Ever since 1992, Toyota Material Handling inc., U.S.A., also called TMHU, have been the top selling lift truck dealer in the U.S. This company has been headquartered out of Irvine, California for well over 40 years, providing a wide-ranging line of quality lift trucks. With a distinguished reputation of resilience and reliability, Toyota lift trucks have thrived in the competitive materials handling 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.
Every one of Toyota's manufacturing plants within Canada and the United States comply with the International Organization for Standardization or ISO 14001 standard. The Columbus TIEM plant has been honored on many occasions for its commitment to relentless progress 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. For instance, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift trucks emit 70 percent less smog forming emissions than the current federal 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 achievement to its strong commitment to fabricating the best quality lift vehicles at the same time as delivering the utmost customer 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 called TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world’s largest lift truck supplier and is amongst the magazines prominent World’s Most Admired Companies.
Redefining Environmental Responsibility
Toyota's parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, has imparted an excellent company values towards environmental conservancy within Toyota. Toyota's loaded history of environmental protection whilst retaining economic viability cannot be matched by other corporations and unquestionably no other resource handling producer can yet rival Toyota. Environmental responsibility is a key feature of corporate decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only manufacturer to provide UL-listed, EPA- and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift trucks. Yet another reason they remain a leader within the industry.
In 2006, Toyota released 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 involved 2010 emission standards. The finished invention is a lift truck that creates 70% less smog forming emissions than the current Federal standards allow.
What's more in 2006, Toyota developed a relationship with the Arbor Day Foundation, furthering their dedication to the environment. In excess of 57,000 trees have been planted in local parks and national forests damaged by environmental reasons 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 neighborhood consumers to help sustain communities all over the United States
Toyota's lift trucks offer improved strength, visibility, efficiency, ergonomics, and all the foremost safety equipment that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company’s System of Active Stability, also known as “SAS”, helps limit the chance of accidents and injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for merchandise and equipment damage.
System Active Stability is able to perceive circumstances that may 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 alters the lift truck’s stability trajectory from triangular in shape to rectangular, offering a major increase in stability which substantially reduces the probability of a mishap from a lateral overturn. The Active Mast Function Controller or the Active Control Rear Stabilizer also assists to avoid injuries or accidents while adding strength.
The SAS systems were originally utilized on the 7-Series internal combustion lift trucks which were put on the market in 1999. These systems helped propel Toyota into the lead for industry safety standards. Now, SAS is used on practically every new internal combustion models and is standard equipment for the new 8-Series. There are more than 100,000 SAS-equipped lift vehicles in action, exceeding 450 million hours combined. The increased population of SAS-equipped trucks in the field, along with obligatory operator instruction, overturn fatalities across all brands have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Furthermore, there have been an overall 35.5% decrease in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and tip overs from a lift vehicle for the same period.
Toyota's standard of brilliance reaches far beyond its technological achievements. The company maintains an extensive Operator Safety Training curriculum to help clients meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Instruction packages, video tutorials and various materials, covering a broad scope of subjects—from personal safety, to OSHA rules, to surface and load situations, are offered through the supplier network.
Toyota's U.S. Commitment
Toyota has sustained a permanent existence in the United States ever since its first sale. In 2009, Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, created its 350,000th lift truck. This fact is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks bought in America at the moment 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 production operations and supply centers for equipment and service parts, with the total commitment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The modern NCC was built to function for TMHU buyers and dealers. The facility includes a 360-degree display room, 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 story since the birth of its founder, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and lastly a training center.
Leader in Client Service and Satisfaction
The NCC embodies Toyota’s commitment to providing top-notch customer service. TMHU’s 68 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations throughout the U.S, supply the most wide-ranging and inclusive client service and support in the industry. The company’s new and Licensed Used lift vehicles, service, parts, and financing features make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to ensure total consumer satisfaction.