Warners Transport switches to Toyota


Major Perth-based transport company Warners Transport improves its operations after making the switch to Toyota forklifts in 2011

Warners Transport  switches to Toyota
Warners Transport switches to Toyota

April 10, 2012

Major Perth-based transport company Warners Transport improved its operations after making the switch to Toyota forklifts in 2011

Family-owned Warners Transport specialises in small to large scale transport and warehousing services for a wide variety of clients across many different industries, including the booming West Australian mining sector.

Last year the company invested in a fleet of new Toyota forklifts and reach trucks to replace those of another brand and immediately reaped the benefits, according to co-owner Shane Warner.

"We put the forklifts through a lot of hard work and they are extremely reliable and easy to operate - overall they're a real step-up for our day-to-day operations," Warner says.

"Toyota forklifts have a reputation for the best quality in the industry, and that was an important factor to us as durability over a 10-year period is an absolute must."

Warners Transport acquired four 32-8FG25 forklifts and one 32-8FG30 with container masts to meet the demands of its busy Welshpool warehouse, where forklift operators each move between five to 20 containers per day.

Warner says the safety features and running performance of the Toyota forklifts made the large workload more manageable.

"My operators have told me the machines are quieter and more comfortable to use with easier controls than those we previously used," he says.

"They are also better balanced and more stable when cornering, which is very important when carting such heavy loads."

A high level of service and support ensures the forklifts remain in optimal running condition, Warner adds.

"Toyota drew up a service schedule and they are in contact with us all the time to make sure the units perform properly.

"A mechanic can also be here in an hour or two if we ever have a problem."

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