About 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.

Based in Nelson and 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.

About Momentum Equipment Services

Our History

Momentum Equipment Services was born in 2006 as an side business to Thwaites Diesel Nelson to provide greater levels of service and sole focus on materials handling equipment across the “Top of the South”.

Momentum Equipment Services is owned by Graeme Thwaites and Nick Cairney in partnership. 

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.

Forklift Services Nelson

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

All our forklift 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”.


members of NZFIA

The primary objective of the NZFIA is to promote the best and safest practices for those involved in operating and maintaining Forklifts in New Zealand. In order to work towards this the NZFIA is committed to promoting national awareness on various levels within the Industry Sector in areas such as training, maintenance, certification and compliance of machinery.

Check out our safety resources here.