MLA Forklifts began trading in 1980 where it was established by Japanese trading company, T.Chatani & Co. Ltd in agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Our branches initially opened in New South Wales and Victoria, with another opening in Queensland two years later.
For the last 31 years MLA have been industry leaders in forklift sales; including both new and used forklifts and have also proven ourselves in forklift rental. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth have all seen the opening of branches in the last two decades, with a distributor in the Northern Territory, allowing for a more reliant and professional forklift service nationwide.
As a service company, our main business is the importation, preparation, sales, hire, service and supply of spare parts for a complete range of forklifts. The MLA Distribution network is Australia-wide, with offices in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and Victoria.
Employee selection at MLA is based on existing qualifications, practical skills and industry commitment. Ensuring that we only work with the best in the business is our way of making sure that our customers only receive the highest quality products and service.
Some of the major moments in MLA's history include:
MLA Holdings Pty Ltd is established by Japanese trading company T.Chatani & Co. Ltd.
In agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Branches open in New South Wales and Victoria.
|1982||Queensland branch opens, encouraging national forklift sales.|
|1985||Air Condition Division is established and MLA relocates to 26 Pike St, Rydalmere NSW.|
|1987||Airpower Pty Ltd appointed as Northern Territory Distributor.|
|1990||Record Forklift Sales.|
|1991||MLA appointed Australian Fantuzzi Distributor.|
|1994||10,000th Mitsubishi sold.|
|1996||Accredited Quality Assurance ISO 9002.|
|1997||MLA wins National Rail Tender for Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Terminals.|
|1998||Air conditioning division ceases operations.|
|2000||Total Forklift Storage appointed as Tasmanian Distributor.|
|2001||MLA wins Pacific National Tender for Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.|
|2002||MLA wins BHP (BlueScope) Contract.|
Mitsubishi Electric Truck is introduced.
New Mitsubishi Grendia is launched.
|2004||MLA is appointed as a distributor for Mitsubishi Engines.|
|2005||MLA wins Smorgon Steel Contract.|
|2006||MLA wins Pacific National Tender for Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.|
|2007||BlueScope Steel extends contract.|
|2008||HQ in NSW moves to Wetherill Park.|
|2010||Celebrating 30 Years of service, in both new and used forklifts.|
In addition to forklift sales and rental, we supply in excess of 93% off the shelf genuine parts and undertake servicing on a wide range of equipment. Our trained technicians will use the latest diagnostic equipment to ensure accuracy, helping you save time and money.
To enquire about sales, parts or forklift rental, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and NT residents, contact us to find your local MLA dealer today.