Toyota Forklift Parts - In the U.S., Toyota Materials Handling inc., or TMHU, has been the top selling lift truck supplier since 1992. Proudly celebrating more than 40 years of operations, the Irvine, California based business provides a wide-ranging line of quality lift vehicles. Thanks to their history of excellence, reliability, and durability, Toyota remains prevalent 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 bulk of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S. are built here.
Every one of Toyota's manufacturing facilities 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 continual development 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 example, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift trucks emit 70 percent fewer smog forming emissions than the current centralized EPA standards and have complied with California's strict emission standards and policies.
TMHU, U.S.A. - Leading the Industry
Brett Wood, President of TMHU, links Toyota's success to its stout commitment to constructing the finest quality lift trucks at the same time as delivering the utmost client service and assistance. "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 leading lift truck supplier and is amongst the magazines prominent World's Most Admired Companies.
Redefining Environmental Accountability
Toyota's parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, has imparted an outstanding company philosophy towards environmental management within Toyota. Toyota's loaded history of environmental protection whilst retaining economic viability cannot be matched by other companies and undoubtedly no other materials handling maker can so far rival Toyota. Environmental accountability is an important characteristic of company 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.
In 2006, Toyota introduced 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 creation is a lift truck that produces 70 percent less smog forming emissions than the current Federal standards tolerate.
Also in 2006, Toyota developed an affiliation with the Arbor Day Foundation, furthering their dedication to the environment. More than 57,000 trees have been planted in community parks and national forests damaged by ecological causes such as fires, as a product of this relationship. 10,500 seedlings have also been spread through Toyota Industrial Equipment's system of sellers to non-profit organizations and local customers to help sustain communities all over the United States
Toyota's lift trucks offer better stability, visibility, productivity, ergonomics, and all the leading safety equipment that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company's System of Active Stability, also called "SAS", helps limit the chance of accidents and injuries, in addition to increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for product and equipment breakage.
System Active Stability can perceive circumstances that may lead to lateral instability and likely lateral overturn. When any of these factors have been sensed, the SAS will instantaneously engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize the rear axle. This adjusts the lift truck's stability trajectory from triangular in shape to rectangular, providing 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 assists to avoid injuries or accidents while adding stability.
SAS was first launched 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 the majority of Toyota's internal combustion machines. 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 required worker instruction, overturn fatalities across all brands have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Furthermore, there have been an overall 35.5% reduction in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and tip overs from a lift truck for the same period.
Toyota's hardnosed principles continue far beyond the machinery itself. The company believes in providing widespread Operator Safety Training programs to help clients satisfy and exceed OSHA standard 1910.178. Education courses, videos and various resources, covering a wide scope of matters-from individual safety, to OSHA regulations, to surface and load situations, are accessible through the vendor network.
Toyota has sustained a continuous 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 sold in America now are built 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 production operations and distribution centers for equipment and service parts, with the total commitment 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 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 creator, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and lastly a instruction center.
The NCC embodies Toyota's dedication to offering top-notch consumer service. TMHU's 68 sanctioned Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations throughout the U.S, present the most complete and inclusive client service and support in the industry. The company's new and Certified Used lift trucks, service, components, and financing features make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to guarantee total consumer satisfaction.
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