“Utyalo Mali” or “Investing for the Future” – was the powerful business message of Toyota Industrial Equipment at the opening of its newly renovated Port Elizabeth premises in the Eastern Cape, South Africa on Wednesday 18 January 2017. With a Xhosa theme indicative of Toyota Industrial Equipment’s commitment to investing in and uplifting the communities of the Eastern Cape, the event was attended by Mr Toshifumi Onishi, Senior Managing Officer of Toyota Industries Corporation & President of Toyota Material Handling International, as well as leading local business people and Toyota Industrial Equipment clients.
Investment is now pouring into Nelson Mandela Bay. We are a rising City of Opportunity. ?? https://t.co/OeDC6aA1Ns
— Athol Trollip (@AtholT) January 19, 2017
Part of EIE Group, Toyota Industrial Equipment opened its Port Elizabeth branch in 1984 to provide the local industrial sector with ease of access to its comprehensive range of Toyota Forklifts, as well as maintenance and spares support “on the doorstep”. The company has supplied to date more than 5,000 machines, mainly to the automotive, industrial, agricultural, fast moving consumer goods, warehousing and transport sectors.
“This event was not only a celebration of Toyota Industrial Equipment in the Eastern Cape and of our commitment to building partnerships for life, but also an opportunity for us to celebrate the rich heritage of this region,” says Gary Neubert, EIE Group’s CEO. “We are indebted to the Eastern Cape business community for the support they have given Toyota Industrial Equipment, and are honoured to have played such an integral role in the development of the local economy and in contributing to employment.”
As a best-in-class brand, the Toyota Forklift range covers applications from loading to horizontal transport, stacking and order picking, all supported by high-quality aftermarket services and ancillary products such as batteries and chargers for forklifts. The range is distinguished by its reliability and innovative technologies, which have set a benchmark in the market for improved productivity and safety. Such innovations include Toyota Forklift’s System of Active Stability (SAS) on counterbalance forklifts, as well as the powerful forklift fleet management solution, the Toyota I_Site, which now offers web-based control.
As the sole distributor of Toyota Forklift, BT, Raymond and Flexi material handling equipment in Southern Africa, EIE Group is the largest supplier of forklifts to the Southern African market and has the most comprehensive product support infrastructure in the region.
EIE Group provides equipment distribution, leasing, rental and value-added services to the general industrial, industrial power, materials handling and agricultural sectors in South Africa, various other African countries, the UK and Ireland. EIE Group has exclusive distribution rights in Southern Africa for Toyota Forklift, BT Warehousing equipment, Flexi Narrow Aisle forklifts, Konecranes (SMV) heavy duty forklifts and container handling equipment, Terberg terminal tractors, Fassi truck-mounted cranes, Hoppecke batteries and chargers, JCB Industrial equipment and Hako industrial cleaning equipment. It operates from 4 branches, 10 depots and a comprehensive dealership network in Southern Africa, with representation in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The UK industrial equipment business, Impact Handling, is the exclusive distributor for Cat Lift Trucks in the UK and Ireland. EIE Group forms part of the enX Group, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.