Mudex boosts sustainability with Toyota forklifts


A Western Australian drilling fluid company is using Toyota Material Handling Australia’s range of zero-emission Toyota electric forklifts to reduce its carbon footprint.

With its head office and manufacturing hub in the Perth suburb of Canning Vale, Mudex wanted to replace its fleet of rental gas forklifts, and the superb reliability, outstanding safety, and ease of servicing that form part of the Toyota Advantage were significant factors in making the switch to a fleet of fully owned equipment.

Mudex Commercial Manager Pete McCormack says it was an easy decision to choose TMHA for its fleet of new equipment because of the company’s reputation and availability of electric models.

“We made the decision that we want to be more eco-friendly, take our carbon footprint down and go electric,” Pete says.

“We did have a look at all the major forklift brands, but we decided on Toyota basically because they are reliable, and the aftersales service, parts – it was a no-brainer. We wanted the best and Toyota has the best. There’s a reason they have such a large chunk of the forklift market.”

With over 10 years of experience procuring the right TMHA forklifts for customers’ needs, THMA area sales manager Danny Carbery worked extensively with Mudex to tailor the perfect solution for the business, walking them through a range of different options before settling on the chosen machines.

“They had been renting, and they wanted to find their own gear and had a bit of a focus on safety, so it was a fairly involved process to narrow down what they wanted,” Danny says.

“I realised how important to them being green was, and they are trying to go in a more environmentally friendly direction – that was a big focus for them. They’re fantastic forklifts. Quiet, easy to use and better for the environment. I think that was a big factor in why they went with what they did.”

Mudex purchased three Toyota 8FBE20 and one Toyota 8FBE18 three-wheel electric forklifts along with one Toyota 32-8FGK25 gas counterbalance forklift, having transitioned from a rental fleet of equipment to one owned by the company itself.

“We’ve been slowly giving them out to the crew in manufacturing, and they all like them. The turning circle is very good on those models,” said Mr McCormack.

“The safety features, it’s been all positive from the guys in the back, and they are really who we have to convince.”

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