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About us

Our mission at FTD

Here at Fork Truck Direct, we specialise in the sales, hire and servicing of forklift trucks. Established in 1995, we are an independent forklift truck company that provide materials handling equipment to a wide range of industries across Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and East London.

We are main distributors for the market leading brands of Doosan, Combilift and Narrow Aisle Flexi forklifts.

Fork Truck Direct can guarantee exceptional value and service, offering the most efficient and cost effective materials handling solution available.


FTD’s business success has been built on the quality and value of our products, supported by the most professional and efficient service support in the business.

Since becoming a regional dealer back in 2003, FTD has forged a very strong partnership with Doosan. Our partnership, offering the world’s leading premier value brand forklift, with its renowned reliability and low maintenance costs, has helped FTD establish itself as market leaders for the supply of new and refurbished forklifts in Essex, Suffolk and East London areas.

Benefits of Li-Ion

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Zero Emissions

Zero Emissions

Li-Ion forklifts emit zero emissions during their daily work-cycle. Within confined spaces such as warehouses or buildings, this is a major benefit allowing for such working environments to be cleaner.

Cost Savings

Cost Savings

The associated cost savings with Lithium Ion Forklift Trucks is the most important information for our current customers and prospects who are considering adopting Li-Ion for their own operations.

Simplified Setup & Charging

Simplified Setup & Charging

For larger battery capacities, Fork Truck Direct offer a standalone charging unit which is lighter and smaller than it’s lead-acid counterpart. Simply plug the charging unit into your power supply, plug the vehicle into the charging unit and the charging cycle beings.

Reduced Maintenance

Reduced Maintenance

The static nature of this power system ensures fewer points of potential failure allowing our customers and prospects to have the security in the knowledge that the Li-Ion is less likely to fail than it’s Gas or Diesel counterparts.

Safety and Reliability

Safety and Reliability

With Fork Truck Direct you can be assured that any risk is minimised to its fullest extent due to our access to CATL Lithium-Ion batteries. CATL Li-Ion batteries are renowned globally for their extremely high standard of safety and reliability.

Case Studies

What our customers say

Aspall (1)

Premium Cyder specialists Aspall, is one of the ten oldest family businesses in the UK. For the past eight years, Doosan’s Pro-5 forklifts have helped to bring a little extra fizz to the 285 year old Suffolk site.


Our equipment at this international airport helps keep the luggage moving day to day!

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If you’re based in Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire or East London and think that the benefits of buying or hiring a forklift might suit your business needs, then please feel free to call us to discuss your options and get a free no-obligation quote.

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