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About us

Our mission at FTD

Here at Fork Truck Direct, we have specialised in the sales, hiring, and servicing of material handling and warehouse equipment such as forklift trucks, pallet trucks, straddle carriers, and much more since 1995. We are an independent material handling and warehouse equipment dealer that provides reliable and cost-effective operational solutions to a wide range of industries and businesses across Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, and London.

We procure, distribute, and service equipment for market-leading brands, including Doosan Bobcat, Combilift, Narrow Aisle Flexi, Heli, and Cesab.

For more than 20 years, each member of our team has dedicated themselves to guaranteeing exceptional value and services, offering the efficient material handling and warehouse equipment solutions available.

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Fork Truck Direct's success has been built on the quality and value of our products, supported by a roster of more than 50 office staff, salespeople, and engineers.

Since becoming a regional dealer in 2003, Fork Truck Direct has forged strong partnerships with key manufacturers of the most renowned material handling and warehouse equipment in the industry.

We offer a range of products, from premium, reliable, and efficient Doosan Bobcat counter-balance forklift trucks to innovative and cost-effective equipment such as the Lithium-Ion Heli, Articulated VNA forklift trucks, side loaders and straddle carriers supporting businesses in Essex & Suffolk.

Experts in Lithium

Make The Switch to Li-Ion Today

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

How we support operations across the South


With over 171 locations including Chandlers Building & Roofing Supplies, Parker Building & Roofing Supplies, Grant & Stone and many more, IBMG's large and complex network of depot's are all supported by Fork Truck Direct. IBMG have acquired over 110 Doosan forklift trucks, and dozens of telehandlers & side-loaders which are all supported by FTD's service team in partnership with Triple R Engineering. 

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Premium Cyder specialists Aspall Suffolk Cyder has been in business for 300 years. For the past 15 years, Fork Truck Direct have supplied the site with Doosan counter-balance forklift trucks. Currently Aspall's operate 12 of our Doosan forklifts which we maintain on a weekly basis.

Case Studies - Hills Prospect

For the last 11 years, Hills Prospect have chosen Fork Truck Direct as their main supplier of material handling and warehouse equipment. With 14 Doosan electric vehicles, Hills Prospect are able to operate 22-hours a day, 6 days a week trusting the reliability and servicing provided by our products and service team.

Case Studies - Eat Natural

For over 18 years, our sales manager Jimmy Pascavage has supported Eat Natural by providing them material handling solutions on many projects to improve efficiency. 14 Doosan counter-balance forklift trucks support Eat Natural in their production and distribution of over 100 million bars every year. 

Case Studies - Jaylow Supplies

Since 2006, Fork Truck Direct have consistently supported Jaylow Supplies with warehouse solutions & equipment. With over 20 Doosan powered pallet trucks and multiple articulated & counter-balance forklifts, Jaylow Supplies depend on Fork Truck Direct's service team to maintain their extensive fleet.  

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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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