GraysOnline chooses Toyota for warehousing needs

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Online auction house GraysOnline has recently taken delivery of its 35th piece of Toyota material handling equipment at its 30,000 square-metre warehouse in Homebush, NSW.

GraysOnline chooses Toyota for warehousing needs
GraysOnline's 30,000 square-metre warehouse in Homebush (Sydney) has 35 pieces of battery-electric Toyota material handling equipment, including this BT low-level order picker

A leading online auction house has fully equipped its main New South Wales warehouse with 35 pieces of Toyota material handling equipment.

GraysOnline’s 30,000 square-metre warehouse at Homebush in western Sydney handles 85 percent of the company’s warehoused products, with up to 35,000 individual stock movements per week.

Toyota Material Handling's wide product range meant it could meet all GraysOnline's equipment needs, thereby consolidating fork lift contracts from multiple sites.

The 35 units, all battery-electric, include Toyota 1.8-tonne payload 8FBN18 counter-balance fork lifts, Toyota three-tonne payload 7FB30 fork lifts, BT RRE reach fork lifts, BT low-level order pickers and BT Levio pallet trucks.

The last of the 35 new fork lifts was commissioned at Homebush during March.

GraysOnline Homebush Warehouse Manager Rick Jacobs says special considerations for the material handling equipment included compatibility with Australia Post equipment and the versatility of the BT High Reach fork lifts.

"It is vital that our warehouse equipment can operate with Australia Post’s uniform loading devices," he says.

"The high-reach fork lifts had to be specified with low multi-stage masts, so they could work under our mezzanine racking and also reach the top pick heights in the seven-metre high racking."

Jacobs says GraysOnline based the equipment purchase decision on three key factors - state-of-the-art safety capability, excellent service maintenance and the product range meeting all the warehouse’s needs.

"The number of fork lifts on site means TMHA’s Sydney service technicians are here once a month for regular maintenance," he says.

TMHA’s Sydney major accounts manager Michael Marks says GraysOnline has been a Toyota fork lift customer for the last seven years, using a diverse range of equipment from hand pallet trucks to four-wheel counter-balance fork lifts.

The Grays auction house has a tradition reaching back more than 100 years.

It moved into online auctions in 2000 and now sells more than 70 product categories, from IT goods and wine to automotive and mining equipment.

Toyota Material Handling Australia is the factory-owned national distributor for the comprehensive range of Toyota, BT Lift Truck and Raymond product, as well as Toyota's leading-edge Huski skid-steer loader range.

Click here to find Toyota materials handling equipment for sale.

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