TMH wins materials handling supply deal for Schneider Electric

By: Jason Whittaker


Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has won the rights to supply Schneider Electric, parent of the Clipsal brand, with equipment for

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has won the rights to supply Schneider Electric, parent of the Clipsal brand, with equipment for its manufacturing and distribution centres.

Toyota will supply and maintain more than 170 Toyota, BT and Raymond brand forklifts, reach trucks, stock pickers and walkie stackers under the agreement.

Schneider Electric’s growth in Australia was underscored in 2003 by its acquisition of Clipsal, the number one brand of electrical accessories in Australia and Asia.

As a result of its acquisition of Clipsal, Schneider Electric’s national responsibilities for same or next day FIS delivery of electrical products throughout Australia expanded to cover more than 3500 locations.

Schneider Electric National Distribution Coordinator Ross Carter says a survey was conducted at all sites to assess material handling requirements.

"We were looking for a supplier with access to the latest technology and with the resources to supply and service us nationally across all material handling equipment types, and one that was prepared to be flexible to meet our changing needs," he says.

"Toyota’s global strength, its access to the latest technology and Schneider sites’ experience with the products and their service support were part of the picture, as was their competitive pricing."

The original equipment audit is now being used to progressively roll out new equipment, accompanied by comprehensive induction and familiarisation sessions to ensure equipment operators are able to achieve maximum productivity in a safe working environment.

Schneider Electric manufacturing and distribution facilities are being equipped with a combination of Toyota forklifts and BT and Raymond battery-electric warehouse products as the physical side of the contract.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive the ATN e-newsletter, digital magazine and other offers we choose to share with you straight to your inbox

You can also follow our updates by joining our LinkedIn group or liking us on Facebook

 

Trucks For Hire | Forklifts For Hire | Cranes For Hire | Generators For Hire | Transportable Buildings For Hire