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Toyota has topped the Australian forklift market for the ninth consecutive year, achieving an average market share of nearly 40 per cent.

Official Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) industry sales results show Toyota Material Handling Australia delivered over 5,100 forklifts in calendar year 2017, an increase of approximately 400 units on the previous year.

Toyota was the number one internal combustion manufacturer for the 31st year in a row, with a market share of more than 42 per cent.

It captured 37 per cent of the Australian battery electric forklift market.

Factory backed national distributor Toyota Material Handling Australia claimed number one sales position in all six Australian States.

TMHA will this year celebrate half a century of forklift sales in Australia with a series of special events, beginning in April.

TMHA chief operating officer Steve Takacs said the 2017 sales figures reflect Toyota's ability to develop and manufacture leading-edge material handling equipment, and support those products nation-wide in Australia.

"Toyota is a leader within the forklift industry in research and development spending, and that shows in its product range, features, quality and industry leading safety technology," he said.

"Our product support in Australia is also leading edge, encompassing everything from our long-standing commitment to the best apprentice training to our fleet management systems.

"Viewed together, our quality, durability and reliability, safety, parts and service, strict attention to cost of ownership and innovative business solutions add up to the Toyota Advantage.",


Notes to Editors:

Australian Operations

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is the Australian subsidiary of TICO. It distributes the TICO leading material handling brands of Toyota Industrial Equipment, BT Lift Trucks and Raymond Forklifts, along with the its range of Huski skid steer loaders. TMHA provides world-leading materials handling products and services to customers across Australia.

Within Australia, almost 50,000 Toyota Industrial Equipment forklifts have been sold, and the brand has been the Australian counter-balance forklift market leader since 1987. Toyota's selection of internal-combustion and battery electric counter-balance forklifts range from 0.9 tonnes right up to a massive 24.0 tonnes.

BT is the world's largest producer of Warehouse Trucks. It has been one of the world's leading warehouse forklift brands for over 50 years, with a range of products committed to increasing productivity and reducing materials handling costs.

The Raymond Corporation is the leading North American provider of Warehouse materials handling solutions that improve space utilisation and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater ease of use.

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