Robern Menz goes purple for Toyota Material Handling

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A South Australian confectionery producer has celebrated recent successes by adding a new Violet Crumble-themed Toyota forklift to its fleet.

Robern Menz has a long-term relationship with Toyota Material Handling Australia

Robern Menz, the company that purchased the Violet Crumble brand back in 2018, is a longstanding client of Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA), with a relationship which extends back two decades.

Currently, 14 individual TMHA machines are used by Robern Menz at the business across a range of functions, including a walker stacker, counterbalance forklifts, a scissor lift, powered pallet truck and a floor scrubber. 

The addition of the new purple and gold Violet Crumble livery follows an expansion period for the Robern Menz brand following the acquisition in 2018, with the product shipped internationally to markets such as the United States and the Philippines. 

Robern Menz warehouse manager Shaun Dwyer says the THMA machines used in the business have been imperial in their success and profitability. 

"Our units are utilised 24 hours a day, so reliability is massive for us," Dwyer says.

"The counterbalance forklifts are used externally and internally, again 24 hours a day, and the walkie stackers are the same – we continually use them.

"The ease of use, the servicing, and the people from Toyota have been a huge plus for our side of things."

Dwyer also hailed the success of two Toyota VRE150 very narrow aisle (VNA) turret trucks, which have allowed the company to free up 500 pallet spaces in the warehouse.

The VNA trucks were the first of its kind to arrive in South Australia and have since become valuable machines in the ever-expanding Robern Menz machinery fleet.

"You want machines that are safe, that are reliable. You want to be aligned with a company that if there is an issue, they tend to your needs as quickly as possible, which we've always done," says TMHA sales manager Derek Baxter.   


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