About First Forklifts

Who We Are

First Forklift is a B-BBEE Level 1 Durban-based proudly South African Forklift company. We are available to assist you with purchasing new or refurbished forklifts, forklift rental, repair and maintenance as well as sales of parts and accessories such as forks, extensions and tyres.

We believe that forklift companies such as ourselves have a responsibility to meet the unique needs of each of our customers and adapt to changes in our particular industry and we do our utmost best to operate on this level and beyond.

Forklift Rental in Durban

We believe that what makes First Forklifts stand out among other forklift companies is that above all else, our priority is to make sure you, our customer, remain satisfied and your business functions consistently at an optimum level. We hope to achieve this by ensuring clear and effective communication when making negotiations and agreements, providing timeous response in all aspects of business, an unrivaled service delivery level and above all, sticking to our word. You can be assured that every aspect of our business with our clients is dealt with promptly and professionally with a holistic approach.

Our Professional Team

Our team is made up of a passionate and extensively experienced team of over 40 people within our Durban KZN branch, who relentlessly pursue to provide the best quality and workmanship. We have seen the company grow from strength to strength, which we believe is thanks to the strict level of service our founder instilled and our united team provide to our rapidly increasing client base.

Customer Satisfaction

We boast a fleet of no less than 10 field technicians in an effort to prove our commitment to customer satisfaction. We are an all-round service provider, meaning that we cater to all aspects in the forklift and material handling industry.

Your Time is Valuable

Downtime is costly for a business, so we work to ensure that our turnaround time is achieved in the shortest time possible, by highly trained and qualified technicians, where only the highest quality standards are adhered to.


We are a B-BBEE-Level 1 company dedicated to creating a diverse and empowered workforce and playing a transformational role within South Africa. This rating also offers benefits to everyone in our supply chain financially and in terms of increasing you, our customers, own BEE score.

Level 1 Supplier

Companies who procure from us as a Level 1 supplier end up spending less and claiming more, for every R1 you spend with us, you are able to claim R1.35 against your own preferential procurement scoring. By choosing us, you can improve your own BEE scores and this can only be achieved by working with level 1 rated suppliers.

Our Future

Transformation in South Africa is very important to us at First Forklifts and we believe that our BEE status is a clear demonstration of how we feel and what we hope to achieve and our commitment to a better and happier South Africa.

Eco Friendly

In addition to our dedication to South Africa, we are also dedicated to doing our best to run our operations in as eco-friendly of a manner that we can achieve. We have taken guidance from the GO-GREEN initiative and continuously work to implement these measures within our company in an effort to reduce our impact, by introducing efficiency methods within our workshop and office, reducing paper consumption, and correct handling of waste products to mention a few.

Have Questions?

If you have any further questions about First Forklifts or have any forklift related queries, feel free to contact us and one of our specialised technicians or staff will be more than happy to assist.

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