• Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16.30
  • Montague Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 8FZ
  • 0151 420 3244




We want to welcome you to our webpage. Of course we’d rather tell you this in person. But here’s a little about our company.

Founded in 1969 The Forklift Team – Part of the FTW Group, our business has over 45 years experience in the industry. We’re moving forwards with our online presence, starting with our webpage. Our goal is to give you an interactive tour of our new and used forklifts, as well as allow you to conveniently get a quote, schedule a service appointment, or apply for financing. The search for a forklift is not easy, but at The Forklift Team, we think you should have high expectations of us to help you choose the right one. We look forward to working with you.

 — OLIVER MCCLEAN,  Sales and Hires


We go through extensive Jungheinrich manufacturer training, so that we can provide you with the knowledge you need to choose the right forklift for you.

  • Stress-free hire and finance options.
  • Over 600 new Jungheinrich truck variants.
  • Over 200 used and reconditioned forklifts available.
  • Trusted by a community.
  • Service with competence.
  • Any height, any load. We have the right selection.
  • Loyalty, honesty and value. That is who we are.

Why choose us?


  • Free RTITB Accredited training on all Trucks
  • Free delivery on New Counterbalance and Reach Forklifts (Excl. Northern Ireland)
  • Free collection on all Part Exchanges
  • Free site survey by one of our Jungheinrich Partner sales team
  • Trail test of any of our New forklifts
  • Unbeatable price and efficiency
  • Faster delivery than other manufactures
  • Flexible finance available
  • 12 month warranty on all of our New & Reconditioned trucks
  • All of our forklifts are subject to a LOLER Thorough examination
  • 5 Day Money back guarantee on Used machines
  • 5 Day Money back guarantee on Reconditioned machines
  • Over 45 years in the industry


All our New and Used machines have their Thorough Examinations carried out by our dedicated Jungheinrich trained engineers. This means you are not only taking our word for it, the trucks will be as good as we say they are. You should only purchase a truck that has been rewarded its 12 month LOLER Thorough Examination certificate.

Every machine we sell is advertised with its age, hours used, and all other specifications so you know exactly what you are getting for your money. These are the key points to know when purchasing a forklift. If you would like to know more details, just contact our team and we’ll be happy to help.

Our New and Used showroom is open 5 days a week. We welcome any customer to come and visit our showroom to see and discuss the forklift options, and what will best suit you. This will help you to choose the correct machine and to see what other options may be available to you. Meet the team you will be working with.

More reasons…


All of our New and Reconditioned Jungheinrich forklifts come with a full 12 month warranty.

We offer Counterbalance, Reach Truck, Pedestrain Stacker Trucks and many other types of forklift New, Used or Reconditioned.

Our Reconditioned Trucks are sent to Jungheinrich’s state of the art, dedicated reconditioning centre in Dresden, Germany. Then shipped back to us for sale in the United Kingdom and Europe.


We have one of the largest stocks of used, reconditioned and new forklifts in the UK. At any time you can come a visit our site, or get our staff to come and visit you. We also have access to 100’s of additional machines across the Country. If we don’t have the Truck for you in stock we’ll be able to get it within weeks.

  • Free Nationwide delivery on all New machines. (Excl. Northern Ireland)
  • Free RTITB Training for one person on every Truck bought. No matter if they are experienced or a novice operator.


All the machines we supply are fully serviced, and come with a LOLER Thorough examination certificate.


The Forklift Team has many accreditations, which we are extremely proud of:

  • Jungheinrich Dealer Partner
  • Air Ambulance Sponsor
  • Highfield Accredited
  • Edexcel Accredited
  • RTITB Accredited
  • Saint Helens Rugby Club ball Sponsor


We offer every customer an on site survey. One of our Jungheinrich partner sales team will come to your site and verify what your exact requirements are. All site visits are free of charge.

Our History


The year 2006 saw major expansion within the company, and the move to a larger headquarters in Widnes, Cheshire signified the birth of TFT – The Forklift Team as we know it.

After many years of successful business, 2010 brought the introduction of our attachments and heavy hire departments. For over forty years, The Forklift Team has met the needs of many valued customers including the produce, haulage, chemical and packaging industries.

The Forklift Team has subsequently become the leading forklift provider of the Northwest, and we are now forming many new national and international relationships across several countries.

Here at The Forklift Team, we continue to take pride in our unparalleled reputation for expertise, customer satisfaction and commitment to ensuring that we bring you a service of the highest calibre.

In 2006 we moved to our current premises in the county of Cheshire. This allowed us to forge additional links with the neighbouring counties of Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Our premises is a five minute drive John Lennon International Airport and within close reach of all the major motorway networks within the region.

We are always looking to expand our business and take pride in our wide customer base that reaches from Manchester to Berlin. We always enjoy providing the highest standard of customer service in the industry.

We now also specialise in the sale of ‘End User’ forklift trucks. From Counterbalance, Reach Trucks to Sideloaders. We focus on selling maintained and well looked after used forklifts. TFT forklifts.


What’s your Forklift worth? Receive a valuation for your truck within hours. Email the team to find out what we will offer you. We buy any Forklift.

Our New and Reconditioned forklifts are delivered with a full 12 Month Warranty and LOLER Thorough examination certificate. Free RTITB Accredited training with any forklift purchase.

We offer free RTITB Accredited training when you hire a forklift truck through us. Want to know the ins and outs, we’re here to teach you. One stop Forklift shop.



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