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Task Australia: new forklift, new distributor, celebrates 25 years
Thursday, 7 Sep 2006 ( #276 ) - ADELAIDE, South Australia, Australia
Local News Story
By Daphne Haneman
Forklift dealer Task Australia Pty Ltd is exporting its new, Australian-made Sumi Boa legless stacker to Asia, India and Singapore.

Task this year celebrates 25 years of manufacturing forklifts in Australia.

Task’s parent company, Osko Forklifts, an Australian-owned, South Australian-based company, designs and manufactures the Sumi range of battery-operated electric stackers, forklifts and pallet trucks for Australian and selected overseas markets. Task also distributes the Max range.

Task has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and Shanghai.

The Sumi Boa legless (counterbalanced) stacker was released in November 2005 but the international patent was only finalised and awarded last month, a Task statement said.

The legless stacker was "the only lift truck manufactured in Australia that is benchmarked to world’s best practice through quality standard AS/NZS ISO 9001", the statement said.

The legless stacker is a battery-operated pedestrian forklift with a lift height of 4.5 metres. Capacities are 700 kg to 1,200 kg. It has a 24V DC drive motor.

A Task spokesperson said because it was "legless", the stacker was different from most straddle stackers, as it had "good ground clearance allowing it to fit into tight spaces".

Task chairman Dean Rainsford said the new product was "exactly what is needed for our Asian distributors".

Singapore Technology Kinetics (STK), part of the Temasek Group, is the exclusive distributor in India and parts of Asia of the entire Sumi range, including the legless stacker and the Conda stacker. STK will manufacture part of the BOA driveline for the Asian market.

The statement said the arrangement was expected to increase the group’s turnover by "AUD4.5million to AUD5 million". STK has appointed distributors in Asia.

Task will honour its 25th anniversary of manufacturing forklifts in Australia with a conference in November.
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