Our History

Established on November 29th, 1982, FRM Materials Handling Pty Ltd emerged from humble beginnings as a small workshop in Invermay, Launceston.

Initially focused on selling, servicing, and renting forklifts, the company quickly garnered a reputation for excellence in the materials handling industry.

Driven by a commitment to meeting the evolving needs of its clientele, FRM expanded its offerings by expanding its brand offering. This strategic move not only broadened the company's product portfolio but also facilitated the establishment of branches in the key locations of Devonport and Hobart, thereby enhancing its accessibility and service reach across Tasmania.

The continuous pursuit of growth and innovation saw FRM's forklift rental fleet soar to over 300 units statewide, a testament to its dedication to meeting customer demands with efficiency and reliability.

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In 2009, FRM embarked on a significant expansion by becoming the Tasmanian dealer for Hino Trucks, marking its entry into the trucking industry.

This strategic move not only diversified the company's offerings but also positioned FRM as a comprehensive solutions provider for both materials handling and transportation needs.

FRM went on to forge partnerships with industry leaders Linde, Baoli, and Manitou, solidifying its position as a trusted supplier of high-quality equipment and services. Additionally, collaborations with equipment specialists Safetech, Kanga, and Macrack underscored FRM's commitment to providing comprehensive, tailored solutions that address the unique requirements of Tasmania’s business community.

Over more than 4 decades, FRM Materials Handling Pty Ltd has transcended its origins to become a cornerstone of Tasmania's materials handling and trucking industries.

As we embark on the next phase of our journey as Tas Trucks, we are determined to set new standards and drive positive change within the sector.

Tas Trucks is not just a business; it's a promise to be there for our community, to lead by example, and to continuously raise the bar for quality, reliability, safety, and service excellence.


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