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National forklift market leader Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) was a major presence at this month's Megatrans exhibition in Melbourne, with a display demonstrating the Toyota BT Optio "Autopilot" driverless forklift.

The TMHA display at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre covered two, 72 square-metre stands and doubled as a flagship event for the company's 50 Year anniversary celebrations.

Toyota sold its first forklift in Australia in 1968 and has now enjoyed nine uninterrupted years of national forklift market leadership.

Highlight of the TMHA display at Megatrans was the working display of a Toyota BT Optio OAE 120CB AGV Autopilot order picker.

In addition, the display featured engine powered and battery electric Toyota forklifts, along with a range of TMHA warehouse equipment.

TMHA is also showed a Bravi Sprint lift platform and a range of pallet racking.

TMHA president and CEO Steve Takacs said the company presence at Megatrans was another opportunity to celebrate both the 50th anniversary and Toyota's on-going commitment to supporting the Australian market.

"The Toyota Autopilot AGV represents the cutting edge in material handling equipment," he said.

"The overall display highlighted TMHA's one-stop solution credentials, with our comprehensive range of market leading forklifts, reach trucks, stackers and order pickers.

"Added to that we showed Bravi work platforms, and our extensive range of racking."

Notes to Editors:

TMH 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.

National forklift market leader Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) was a major presence at this month's Megatrans exhibition in Melbourne.