Toyota Forklift Parts - In the United States, Toyota Materials Handling inc., or TMHU, has been the top selling lift truck dealer since 1992. Proudly celebrating more than 40 years of operations, the Irvine, California established business provides a comprehensive line of quality lift trucks. Stemming from their reputation of superiority, reliability, and sturdiness, Toyota remains popular in this aggressive market. Quality is the keystone of Toyota's legendary Toyota Production System practiced at all manufacturing facilities, including TIEM, which is stands for Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, situated in Columbus, Indiana. The majority of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S.A are manufactured here.
All Toyota equipment and components manufactured within North America adhere to the International Organization for Standardization or ISO 14001 standard. The Columbus TIEM plant has been honored on many occasions for its dedication to continual development and its environmentally friendly systems. It is the first and only producer 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% less smog forming emissions than the existing centralized EPA standards and have complied with California's strict emission standards and policies.
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. - The Industry Leader
Brett Wood, President of TMHU, associates Toyota's success to its robust dedication to fabricating the finest quality lift vehicles while delivering the utmost client service and support. "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 leading lift truck supplier and is amongst the magazines prominent World's Most Admired Companies.
New Meaning to Environmental Responsibility
Toyota's parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, has imparted an exceptional corporate ideology towards environmental management within Toyota. Toyota's loaded history of environmental protection whilst retaining economic viability can not be matched by other organizations and certainly no other materials handling maker can thus far rival Toyota. Environmental responsibility is a key characteristic of company decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only producer 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.
In 2006, Toyota launched the 8-Series line. The 8-Series signifies both Toyota's innovation and leadership in the industry. It features an exclusive emission system that surpasses Federal EPA emission standards, and also meets California's more intricate 2010 emission standards. The end product is a lift vehicle that produces 70 percent fewer smog forming emissions than the existing Federal standards allow.
Furthermore in 2006, Toyota established a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, furthering their commitment to the environment. In excess of 57,000 trees have been planted in community parks and national forests damaged by environmental causes such as fires, as a product of this relationship. 10,500 seedlings have also been scattered through Toyota Industrial Equipment's system of sellers to non-profit organizations and local consumers to help sustain communities all over the U.S.
Toyota's lift vehicles offer superior durability, visibility, efficiency, ergonomics, and all the leading safety technology that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company's System of Active Stability, also called "SAS", helps lessen the risk of mishaps and injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the likelihood of product and equipment breakage.
System Active Stability is able to discern situations that could lead to lateral instability and possible lateral overturn. When any of these conditions have been detected, the SAS will immediately engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize the rear axle. This adjusts the lift truck's stability trajectory from triangular in shape to rectangular, offering a major increase in stability which substantially reduces the probability of an accident from a lateral overturn. The Active Mast Function Controller or the Active Control Rear Stabilizer also assists to avoid injuries or accidents while adding stability.
The SAS systems were originally utilized on the 7-Series internal combustion lift vehicles which were put on the market in 1999. These systems helped drive Toyota into the lead for industry safety standards. Now, SAS is adopted on almost 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 action, exceeding 450 million hours combined. The increased population of SAS-equipped trucks in the field, along with mandatory operator education, overturn fatalities across all brands have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Furthermore, there has been an overall 35.5% decrease in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and tip overs from a lift truck for the same period.
Toyota's measure of brilliance reaches far beyond its technological achievements. The company maintains a widespread Operator Safety Training curriculum to help clients meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Instruction courses, video lessons and various materials, covering a wide scope of matters-from personal safety, to OSHA rules, to surface and load conditions, are accessible through the vendor network.
Since the sale of its first lift vehicle in the U.S. to the construction of its 350,000th lift truck produced in 2009 at Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, TMHU has continued a solid existence in the U.S. This fact is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks bought in America today are manufactured in the United States.
Situated in Columbus, Ind., the Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. campus equals 998,000 square feet of facilities spanning 126 acres. Facilities include a National Customer Center, as well as manufacturing operations and distribution centers for equipment and service components, with the whole investment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The new NCC was built to function for TMHU buyers and sellers. The facility includes a 360-degree showroom, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an area for live merchandise demonstrations with seating capacity for 120; a presentation theater; Toyota's Hall of Fame showcasing Toyota's history since the birth of its originator, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and finally a education 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, supply the most complete and inclusive customer service and support in the industry. The company's new and Licensed Used lift vehicles, service, parts, and financing capabilities make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to ensure overall consumer satisfaction.
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