Toyota Materials Handling opens new facility in Sydney

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has announced it has opened a new purpose built, state-of-the art facility for its branch in Orange, New South Wales.
The branch recently relocated from its former Cameron Place location to a prized position on a 2,000 square-metre site at the intersection of Northern Distributor Road and Astill Drive.
TMHA Orange branch manager Richard Bopping said the new premises is an improvement for staff and customers in every way.
According to Richard, the previous site’s workshop was also proving to be too cramped, given the branch’s growth in Central Western New South Wales.
“We operate across a massive area stretching as far out as Bourke, Cobar, Dubbo, across to Mount Vic and even occasionally Broken Hill and down to Cowra, and everything in-between such as Mudgee, Forbes, Parkes, Narromine,” he said.
“Our core business is our forklift rental fleet, which is over 200 units-strong and is serviced out of the branch. We have more than double that, again, with retail customers that we service and provide parts and repairs for.
“We also deal in warehousing equipment such as electric pallet jacks, stackers and also skid steers loaders. New products have come online recently – such as sweepers, scrubbers, scissor-lifts, vertical lifts and the Taylor Dunn product line – to name a few. These are opening opportunities for us to expand into other markets and with our new premises we are well-placed to support our expanding range,” he said
With a site (land) size of 2000m2 and a building of 880m2 – with office being 140m2 and another 140m2 for an office mezzanine level – TMHA Orange has ensured it has all the appropriate space it required, with the addition of future-proofing. “In the future we would be able to support a rental fleet double the size of our existing fleet of 200 units, we would have enough provisional space in our workshop to support that,” Richard said.
The new building has been built for TMHA with environmentally sustainable principles in mind. “We have greatly reduced environmental impact footprint with the new building. We have solar on the roof which will just-about negate any power bill and a water tank plus a greywater system for the building. And we were able to achieve all this at a similar cost to running our old one,” Richard concluded.

Kennards renews Sydney Swans partnership

General hire equipment supplier Kennards Hire has renewed its partnership with the Sydney Swans, signing on as a ‘premier partner’ for the next three seasons.
Kennards Hire joined forces with the Sydney Swans three years ago and has now locked in its commitment as the club’s Official Trade and DIY Hire Partner until 2019.
Sydney Swans CEO and Managing Director Andrew Ireland said he’s excited to welcome a new premier partner.
“Our football club is very grateful for the support of Kennards Hire, and to have a partner want to increase their commitment is a wonderful endorsement,” Ireland said.
“Kennards Hire is a trusted brand and a family-operated company that was founded in Bathurst here in New South Wales. Our brands share great synergy and we’re proud to have Kennards as part of our Sydney Swans family.”
Kennards Hire Chief Executive Officer Angus Kennard said taking the partnership to a new level is a natural step forward.
“Kennards Hire is proud to sign on as Premium Partner with the Swans, who undoubtedly share the similar values of fairness and family,” he said.
“As brands that aim to be the best in their field, we are excited about sharing the fast-paced thrill of AFL with our staff, customers, suppliers and Swans fans over the next few years.”

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