Al-Futtaim Toyota Material Handling and DHL have signed a long-term contract under which the exclusive distributor of for Toyota Material Handling equipment in the UAE will supply and maintain 32 Toyota electric forklifts for the global logistics major.
A statement from Al-Futtaim Toyota Material Handling said the machines range from 2-3t and come equipped with Toyota’s patented System of Active Stability (SAS) technology. It has already supplied 26 light-duty electric forklifts to DHL, a first-time customer, and the remaining units will be delivered before the end of this year.
The forklifts are deployed across DHL’s warehouses in the UAE. The SAS technology they are equipped with works by continually monitoring the forklift’s operations and automatically taking protective action when needed. The system takes over 3,000 readings per second to detect unsafe operating conditions and if a safety hazard is detected, the SAS activates one of its two main features – Active Control Rear Stabiliser System and Active Mast Function Control System, improving lateral and longitudinal stability of the forklift.
Ramez Hamdan, managing director – Industrial Equipment (FAMCO, HINO, Toyota Material Handling), Al-Futtaim Automotive, said: “We are extremely delighted that DHL has chosen the Toyota electric forklifts for their material handling needs. This deal further reaffirms our leading position in the material handling industry in the UAE. These electric forklifts provide substantial fuel savings and reduced carbon footprint, also contributing to the UAE’s Vision 2021 to create and maintain a sustainable environment.
“Toyota forklifts are known for their solid build quality, reliability and durability that is second to none. Combine this with our strong after-sales service support, we are confident we can fully meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”