Expanding Battery Company Equips With Toyota

One of Australia’s fastest-growing battery companies is sourcing forklifts from Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) as it expands.

R & J Batteries’ new distribution centre at Truganina in Melbourne’s west has commissioned a new three-tonne Toyota 8FG30 forklift and racking for 2000 pallet spaces.

The centre is 20 minutes from the Melbourne docks and hence the main Victorian receiving centre for containers of stock. 

The other new Toyota forklift is the 8FG25, both units are at the distribution centre, as well as the Bravi stock picker, all part of a company move to an all-Toyota fleet.

Victorian State manager Jason Handley said R & J Batteries had experienced massive growth in the last ten years, and has had new racking installed in company stores in Brisbane and New Zealand, with further expansion occurring in Adelaide.

Mr Handley said the company’s decision to use Toyota forklifts was based on safety, efficiency and operator comfort.

“The company has been in business 22 years and two years ago we began switching to Toyota forklifts across our 20 stores nationally.  

“Toyota forklifts are much more comfortable for the operators than our previous units.

“Overall, the Toyota forklifts provide greater efficiency and safety: they are a more stable forklift,” he said. 

Mr Handley said there we have a great working relationship with the team at TMHA.

Toyota Material Handling Australia’s General Manager Product Management, Dean Watson, said as well as being national market leader in forklifts, TMHA now offers a comprehensive range of driverless forklifts (Automated Guided Vehicles)– including selective, drive-in, gravity flow, push-back and satellite with auto shuttle.

“We can assist with optimising business flow, driving down costs and increasing productivity through the integration of Automated Guided Vehicles with pallet racking solutions,” he said.

In addition to its massive product range, TMHA provides the Toyota advantage, including quality, durability and reliability, industry-leading forklift safety with its System of Active Stability, and a nationwide parts and service network.      

R & J Batteries is one of Australia’s fastest-growing battery companies and supplies batteries for automotive, motorcycle, commercial, industrial, deep cycle, marine and solar applications, through its 20 stores and 6500 stockists and distributors.

Products include the latest Lithium-ion phosphate batteries.


For more information call: 1800 425 438 



R&J Batteries, Victorian State Manager, Jason Handley with his Toyota forklift

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