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Forklift Suppliers

Independent expertise and advice from Locators

Need counterbalance trucks? Construction telehandlers or side loaders? Locators are the leading independent materials handling company in the South of England.

Over the years, we’ve worked with some of the largest companies in the area, as well as some of the smaller ones too. With over 75 experienced staff members and 20 mobile field engineers, we offer a host of services. Locators are well-connected forklift suppliers who have adapted to the industrial landscape. Despite having strong succession planning in place, one aspect has remained the same. We have never strayed from ensuring our customers are the top priority. 

With Locators, you can be assured of expert impartial advice and high-quality service. We operate at the scale of a national company but deliver the local service you’d expect from a specialist independent. We also provide Warehouse Equipment and can offer Storage Solutions too. From general guidance to esteemed advice, we can show you how to keep your staff productivity high. We can also show you how to maintain your forklift to keep it in top condition. We’d go so far as to say our expertise and range can give your business a competitive edge.


Processing our process

  1. To rise up in your industry, contact us at:

sales@locators.co.uk or call 01202 854200

  1. Time for our suppliers to talk shop

We’ll begin a dialogue at a time convenient to you.

  1. Quality solutions

Once we know more about your needs, we’ll provide a range of suitable trucks.

  1. How will it help?

Before receiving your device, we’ll deliver a document outlining the benefits of your purchase.

  1. In need of some service?

Fantastic, you’ve got your forklift. If needed, we offer optional service support too.


What are you after?

The big? The small? We’ve got it all.

We not only supply forklifts but offer accompanying maintenance services too. Locators have over 35 years’ experience as a regional Toyota Materials Handling Equipment dealer. In fact, we’re the South’s leading forklift supplier. Dedicated to reliable services, Locators equip agricultural, industrial and manufacturing sectors. We make sure we do this in a professional and timely manner and aim to find a forklift that’s right for you.

Click here to see our forklift fleet.

Want advice with forklifts?

We not only supply forklifts, we also offer additional services too. Need independent advice with your current forklift set-up? Want to improve your staff’s efficiency with your current fleet? Locators have helped hundreds maximise their productivity and minimise their fuel costs. Service focused, we’re experts at giving quality support for maintaining your equipment. We may have the resources of a national company but we’ve retained the one2one service you’d expect from a specialist independent. We have a team of 18 field service engineers and a comprehensive stock of spare parts for all machines. So no need to wait!


What forklifts do we supply?

Since launching, Locators have had an exclusive deal with Toyota Materials Handling Equipment. Our bestselling motors – and a staple of most warehouses – are Toyota’s Electric Counterbalance Range. We supply the Triago and Tonero. With a maximum lift height of 7m, its features include:

  • Functional self-levelling forks
  • Automatic tilt angle with tilt speed restrictions in both directions
  • Synchronised power steering and a stabilising rear axle
  • Reductions in speed when laden with raised contents.
  • Programmable performance and weight indicators

The Toyota models also have a typical load capacity between 1 and 8 tons. However, if you’re after a little more oomph, Combilift C Series trucks have a maximum load capacity of 25 ton and a maximum lift height of 10m. Need more? Our top-end Combi Straddle Carriers have a load capacity of 40 to 100 tons! Despite their stature, Combi’s offer a lighter environmental footprint compared to similar models. Fuel efficient and with dozens of safety features, they are highly recommended by us.

From the tiny to the giant, we supply a range of forklifts that could be well placed in your yard or warehouse:

  • Toyota Electric Counterbalance (Traigo range)
  • Toyota IC Counterbalance Trucks (Tonero range)
  • Combi Aisle Master
  • Combi Straddle Carriers range and Mobile Gantry
  • Combi Sideloader Forklifts
  • Combi Multi-Directional Counterbalance Trucks
  • Combilift C Series


About us

Founded in 1985 by Brian Cowles, Locators secured a distribution deal with Toyota. Soon after, we claimed our first major deal with Bacardi Martini in Southampton. Since then, the company has bloomed in partnership with Toyota. In fact, we became one of the first-ever suppliers of articulated forklifts. At first, we supplied customers solely from our purpose-built facility in Dorset. However, due to our growth, we widened our reach with Toyota and in 1996, established a branch in Reading. This gave us greater coverage of the M4 corridor and West London.


Need a lift?

Like what you see and want to learn more? No need to call us, we’ll call you!

Simply fill out the form below. We’ll have a thorough read of your enquiry before outlining our best solutions at a time that’s suitable to you.

Contact us at sales@locators.co.uk or call 01202 854200

With that said, Locators are more than forklift suppliers. Outside of the obvious materials handling and storage solutions pages, we offer so much more. You can find anything your warehouse may need within our easy-to-navigate online catalogue.


Other useful contacts

Short term hire and transport

Call: Eric Perkins on 01202 854269

Industrial catalogue

Visit our catalogue website

Driver training

Call: Claire Jones on 01202 854246

CFTS Inspections

Call: Debbie Smith on 01202 854268

‘Safepower’ battery care and support

Call: Jennie Simkins or Emma Merrell in customer support on 01202 854214 or 01202 854215

SEMA Racking inspections

Call: Dan Walker on 01202 854223

Industrial Cleaning equipment

Email: sales@locators.co.uk or Call 01202 854200

Powered access equipment

Email: sales@locators.co.uk or Call 01202 854200