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About Us


Momentum Equipment Services (Part of the Thwaites Group)

Whether you're looking for new or used forklift sales, leasing, maintenance or repairs for your materials handling fleet Momentum has you covered.

Serving the top of the south island, Momentum gives you the peace of mind that comes with 24/7 breakdown coverage as well as specialist services designed to maximise the up time of your materials handling fleet.

Our History

Momentum Equipment Services was born in 2006 as a joint venture betweenFifeshire Forklifts andThwaites Diesel Nelson to provide greater levels of service for materials handling equipment across the “Top of the South”.

In 2008 Graeme and Christine Thwaites purchased all of Fifeshire Forklifts shareholding in Momentum Equipment and are now sole directors of both Momentum Equipment Services Ltd and Thwaites Diesel Nelson Ltd.


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Our Service Philosophy

Momentum’s philosophy is to provide and maintain high quality assured client/customer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Momentum Equipment offers a full suite of services including new & used equipment, equipment servicing, spare parts, training, long and short term rental options, maintenance, lease and testing. Tyre replacements and forklift accessories.

All our services are backed by our professional and qualified team of dedicated employees, including technical resources across the Asia-Pacific enabling us to meet all of our customer needs.

Momentum also operates a Traction Battery Division that provides maintenance, repairs, testing, desulphating and leasing of batteries for our battery electric forklift customers.

Momentum Equipment is dedicated to meeting the requirements of the material handling industry in the “top of the South”.


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Momentum Equipment Service Ltd
10-74 Quarantine Park, Annesbrook, Nelson