Chemicals and Plastics

With increased production demands, plant managers in the chemicals and plastics industry need efficient, sustainable means of meeting output quantities. Find a competitive edge and elevate your production process with technologically advanced forklifts. 

Overcome Challenges With Lift Trucks for the Chemicals and Plastics Industry

Boost your plant's productivity by rising above the challenges you face in the chemical and plastic production industry.



When you work with hazardous materials, reducing the risk of spills and contamination is critical to safety and compliance. You can improve safety with robotic trucks and forklift telematics that help track lift truck access. You can also choose equipment with operator-assist technology to reinforce best safety practices. 

Space Constraints

Space Constraints

Many plants are expanding their storage space vertically. Deploy trucks specializing in high-lift applications that can operate smoothly in constrained spaces to store and retrieve raw and finished goods efficiently.



The right forklifts can help mitigate harmful spills and explosions through precision handling. You can also opt for fleet electrification for even more sustainability.

Variable Loads

Variable Loads

Deploy forklifts with high visibility and maneuverability to handle awkward and non-palletized loads effectively and safely, from raw materials to drums and barrels. You can rely on intuitive controls to handle various loads without leaving the cabin.

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Rely on Our Industry-Leading Equipment

Burns Industrial Equipment retails an extensive offering of world-class industrial equipment for the chemicals and plastics industry. We are a certified Hyster dealer, offering a large selection of forward-thinking forklifts. We are also a certified Yale dealer. With a deep understanding of Yale products and their applications, our team has won the Yale Dealer of Excellence award for 28 consecutive years. 

Our industrial vehicles for the chemicals and plastics industry include: 

Confidently Choose Burns Industrial Equipment

We offer a range of products and services to meet the rigorous demands of the chemical and plastic industry. Beyond providing you with industry-leading forklifts, Burns Industrial Equipment is your source for:

  • Tailored financing options: Capitalize on industry-leading forklifts to boost your productivity while staying within your budget with our flexible leasing options
  • Quality forklift parts: Keep your forklift fleet moving with quick, convenient access to quality parts and accessories from more than 20 reputable brands.
  • Forklift maintenance and repairs: Quality services and repairs will help you keep your material handling equipment operating optimally. Our skilled technicians offer field and shop repair services as well as maintenance plans. 

Purchase Forklifts for the Chemicals and Plastics Industry

If you're ready to revolutionize your material handling process, browse our inventory. You can also contact our sales technicians online or call us at  800-569-9419 to discuss your unique challenges in the chemical and plastic industry. We're here to help you solve them.

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