Toyota Material Handling

Easily handle your material handling needs.


With over 100 years of experience, Toyota offers some of the world’s most trustworthy material handling equipment. Toyota material handling solutions help you get the most out of your equipment. This ensures you can get on with what you do best – running your business.

Toyota material handling is designed with innovation, guaranteeing quality, durability, reliability, and value. Built for every application, they provide material handling solutions, automation, and more. From the dock to stock and everywhere in between, let Toyota be part of your journey.

Upon founding Locators in 1985, Brian Cowles secured an exclusive distributorship with Toyota material handling. This saw us become one of the largest forklift suppliers and storage system distributors in the UK – an accolade that’s defined us for years to come. Talk to us about Toyota, today.

Industrial Forklift

Comfortable | Ergonomic | Interactive

Toyota produces the most innovative and high-quality forklifts available on the market today. Yet by combining power with versatility, forklifts will soon become the core of your business operations. Plus, Toyota material handling benefits from a range of safety options. Allowing you to protect your operators, trucks and goods with its inbuilt System of Active Stability (SAS). Synonymous with reliability and safety, material handling is an intrinsic part of day-to-day trade. Our products are suitable for various applications and environments such as manufacturing, outdoors, etc.

Electric Counterbalance Range
IC Counterbalance Range

Warehouse Automation

Precise | Smart | Repetitive

Automating internal logistics ensures any flow of goods through your warehouse keeps flowing. Whilst automated solutions can seem complex, the material flow of logistics can be quite predictable. So, if you want to combat common warehouse problems, like downtime caused by human error, automation could be for you. By utilising a systematic approach, we can identify common functions that act as configurable modules. Together, Toyota and Locators can help you on your automation journey and optimise your entire workflow.

Automated Warehouse Trucks
Automated Tow Trains
Semi-Automated Shuttles

Warehouse Equipment

Efficient | Flexible | Safe

Without the presence of warehouse trucks in your business, you’d soon see a dip in productivity. That’s because warehouse equipment is an essential staple of any fully functioning warehouse. A warehouse must provide its staff with reliable tools – and there’s nothing more reliable than Toyota. The transportation of heavy loads should only be done with material handling equipment. Alleviate any day-to-day strain today with Toyota.

Hand Pallet Trucks Order Picking Range
Powered Pallet Trucks Powered Stacker Trucks
Reach Trucks Range Towing Trucks Range
Very Narrow Aisle Trucks

Information sourced from Toyota

What our clients say

We are very pleased with the change from an engine to an electric fleet. The trucks have been well received by our operators as they are comfortable and quiet to drive and give excellent protection from the elements. We even have the option and flexibility to use spare batteries and a simple battery change system if we ever want to work back to back shifts in the future. Locators also design, supply and install all types of racking and storage systems. They reconfigured the CooperVision warehouse for narrow aisle operation which increases the storage density and pallet locations. Locators supplied Aisle-Master articulated forklifts to work in this area.

Coopervision, Hamble

We have worked with Locators for nearly 20 years. We are confident they can always make the best use of the space we have available and provide us with forklifts that are well suited for the long loads and other stock we have to move.

Colin Macgregor
Director, Y Goldberg

Every time we look at an application, Locators approach it like a blank canvas and always recommend the best equipment for our business. Locators have proved themselves as a very reliable and proactive service provider by keeping our trucks working and our fleet costs as low as possible.

Adam Conrad
Group Transport Manager for Covers

Being able to work with one supplier for storage and materials handling has been a benefit to us. Locators managed the complete installation and ensured the correct materials handling equipment was specified for their design. They also service and maintain all of the equipment they have supplied and offer a rack inspection service to make sure our warehouse remains a safe working environment. We are very happy with our new facility and we believe we have made the best use of the available space.

Marc Congdon
Engineering Manager, Costa

We purchased our first Toyota forklift from Locators 14 years ago for our farm. This truck has been very reliable and is still in service so we had no hesitation in deciding to purchase another Toyota machine. Locators recommended an electric forklift for our machinery depot as it is very quiet, has low running costs and does not create any pollution, making it ideal for working both inside and outside. Our operators are very pleased with our new Toyota truck and our business is very happy to be operating a forklift that has such a low impact on the environment.

Ed Smales
Director, NFFM

Locators installed the new racking system within a tight timeframe while our business was fully operational. They have provided us with a facility that has a similar storage capacity and reduced the size of our forklift fleet allowing us to lease one building instead of two. We are very happy with the outcome.

Paul Bickell
Nippon Express

Locators gave us the benefit of working with just one supplier for all of the storage and materials handling requirements of this project. By mixing 3 and 4 wheel trucks from the same model range, we have gained extra pallet locations and have the option to battery change between them and work multi-shift in the future. I was initially sceptical that electric trucks could replace LPG, but I am very pleased with the successful outcome of this project.

Mark Davis
Logistics Supervisor for Hall & Woodhouse brewery

It is a great benefit to us that we have a single source supplier who understands the needs of our business. This saves us time, improves efficiency and ultimately reduces cost.

Richard Horrocks
Smurfitt Kappa