Toyota Forklift Part - In the United States, Toyota Materials Handling inc., or TMHU, has been the best selling lift truck provider since 1992. Proudly celebrating more than 40 years of service, the Irvine, California established company offers an extensive line of quality lift vehicles. Thanks to their history of excellence, reliability, and durability, Toyota remains prevalent in this competitive market. Quality is the foundation 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 bulk 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. TIEM has been honored many times for its dedication to continuous improvement, and its environmental systems. It is the first and only manufacturer 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 current federal EPA standards and have complied with California's strict emission standards and regulations.
TMHU, U.S.A. - Leading the Industry
The head of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Brett Wood believes that TMHU's achievement comes from its dedication to create high quality lift vehicles at the same time as offering superb client assistance 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 known as TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world's leading lift truck dealer and is among the magazines celebrated World's Most Admired Companies.
New Meaning to Environmental Responsibility
Toyota's parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, has imparted an outstanding company ideology towards environmental stewardship 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 accountability 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 vehicles. Yet an added reason they remain a leader within the industry.
Toyota originally launched the 8-Series line of lift vehicles in 2006, yet again exhibiting its leadership and innovation in the industry. Featuring an exclusive emission system that eclipsed both Federal EPA emission standards, and California's more environmentally friendly emission standards. The finished creation is a lift truck that produces 70% less smog forming emissions than the existing Federal standards tolerate.
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 national forests and neighborhood parks that were damaged by fires and other natural causes. 10,500 seedlings have also been spread through Toyota Industrial Equipment's network of dealers to non-profit organizations and neighborhood consumers to help sustain communities all over the United States
Toyota's lift vehicles provide enhanced productivity, visibility, ergonomics and resilience, and most importantly, the industry's leading safety technology. The company's System of Active Stability, also called "SAS", helps reduce the risk of incidents and accidental injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for merchandise and equipment damage.
System Active Stability can discern situations that could lead to lateral unsteadiness and potential lateral overturn. When one of these conditions have been detected, the SAS will instantly engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize 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 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 strength.
SAS was initially 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 continues to be integrated into most of Toyota's internal combustion models. It is standard gear on the latest 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 worker education, overturn fatalities across all models have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Also, there has been an overall 35.5% drop in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and overturn from a lift vehicle for the same period.
Toyota's uncompromising values continue far beyond the technology itself. The company believes in offering extensive Operator Safety Training courses to help clients satisfy and exceed OSHA standard 1910.178. Instruction programs, video lessons and a variety of resources, covering a broad scope of subjects-from individual safety, to OSHA rules, to surface and cargo conditions, are offered through the dealer network.
Toyota has sustained a continuous presence in the United States ever since its first sale. In 2009, Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, produced its 350,000th lift vehicle. This reality 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 across 126 acres. Facilities include a National Customer Center, as well as manufacturing operations and supply centers for equipment and Toyota parts, with the entire commitment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The new National Customer Center was conceived to serve both sellers and consumers of TMHU. The facility includes a 360-degree display room, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an area for live product 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 education center.
TMHU has 68 sanctioned industrial equipment dealers, along with 189 dealership locations all through the United States, offering the most comprehensive 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 guarantee overall client satisfaction.
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