The new 8 series 3.5 – 8.0 tonnes engine-powered forklift won the prestigious German Design Award Special Mention for 2015; the first lift truck to ever receive this accolade. The new 8 series was selected for the Special Mention award from 2 250 nominated products.

The Toyota Forklift 8 series is a stylish workhorse powered by Toyota’s in-house built diesel engine, which is a unique feature. Robust and strong, Toyota Forklift will deliver high reliability in operations, while still looking good.

Behind the internationally reputed German Design Award stands the German Design Council, currently celebrating 60 years of identifying, presenting and honouring unique design trends, with the explicit aim of advancing the design scene

Toyota Forklift products have also received praise from other high-ranking design bodies, such as the respected Japan Institute of Design Promotion and saw the new 8 series walk away with the Good Design Award 2014 from the globally esteemed institute.


Having won some 25 design awards to date, Toyota Forklift is proud to be part of that design scene

Toyota Forklift, a division of Eqstra Industrial Equipment is the sole distributor of Toyota forklifts, BT, Raymond and Flexi warehouse equipment in Southern Africa. Toyota Forklift also celebrates 30 years of partnership with Toyota Industries Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation this year.