Our History

Established in 2013, Forklifts Direct is an Australian-owned and operated company dedicated to fulfilling Australia’s material handling needs. The name “Forklifts Direct” stems from our Managing Director, David Clayton’s commitment to providing customers with a seamless and uncomplicated buying experience. With an extensive background of over two decades in the forklift industry, David possesses a profound understanding of both forklifts and customer requirements, enabling us to deliver tailored solutions for all your material handling needs.

Current Growth

Founded in Adelaide, our business has experienced remarkable growth, expanding its operations to cater to customers in various states, such as Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, and Queensland. We take immense pride in providing an extensive selection of forklifts and warehousing equipment, encompassing both new and used options.


At Forklifts Direct, our experienced team is here to assist with all your sales requirements. Each consultant is well-versed in our diverse range of products, ensuring they can find the perfect solution tailored to your business needs.

If you’re unsure about the right fit for your business, don’t worry. Our consultants offer a complimentary on-site inspection to assess your workspace. The free site surveys enable the customer to gain a better understanding of the available products, their functionality, and the space required for their operation.

This hands-on approach allows the customer to explore the available options and allows our consultants to truly comprehend your specific needs. We believe in providing the highest level of service to ensure you make informed decisions.


At Forklifts Direct, we prioritize tailoring our service options to meet our customers’ diverse needs. With our recent expansion, we are proud to offer servicing in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, extending our support to a wider customer base.

Our experienced technicians are equipped to provide mechanical assistance, covering both routine servicing and breakdown support. When you entrust Forklifts Direct with your servicing needs, you gain access to a host of benefits, including:

  • Experience: Our mechanics possess extensive expertise in various makes, models, and forklift fuel systems, enabling them to effectively resolve any issue our customers encounter.
  • Competitive Rates: We offer labour rates that remain competitive compared to our competitors, ensuring our customers can maintain their forklifts without incurring excessive costs.
  • On-Site Support: Our mechanics are ready to come to your location for efficient on-site repairs and servicing, saving you time and minimizing any operational disruptions.
  • Phone Support: We understand that timely support is crucial, so our mechanics are readily available to provide over-the-phone assistance, helping you explore your options and address any concerns.