Toyota Material Handling UK is working with Kelkay Limited to provide a materials handling solution which is helping to improve their operational efficiency. They have achieved this by supplying a fleet of Tonero diesel powered counterbalance forklifts which were tailored to offer increased reliability and productivity.

Kelkay Limited is the UK’s largest supplier of decorative garden aggregates and is located in East Yorkshire. Having recently expanded their operation to meet increased sales demand, Kelkay were looking for a materials handling provider who would help them improve the durability and efficiency of their operation to meet their heightened workload.

Due to the nature of the loads they are transporting, Kelkay’s trucks can be subject to working in dusty environments for long periods of the day. Toyota helped to deliver a bespoke solution for Kelkay by providing 3 tonne Tonero diesel powered forklift trucks with upswept exhausts, pre-cleaners, hydraulic accumulators and front and rear screens to help prevent any damage.

As part of their fleet, Kelkay also chose Tonero diesel powered forklifts with 4.5 tonne lift capacities. These trucks are fitted with double pallet handling attachments to further improve their efficiency and capacity to transfer stock around their storage facility. All of the trucks in their fleet are fitted with the I_Site truck management system and preoperational checks, allowing them to monitor their truck and driver performance to reduce operational costs.

Barrie King, logistics manager at Kelkay said “After using Toyota trucks before we were really impressed by their reliability and durability to work for sustained periods in all types of conditions. As we are now meeting increased order demand, we need to have a solution in place which maximises productivity and reduces the risk of truck downtime and thanks to our service agreement with Toyota we are confident that our trucks will be back up and running promptly if there is ever a breakdown.”