About Us

Southern Forklifters Private Limited (SFPL) is one of the Leading Companies in the Southern Region of India which provides professional solutions in the field of Material Handling Equipments.

SFPL with its Head Quarters in the Silicon City of India – Bengaluru, is catering to its customers throughout Southern India covering the states Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

Be it New Equipments or Spare Parts, Service and Rental, SFPL is the trusted Partner for many of the customers in Southern India today.


Southern Forklifters was established in 1999 as a partnership firm with the aim to fill the vacuum of quality aftermarket spare parts suppliers and service providers that was the need of the day for most of the customers that time.

The company, backed by skilled manpower and experienced management, gained the Satisfaction and confidence of many customers, thus becoming an independent non OEM entity with a significant customer base in the southern region of India.

Later, Southern Forklifters was incorporated as a Private Limited Company in May 2008 and is in operation as “Southern Forklifters Private Limited” since then.


Southern Forklifters believes in “Technological Innovations” which will be beneficial to its customers. So were its associations with world’s leading Material Handling Equipment Manufacturers like Linde, Manitou, EP, BRAVISOL.


Material Handling is a “Cost” – Optimizing the utilization and Reducing this cost is our Purpose


To be a Leading company in India, providing Innovative and Advanced Technology products & Services, which will help the customers in bringing down the handling cost.


To build long term relationships with our customers and provide exceptional customer services by pursuing business through innovation and advanced technology.


“Quality” in the DNA of the organization, Southern Forklifters Private Limited has a wide customer base of prestigious corporate houses, renowned automobile industries, MNC’s, Retail Chains, Warehousing and Logistic Companies, Cold storage facilities, etc.,


The company is willing to augment the strength of the team, based on the growth and need, and also to diversify the business activities arising of new opportunities.


1999 Established as a partnership firm
2000 - 2005 Dealers for M/s Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., one of the leading Material Handling Equipment Manufacturers in India for their parts and Service support in Karnataka
2001 – 2005 Distributors for Graziano Tranmissioni, Italy for parts and service of Forklift Transmission units in India
2005 Exclusive distributors for Linde Material Handling Asia Pacific pte. Ltd. Singapore, for the state of Karnataka, India, later in 2006 became Distributors for whole of South India.
2007 Achieved - Top Selling Distributor for Linde in India
2008 Incorporated as a Private Limited Company thus Southern Forklifters Private Limited is Established
2010 Started its Material Handling Equipments Rental Business to cater to short term and long term rental requirements of MHEs of various types and capacities which include Diesel Forklift Trucks, Battery Forklift Trucks, Reach Trucks, Stackers & Battery Pallet Trucks
2006 – 2017 Exclusive distributors for Linde Material Handling Asia Pacific pte. Ltd. Singapore for Southern Region of India covering the states of Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. SFPL was the top selling distributor for Linde in India since 2007 continuously year after year until our Exit
2017 – Till Date Focused on MHE Rental Business
2019 – Till Date Dealers for ETERNITY TECHNOLOGIES – a Dubai Based company. Eternity Technologies is one of the world’s most modern industrial battery plants making world-class products for the global Motive Power, Standby Power and Renewable Energy markets.
2020 – Till Date Dealers for Manitou a French heavy equipment manufacturer that makes forklifts, Cherry Pickers (Articulated Boom Lifts), Telehandlers, and other heavy equipment. Manitou is one of the world’s leading companies in Work At Height Solutions.
2022 – Till Date Distributors for EP Equipments for all India. EP Equipment, is a Hangzhou-based leading manufacturer of Material Handling Equipments. EP is NO. 1 Class III Equipments Manufacturer In the world and the Market Leaders in Lithium Ion Technology.


SFPL’S office is well equipped and has a team of professionals who are qualified and trained to effectively handle all aspects of the organisation’s activities.

Southern Forklifters Private Limited’s infrastructure facilities include a work shop of about 2000 sq. ft. attached to the headquarters with spacious warehouse in the vicinity to store spare parts and stock trucks etc., with vacant land for future expansion.

Southern Forklifters Private Limited has facilities to provide systematic training for technicians, Operators and Engineers for the optimum upkeep and Safe & efficient operation of Material Handling Equipment, both in-house and on Site.

Southern Forklifters Private Limited with an effective Sales Team, Strong Service set up and comfortable inventory holding of Spares, provide efficient and timely support to the its Customers to their fullest satisfaction.

Current Business Activities

  • Sales and After Sales Parts & Service of EP Brand of Material Handling Equipments with focus of Lithium Ion based green energy power source.
  • Sales and After Sales Parts & Service of MANITOU Telehandlers, Aerial Work Platforms and Construction Equipments
  • Sales and Service of Bravisol, Italy low level, light duty order pickers and work platforms.
  • Sales and Service of ETERNITY Industrial Batteries
  • Rental of Material Handling Equipments like Forklift Trucks & Warehouse Equipments
  • SFPL Assured – Refurbished Equipments Sales
  • After Market Spare Parts and Service for all international brands of Material Handling Equipments
  • Tyres & Wheels for all brands of Forklift Trucks and Warehouse Equipments
  • Supply of Safety Accessories like Flashing Beacon lights, LED working Lights, Blue Spot Lights, Red Zone Lights, Anti Collision Devices
  • Conversion of Lead Acid Battery powered Electric Equipments to Lithium Ion Battery powered Equipments
  • As part of Go-Green Initiative - Conversion of Diesel / LPG Powered Equipments to Electrical Equipments with Lithium Ion / Lead Acid Power Equipments
  • Training on Safe Operation of Material Handling Equipments
  • Training on Maintenance of Material Handling Equipments

The Management
Sreedhar P.S., M.D & CEO
Manjula S., Director - Administration
Mohan P.S., Business Head - Rentals & After Sales, Service
Jagan Mohan K. – Business Head – Sales & Business Development

Providing the Best Solution for all your Material Handling needs is our Business. – Sreedhar.P.S , CEO & Founder