Makinex Powered Hand Truck awarded the Best New Product by the Hire & Rental Industry Association

The Powered Hand Truck PHT-140, a universal materials handling solution developed by Makinex was voted the Best New Product during the HRIA Convention Gold Coast, 29 April – 2 May, 2014.

The PHT-140 enables one person operation, eliminating awkward and dangerous lifts and thus reducing back injury. Introduced in late 2013, the PHT-140 gained quick market acceptance, particularly in the hire and rental industry where safety is paramount. Makinex entered the PHT-140 into the Best New Product Awards as it is a unique product enabling lift and load of equipment weighing up to 140kg onto bench tops and vehicles.

“We are thrilled to have won such a great award, considering the quality of entrants in the competition,” stated National Sales Manager, Paul Weaver. “There were 15 other products entered into the awards and so we are honoured to have been voted winner by the industry. We would like to thank everybody who voted for the PHT-140.”

Makinex, known for the design of innovative construction products launched the PHT-140 in late December. Though only recently released to market, Makinex have undergone further developments to improve the design and functionality. In addition to the original hook and fork attachment, a strap frame and glass sucker attachment has been developed, to broaden the product’s utilisation across many applications.

“Makinex are always developing new innovations that help people do their job faster, safer and easier. We achieve this through methods of continuous improvement so that our products are always at the forefront of the industry.” Paul concluded.



To view the product specifications and download a copy of the product sheet click here.

For further information on the Makinex Powered Hand Truck PHT-140 please contact our sales team on 02 8825 6900 or email us at






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