Toyota Forklift Parts - In the U.S., Toyota Materials Handling inc., or TMHU, has been the best selling lift truck provider since 1992. This company has been situated out of Irvine, California for well over 40 years, offering a complete line of quality lift trucks. With a distinguished reputation of durability and reliability, Toyota lift trucks have thrived in the competitive materials handling market. Quality is the foundation of Toyota's renowned Toyota Production System practiced at all manufacturing facilities, including TIEM, which is stands for Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, located in Columbus, Indiana. The majority of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S.A are manufactured here.
Every one of Toyota's manufacturing plants within Canada and the U.S. comply with the International Organization for Standardization or ISO 14001 standard. The Columbus TIEM plant has been honored on many occasions for its devotion to continual development and its environmentally friendly systems. It is the first and only maker to offer EPA and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift trucks on the market. To illustrate, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift vehicles emit 70 percent less smog forming emissions than the existing federal EPA standards and have complied with California's strict emission standards and policies.
TMHU, U.S.A. - Leading the Industry
The president of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Brett Wood believes that TMHU's success comes from its commitment to create high quality lift vehicles at the same time as offering exceptional customer support and service. "We must be able to learn and predict the needs of our customers," said Brett Wood. "As a leader, our success also depends on our ability to address our customers' operational, safety and environmental cost issues." TMHU's parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, also known as TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world's largest lift truck dealer and is among the magazines celebrated World's Most Admired Companies.
Redefining Environmental Responsibility
Toyota's parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, has imparted an exceptional company principles towards environmental stewardship within Toyota. Toyota's loaded history of environmental protection whilst retaining economic viability can not be matched by other corporations and unquestionably no other resource handling manufacturer can yet rival Toyota. Environmental accountability is a key aspect of company decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only maker to provide UL-listed, EPA - and CARB -certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift trucks. Yet one more reason they remain a leader within the industry.
Toyota originally launched the 8-Series line of lift trucks in 2006, yet again exhibiting its leadership and innovation in the industry. Featuring an exclusive emission system that eclipsed both Federal EPA emission values, and California's more environmentally friendly emission standards. The finished product is a lift truck that produces 70 percent fewer smog forming emissions than the existing Federal standards allow.
Also starting in 2006, jointly with the Arbor Day Foundation, Toyota added to its commitment to the environment. To this day more than 58,000 trees have been embedded in the ground throughout national forests and community parks that were damaged by fires and other environmental causes. 10,500 seedlings have also been scattered through Toyota Industrial Equipment's system of dealers to non-profit organizations and neighborhood customers to help sustain communities all over the United States
Toyota's lift trucks offer superior output, visibility, ergonomics and durability, and most notably, the industry's leading safety technology. The company's System of Active Stability, often known as "SAS", helps lessen the risk of mishaps and injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the likelihood of merchandise and equipment breakage.
System Active Stability is able to perceive circumstances that might lead to lateral instability and potential lateral overturn. When any of these factors have been sensed, the SAS will immediately engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize the rear axle. This transitions the lift truck's stability footprint from triangular in shape to rectangular, offering a major increase in stability which substantially reduces the likelihood of an accident from a lateral overturn. The Active Mast Function Controller or the Active Control Rear Stabilizer also aids to avoid injuries or accidents while adding strength.
The SAS systems were originally used on the 7-Series internal combustion lift vehicles which were put on the market in 1999. These systems helped thrust Toyota into the lead for industry safety standards. Now, SAS is adopted on virtually every modern internal combustion products and is standard equipment for the new 8-Series. There are more than 100,000 SAS-equipped lift trucks in operation, exceeding 450 million hours combined. The increased population of SAS-equipped trucks in the field, along with obligatory operator training, overturn fatalities across all brands have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Additionally, there have been an overall 35.5% drop in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and tip overs from a lift vehicle for the same period.
Toyota's hardnosed standards continue far beyond the machinery itself. The company believes in offering general Operator Safety Training programs to help customers satisfy and exceed OSHA standard 1910.178. Training courses, videos and an assortment of resources, covering a broad scope of subjects-from personal safety, to OSHA policies, to surface and cargo conditions, are available through the seller network.
Ever since the transaction of its first lift vehicle in the U.S. to the manufacture of its 350,000th lift vehicle produced in 2009 at Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, TMHU has sustained a solid presence in the U.S. This reality is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks sold in America today are built in the United States.
Based in Columbus, Ind., the Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. campus equals 998,000 square feet of facilities across 126 acres. Facilities include a National Customer Center, as well as manufacturing operations and supply centers for equipment and service components, with the entire investment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The new National Customer Center was conceived to serve both sellers and customers of TMHU. The facility includes a 360-degree showroom, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an section for live product demonstrations with seating capability for 120; a presentation theater; Toyota's Hall of Fame showcasing Toyota's history since the birth of its creator, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and finally a training center.
The NCC embodies Toyota's dedication to offering top-notch client service. TMHU's 68 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations throughout the U.S, provide the most complete and inclusive customer service and support in the industry. The company's new and Certified Used lift vehicles, service, parts, and financing capabilities make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to guarantee total consumer satisfaction.
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