After graduating with a medical degree in 1981, a young Lindsay Wakefield began working in hospitals and medical clinics where he treated a large number of patients with work-related back injuries. He conceived an idea for a simple spring-based mechanism to sit underneath pallets that raised or lowered automatically to waist height. In 1984, working with his brother David, and close friend and engineer Bruce Cox, the first PALIFT pallet leveller was born, revolutionising the materials handling industry and becoming the company’s flagship product for many years.
Since that time, Safetech has continued to innovate and develop a family of world-class products with total sales of over 100,000 items to become Australia’s number one choice for safety and productivity.
Today, the original partners – Lindsay, Toni, Bruce and David remain as proud and passionate as ever to lead an innovative and loyal team that rise to any challenge and strive for excellence.
Pictured top of page are the Safetech Directors in 1985, advertising for Palift, minutes from the first Safetech meeting in 1984 and Con the Fruiterer showing the benefits of using Safetech powerlift trolleys.