Toyota Forklift Parts - Since 1992, Toyota Material Handling inc., U.S.A., often known as TMHU, continues to be the top selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. This business has been headquartered out of Irvine, California for well over 40 years, offering a complete line of quality lift trucks. With an impressive reputation of resilience and reliability, Toyota lift trucks have thrived in the competitive materials handling market. Quality is the cornerstone 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 built here.
All 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 commitment to continuous improvement 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 trucks emit 70 percent fewer smog forming emissions than the existing centralized EPA standards and have complied with California's strict emission standards and policies.
TMHU, U.S.A. - Leading the Industry
The head of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Brett Wood believes that TMHU's success comes from its dedication to produce high quality lift trucks at the same time as providing outstanding client 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 called TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world's largest lift truck supplier and is amongst the magazines prestigious World's Most Admired Companies.
Redefining Environmental Accountability
Toyota Industries Corporation, as the parent company, has instilled a rich corporate doctrine of environmental stewardship in Toyota. Not many other organizations and no other lift truck producer can match Toyota's record of protecting the environment while simultaneously encouraging the economy. Environmental responsibility is an important aspect of company decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only maker to offer UL-listed, EPA - and CARB -certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift vehicles. Yet an added 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 principles, and also meets California's more involved 2010 emission standards. The end invention is a lift truck that creates 70% fewer smog forming emissions than the present Federal standards allow.
Furthermore in 2006, Toyota developed an affiliation with the Arbor Day Foundation, furthering their obligation to the environment. More than 57,000 trees have been planted in district parks and national forests damaged by natural reasons such as fires, as a result of this partnership. 10,500 seedlings have also been scattered through Toyota Industrial Equipment's system of sellers to non-profit organizations and local customers to help sustain communities all over the U.S.
Toyota's lift vehicles offer better stability, visibility, productivity, 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 reduce the possibility of accidents and accidental injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for product and equipment damage.
System Active Stability senses several elements that might lead to lateral volatility and likely lateral overturn. When one of those conditions are detected, SAS instantaneously engages the Swing Lock Cylinder to steady the rear axle. This transitions the lift truck's stability trajectory from triangular in shape to rectangular, offering a major increase in stability which substantially reduces the likelihood of a mishap from a lateral overturn. The Active Mast Function Controller or the Active Control Rear Stabilizer also helps to prevent injuries or accidents while adding stability.
SAS was initially introduced to the market on the 7-Series internal combustion products in 1999 and subsequently catapulted Toyota into the industry leader for safety. Ever since then, SAS continues to be integrated into nearly all of Toyota's internal combustion models. It is standard gear on the latest 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 vehicles in the field, along with compulsory worker training, overturn fatalities across all brands have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Also, there have been an overall 35.5% fall 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 program to help users meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Education courses, video tutorials and a variety of resources, covering a broad scope of subjects-from individual safety, to OSHA regulations, to surface and cargo situations, are offered through the supplier network.
Toyota has maintained a relentless existence in the United States ever since its first sale. In 2009, Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, produced its 350,000th lift truck. This reality is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks sold in America now are manufactured in the United States.
TMHU is situated in Columbus Indiana and houses nearly 1 million square feet of production facilities over 126 acres of property. Facilities include a National Customer Center, as well as manufacturing operations and distribution centers for equipment and service components, with the whole commitment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The new National Customer Center was conceived to serve both sellers and buyers of TMHU. The facility includes a 360-degree display room, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an section for live product demonstrations with seating capacity for 120; a presentation theater; Toyota's Hall of Fame showcasing Toyota's history since the birth of its founder, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and finally a training center.
The NCC embodies Toyota's dedication to offering top-notch customer service. TMHU's 68 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations all over the U.S, supply the most wide-ranging 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 ensure total client satisfaction.
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