Canadian Forklift Distributors Launches New Material Handling Division

Canadian Forklift Distributors Ltd. (CFDL) is pleased to introduce the launch of its new division, Starke Material Handling Group. The Starke line features the Starke Professional and Elite internal combustion forklift series; the Starke Energy Series lineup of AC electric forklifts; the Starke LiftMaxx line of industrial, narrow isle, manual and electric pallet trucks; and Walkie straddle stackers.

“We’re extremely excited about the Starke Lineup!” said Jim Chesla, CFDL general manager. “CFDL will continue distributing its hugely successful Heli Forklift line, while offering product upgrades in the mid-line Starke Professional and top-end Elite Forklift lines.”

CFDL is currently introducing the new Starke Material Handling product lines to its network of Canadian dealers. Later in 2010 they will introduce Starke to the US market and begin development of a US dealer network.

The Heli Forklift line will remain a dependable, but economical option for the industrial market, while the Starke Professional will offer improved sightlines, ergonomics, and a more maintenance-free design. The Elite line features a modern design, sightlines, and operator comfort driven by the standard anti-vibration/anti-shock cab design with full suspension seat option. All models feature brand-name components including Nissan, GM, Kubota, Cummins, Perkins, and Cascade.

Starke recently launched its North American websites at and