1300 13 2002

About Us

30 years manufacturing in australia

Like many successful companies, we began with a dedicated, driven individual whose strong work ethic and uncompromising standards forged a reputation for, in his case, manufacturing excellence. That individual was Eric Rainsford.

In 1938, Eric Rainsford established a business manufacturing surgical equipment for the Australian Defence Force. The Rainsford manufacturing business developed rapidly, expanding production to include many household and everyday items like automotive mirrors and seatbelts, blinds and the well known Safe ‘n’ Sound child restraints. By the 70’s the Rainsford enterprise had expanded to include automotive component manufacturing facilities in Adelaide, Lithgow, Gosford and Melbourne.

In 1981, the company turned its manufacturing skills to making electric stackers, and it’s been a case of onwards and upwards ever since. We became known as TASK in 2001, by which time we’d become the largest Australian manufacturer and exporter of forklifts and materials handling products as well as holding numerous international patents.

In the 21st century, the Rainsford family continue the tradition of manufacturing excellence with the design, manufacture and distribution of pedestrian stackers and ride-on forklifts through TASK FORKLIFTS®. And it’s only with the expertise and hard work of our dedicated team that we can continue to prosper and grow.

As an Australian business we are delighted with our Australian made product and look forward to the opportunity of servicing your needs.

Ben Rainsford, Forklift Rental CEO