Toyota Forklift Parts - Since 1992, Toyota Material Handling inc., U.S.A., often known as TMHU, continues to be the top selling lift truck dealer in the United States. Proudly celebrating more than 40 years of performance, the Irvine, California based company offers a comprehensive line of quality lift vehicles. Stemming from their status of superiority, reliability, and resilience, Toyota remains popular in this competitive 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, located in Columbus, Indiana. The majority of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S. are manufactured here.
All Toyota equipment and components built 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 devotion to relentless 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. For instance, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift trucks emit 70 percent less 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
Brett Wood, President of TMHU, associates Toyota's accomplishment to its stout dedication to constructing the finest quality lift trucks while 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 referred to as TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world's leading lift truck dealer and is among the magazines prominent World's Most Admired Companies.
New Meaning to Environmental Accountability
Toyota Industries Corporation, as the parent company, has instilled a rich corporate doctrine of environmental stewardship in Toyota. Not a lot of other corporations and no other lift truck manufacturer can match Toyota's history of protecting the natural environment while concurrently stimulating 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 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 finished creation is a lift truck that produces 70% 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 natural environment. To this day more than 58,000 trees have been embedded in the ground throughout state forests and neighborhood parks that were damaged by fires and other environmental causes. 10,500 seedlings have also been spread through Toyota Industrial Equipment's network of dealers to non-profit organizations and local customers to help sustain communities all over the United States
Toyota's lift trucks offer improved strength, visibility, productivity, ergonomics, and all the leading safety equipment that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company's System of Active Stability, often known as "SAS", helps reduce the possibility of mishaps and accidental injuries, in addition to increasing productivity levels while minimizing the likelihood of merchandise and equipment damage.
System Active Stability senses numerous factors that may lead to lateral insecurity and potential lateral overturn. When any of those factors are detected, SAS instantaneously engages the Swing Lock Cylinder to steady the rear axle. This alters the lift truck's stability trajectory from triangular in shape to rectangular, providing 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 helps to prevent injuries or accidents while adding stability.
SAS was first released 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 has been built-in to most of Toyota's internal combustion models. It is standard equipment on the new 8-Series. There are more than 100,000 SAS-equipped lift vehicles in operation, exceeding 450 million hours combined. The increased population of SAS-equipped trucks in the field, along with mandatory worker training, overturn fatalities across all brands have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Furthermore, 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 measure of brilliance reaches far beyond its technological achievements. The company maintains a widespread Operator Safety Training program to help users meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Education programs, video tutorials and assorted resources, covering a broad scope of matters-from individual safety, to OSHA policies, to surface and load situations, are offered through the supplier network.
Toyota has sustained a continuous existence in the United States ever since its first sale. In 2009, Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, produced its 350,000th lift truck. This fact is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks bought in America now are built 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 production 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 display room, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an section 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.
TMHU has 68 authorized industrial equipment dealers, along with 189 dealership locations all through the United States, providing the most complete and inclusive client support and customer service in the industry. The company's new and Certified Used lift trucks, service, components, and financing capabilities make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to guarantee total client satisfaction.
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