Toyota Forklift, part of EIE Group, has handed over 17 machines for warehousing and distribution to Spar Western Cape, including the first BT Reach Trucks to be supplied with the new 13m mast and 1,000kg capacity.
The machines, supplied on an outright purchase basis with a full maintenance agreement, were ordered at the end of June 2016 and include BT RRE200 (2t) Reach Trucks for operation in both cold storage and ambient conditions, Opus OSE250 order pickers and Orion LPE200 pallet trucks. With advanced ergonomics, the machines will be deployed for pallet put-aways and retrievals into and out of racking, pallet transporting and picking.
“The award of the contract was based on the unrivalled features of these machines, which are designed around the four core values of safety, productivity, durability and drivability, as well as on the long term working relationship we enjoy with the client – as part of our commitment to building partnerships for life,” says Gary Neubert, EIE Group’s CEO.
As one of Toyota Forklift’s best-in-class brands, the energy efficient BT Reflex range of reach trucks offers high acceleration and exceptional drivability for optimum horizontal transportation and stacking. The transitional lift control (TLC) enables high lift speeds for increased productivity, while ensuring lift and lower movements are completely smooth, protecting the load and assuring safety. Other safety features include an automatic parking brake, and a 360 degree steering, which not only saves steer wheel wear but also reduces driver fatigue, in addition to allowing for faster pallet put-aways and retrievals.
As the sole distributor of Toyota Forklift, BT, Raymond and Flexi material handling equipment in Southern Africa, EIE Group is the largest supplier of forklifts to the Southern African market and has the most comprehensive product support infrastructure in the region.