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TESCO selects TOYOTA as material handling partner for new depot

  • 07/07/2010, Slough, Berkshire

  • Tesco has selected Toyota Material Handling to supply the material handling fleet for their new Avonmouth depot.


Toyota will support the operation with the supply and service of a fleet of over 130 units including low level order pickers and powered pallet trucks, helping operators to pick productively and safely.

Enhancing supply capability in the south west, the new depot will handle over two million cases of fresh and frozen food each week to fill the shelves of 235 Tesco stores in the region.

Alex Laffey, network development director for Tesco, explains: “Our supply chain is a critical part of our commitment to our customers as it allows us to provide the value for money, range and convenience they expect, all in first class condition. This means we place great importance on the partners we choose as they must share our commitment to quality, our customers and to the environment.”

Mike Mathias, managing director, Toyota Material Handling UK, joined Alex to officially hand over the new fleet. Mike commented: “We are very proud to be working with Tesco on this project. We believe we understand their aspirations and are committed to meeting them to become trusted supply partners.”

Toyota Material Handling UK combines the strengths of the highly successful Toyota and BT organisations and serves customers better by improving the range and quality of products and services available.

A comprehensive range of counterbalance forklifts, warehouse equipment and supporting services are supplied throughout the UK direct from Toyota Material Handling and supplemented by a dedicated, strategically positioned dealer network.

Toyota Material Handling UK is a regional organisation of the Toyota Material Handling Group (TMHG) part of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO), the global leader in materials handling.

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