The Australian Forklift and Industrial Truck Association (AFITA) represents the interests of the major suppliers of lift trucks and associated equipment in Australia.

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Access to commercial-in-confidence material is restricted to fully paid members. 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.

AFITA is governed by a National Council and supported by an Engineering Committee. The current President of the AFITA National Council is Steve Takacs from Toyota Material Handling Australia and Deputy President is Craig Kenchington from Crown. The Treasurer is Stan Palmer from Toyota Material Handling Australia.

A list of members with links to their websites is here.

The Executive Committee is: Steve Takacs; Stan Palmer; Todd Brennan (Forkpro); Jim Lobow (Toyota Material Handling Australia), Graham Lucas (independent member; and Sue Hart (Executive Officer).

The Public Officer is Sue Hart.

The Chair of the Engineering Committee is Mike Croxford from and Deputy Chair is Craig Williams from Clark Equipment .

The National Secretariat for AFITA is operated by Commerce Management Services and located in Canberra, ACT. All enquiries should be directed to the Secretariat. Phone: 02 6290 1505; Fax: 02 6290 1580; Mobile: 0419 995 724.

Email: aita@commercemgt.com.au

The major focus of AFITA is to ensure the highest possible standards of performance, safety and client satisfaction. To this end, AFITA members operate within the AFITA Code of Conduct. A full copy of the Code can be found here.

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Objects and rules

To download a copy of the AFITA Objects and Rules, please click on the attachment below.

AFITA Objects & Rules