Sole supplier of Heli forklifts & materials handling equipment in South Africa
Where we're located:162 Main Reef Rd, Benrose


Heli forklifts and materials handling equipment

At Johnson Taylor Forklifts, we have been the exclusive agents for Heli forklifts and materials handling equipment in South Africa for the last 16 years.

With headquarters in Johannesburg, we have fully operational branches in Durban and a newly established branch in Cape Town.

The branches are supported by our network of dealers throughout South Africa.

Our Service offering consists of the following:

  • New Unit Sales
  • Used Unit Sales
  • Servicing and repairs of all makes of Forklifts
  • Rental Units – Short term and long term
  • Supply of Parts

We’re passionate about Heli.

Heli has been manufacturing forklifts since 1958. As China’s number one manufacturer for the past 27 years running, Heli is now the world’s 6th largest.

The brand stands for simplicity and reliability. Heli machines are hardwearing and durable – ideally built for the challenges of the South African environment.

HELI manufactures all types of forklifts 125,000 units/ yearly and key components for forklifts, attachments, except the engines.

During the past 61 years, HELI’s biggest achievement is the formation of own core-competitiveness on design, manufacturing, management and sales. Presently, the modern SAP software system and lean-manufacturing have been adopted in the whole HELI group further development of our top-ranking machinery. In the coming 60 years, HELI is in pursuit of the “Centennial HELI” and a rank of “TOP 5” forklift supplier in world.

We look after our customers.

We’re responsive. We’ll work with you to create a practical purchase or rental solution to any material handling or lift truck challenge. We’ll listen to you and work out how we can deliver the best possible value for your business. And we’re here to support you with service plans, maintenance and product spares on hand over the coming years. Our technician is ready to answer your call, 24/7 (call him on 076 114 1763) and we guarantee a same-day response.


Anhui Heli Industrial Vehicle Import and Export Co., Ltd. is the subsidiary of Heli group, the exclusive agent of import and export business for Heli.

As the largest forklift manufacturer Heli has led China market for 26 consecutive years, since 2006 Heli has ranked Top 10 forklift manufacturer in the world and ranked 6th in 2018 according to MMH statistics.

Heli is a  state-owned company which was founded in 1958, a public company listed on Shanghai stock market in 1996. After continuous investment and technical reform now Heli has already formed the industry platform by five assembly plant and four components plant, with the production capacity of 120000 units forklift, 200000 tons casting components, 600000 pieces cylinders, 200000 sets steering axles and other components.

We supply 1-46ton internal combustion engine forklift, 1-7ton electric forklift, 1-2.5ton electric pallet truck and stacker, tow truck, empty container handler and reach stacker, wheel loader, all kinds of components and many more.

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The most brilliant designs are often the simplest. You need a no-frills machine that gets the job done, and keeps on going.


We look at the big picture: Our preventative maintenance plans, scheduled service repairs with readily available spares and the advice of our technicians will make sure you get the most out of your product.


We have some of the most competitive, value for money machines in the market place. From our “ budget “ machiness to our well known branded machines, we have the equipment to suit every need.



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