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AITA becomes AFITA

The Australian Industrial Truck Association has implemented a trading name change and is now trading as the Australian Forklift and Industrial truck Association  (AFITA).

President of the Association, Steve Takacs, said the change has been made to better represent the sector in which the association and  its members operate. The former registered name (AITA) has  created a level of confusion  with the truck and transport sector.  Accordingly the trading name has been changed to incorporate the vernacular term “forklift” while retaining the technically correct  name “industrial truck’ which is used in the Australian and International Standards.

AFITA releases update of Fair Wear and Tear Guide.

A copy of the guide can be downloaded by clicking here. More details are here.

Welcome to the website of the Australian Forklift and  Industrial Truck Association (AFITA)

The AFITA represents the interests of major suppliers of lift trucks and associated equipment in Australia. The major focus of AFITA is to ensure the highest possible standards of performance, safety and client satisfaction.

The AFITA plays an active role in the development of Australian and International Standards for the forklift industry and in promoting the highest standards of safe use of equipment by producing guidance documents and through the conduct of annual National Forklift Safety Seminars.

The AFITA is governed by a National Council and supported by an Engineering Committee.

Membership of the AFITA is divided into two categories – full members and associate members. Full members are the substantial prime wholesale suppliers, manufacturers and importers, or their accredited representative, of self-powered industrial trucks actively and continuously conducting business in Australia. Associate members are major suppliers of ancillary equipment for, or major hirers of, forklift trucks supplied by members.

Membership privileges on this website are restricted. Some commercial-in-confidence material is restricted to fully paid up members of the Australian Forklift and Industrial Truck Association. The rest of the site is available to anyone provided they subscribe by registering (for free) by providing an email address. Information is not given to third parties and is used only for the purposes of emailing notices of new content on the site. You can register here.

AFITA Office Bearers 2019

President – Steve Takacs, Toyota Material Handling Australia
Deputy President – Craig Kenchington, Crown
Treasurer – Stan Palmer, Toyota Material Handling Australia
Chairman Engineering Committee – Mike Croxford, Crown
Deputy Chairman Engineering Committee –  Craig Williams, Clark Equipment
Executive Committee – Steve Takacs, Stan Palmer,Todd Brennan (Forkpro), Jim Lobow (Toyota Material Handling Australia), Graham Lucas (independent), Sue Hart
Statistical Committee – Steve Takacs, Stan Palmer, Craig Kenchington,  Sue Hart
Public Officer: Sue Hart

For further information contact:
Sue Hart, Executive Officer, AFITA Secretariat – 02 6290 1505