China’s No 1 forklift arrives in Australia


It should come as no surprise that along with earthmoving equipment, cars and trucks, industrial giant China is poised to dominate global markets in materials handling equipment.

Average annual sales of forklifts in Australia and NZ combined amount to about 15,000 units.

But leading Chinese forklift manufacturer Hangcha has the capacity to produce a staggering 80,000 units.

Given Hangcha’s size, experience and commitment to quality it should come as no surprise their products are now available in Australia – backed by the proven, national experience of Powerlift Material Handling.

A complete range of engine models is now available.

Leading the way is the Powerlift HC Range, comprising 1.8t to 10.0t gas, diesel and petrol forklifts, 1.0t to 5.0t electric forklifts and reach truck 1.2 to 2.0t.

Hangcha, which began manufacturing forklifts in 1974, has a range of models across varying price points, with their top-spec series equal to any in terms of quality, equipment and sophistication.

Hangcha is so fixated on quality that it has held ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification since 1995 and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification since 2002.

This commitment to quality is also reflected in Hangcha’s chosen component suppliers. Chassis are made of steel produced from Australian iron ore and power comes from Japan in the form of Nissan engines.

Impressively, Hangcha’s factory complex comprises more than 60 acres of buildings with five forklift assembly lines – multiple testing, painting, axle, mast and finishing lines and a workforce exceeding 2500.

Standard features include:

  • Manufacturer’s 3 year warranty
  • Tilt adjust steering wheel
  • LCD display of all machine functions
  • Full suspension seat
  • Operator-sensing system locks unattended machines
  • LED rear lights
  • Integral side-shift
  • Soft-landing lift system on the mast
  • Swing-down gas bottle on LPG models
  • Nissan engine
  • High-capacity radiator
  • Solid tyres
  • Rear hand assist grip

Importantly, engines comply with EU stage III control regulation; ensuring low fuel consumption and emissions and a cleaner working environment.

Powerlift Material Handling has been a successful forklift distributor in Australia for over 20 years, making them especially suited to providing the best service and support for the new Powerlift HC Range.

The Powerlift HC Range forklifts are sure to make their presence felt in Australia.

The irresistible combination of quality, features and price, backed by proven service and support, will undoubtedly appeal to companies of all sizes.

Powerlift Material Handling
Ph: 1800 353 312