Toyota Forklift Parts - In the United States, Toyota Materials Handling inc., or TMHU, has been the best selling lift truck supplier since 1992. This business has been headquartered out of Irvine, California for well over 40 years, providing a wide-ranging line of quality lift trucks. With an impressive reputation of stability and reliability, Toyota lift trucks have thrived in the competitive resources 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, 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. TIEM has been honored many times for its dedication to constant development, and its environmental methods. It is the first and only producer to offer EPA and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift trucks on the market. For example, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift vehicles emit 70% fewer smog forming emissions than the existing federal EPA standards and have complied with California's strict emission standards and regulations.
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. - The Industry Leader
The head of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Brett Wood believes that TMHU's success comes from its dedication to manufacture high quality lift vehicles at the same time as providing excellent 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 called TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world's biggest lift truck provider and is amongst the magazines celebrated World's Most Admired Companies.
New Meaning to Environmental Responsibility
Toyota Industries Corporation, as the parent company, has instilled a rich company doctrine of environmental stewardship in Toyota. Not many other corporations and no other lift truck manufacturer can match Toyota's history of protecting the natural environment while concurrently stimulating the economy. Environmental accountability is a fundamental characteristic of corporate decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only manufacturer to offer 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 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 elaborate 2010 emission standards. The finished invention is a lift truck that creates 70% less smog forming emissions than the present Federal standards tolerate.
Also starting in 2006, jointly with the Arbor Day Foundation, Toyota added to its dedication to the environment. To this day more than 58,000 trees have been embedded in the ground throughout national forests and neighborhood parks that were damaged by fires and other environmental causes. 10,500 seedlings have also been circulated through Toyota Industrial Equipment's system of dealers to non-profit organizations and local customers to help sustain communities all over the United States
Toyota's lift vehicles offer superior durability, visibility, output, ergonomics, and all the foremost safety equipment that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company's System of Active Stability, also called "SAS", helps reduce the possibility of accidents and injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the likelihood of merchandise and equipment damage.
System Active Stability can perceive conditions that might lead to lateral unsteadiness and potential lateral overturn. When any of these conditions have been sensed, the SAS will instantaneously engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize the rear axle. This alters the lift truck's stability footprint from triangular in shape to rectangular, providing 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 prevent injuries or accidents while adding strength.
The SAS systems were originally adopted on the 7-Series internal combustion lift trucks which were put on the market in 1999. These systems helped push Toyota into the lead for industry safety standards. Now, SAS is utilized on nearly every new internal combustion models 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 vehicles in the field, along with required operator instruction, overturn fatalities across all designs have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Additionally, there has been an overall 35.5% decrease in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and overturn from a lift truck for the same period.
Toyota's hardnosed principles reach far beyond the machinery itself. The company believes in offering widespread Operator Safety Training programs to help customers meet and exceed OSHA standard 1910.178. Training packages, video tutorials and an assortment of resources, covering a broad scope of matters-from individual safety, to OSHA regulations, to surface and cargo conditions, are offered through the vendor network.
Ever since the sale of its first lift truck 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 unbroken presence in the U.S. This fact is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks bought in America now are manufactured in the United States.
Based 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 parts, with the whole commitment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The modern NCC was built to function for TMHU clients and dealers. 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 creator, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and finally a education center.
TMHU has 68 official industrial equipment dealers, along with 189 dealership locations all through the United States, providing the most complete and inclusive customer support and customer service in the industry. The company's new and Licensed Used lift trucks, service, components, and financing capabilities make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to ensure total consumer satisfaction.
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