The forklifts which range from 2-tons to 3-tons come equipped with Toyota's patented SAS technology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2021: Al-Futtaim Toyota Material Handling, an Al-Futtaim Automotive company and exclusive distributor of Toyota Material Handling equipment in the UAE, has announced that it has signed a long-term supply and maintenance contract for 32 Toyota electric forklifts to be delivered to first-time customer DHL, the global leader in the logistics industry.
DHL has already received 26 light-duty electric forklifts and the remaining units will be delivered before the end of this year.
The forklifts ranging from 2-tons to 3-tons are deployed across DHL's warehouses located in the UAE. They are equipped with Toyota's patented System of Active Stability (SAS). SAS works by continually monitoring the forklift's operations and automatically taking protective action when needed. The system takes over 3,000 readings per second to detect unsafe operating conditions and if a safety hazard is detected, the SAS activates one of its two main features – Active Control Rear Stabilizer System and Active Mast Function Control System, that improve lateral and longitudinal stability of the forklift.
“We are extremely delighted that DHL has chosen the Toyota electric forklifts for their material handling needs. This deal further reaffirms our leading position in the material handling industry in the UAE. These electric forklifts provide substantial fuel savings and reduced carbon footprint also contributes to the UAE's Vision 2021 to create and maintain a sustainable environment,” said, Ramez Hamdan, Managing Director – Industrial Equipment (FAMCO, HINO, Toyota Material Handling), Al-Futtaim Automotive.
He added, “Toyota forklifts are known for their solid build quality, reliability and durability that is second to none. Combine this with our strong after-sales service support, we are confident we can fully meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”