Toyota Forklift Parts - In the U.S., Toyota Materials Handling inc., or TMHU, continues to be the best selling lift truck provider since 1992. Proudly celebrating more than 40 years of performance, the Irvine, California situated business presents a wide-ranging line of quality lift vehicles. Owing to their reputation of superiority, reliability, and resilience, Toyota remains popular in this competitive market. Quality is the foundation of Toyota's renowned Toyota Production System practiced at all manufacturing facilities, including TIEM, which is stands for Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, situated in Columbus, Indiana. The bulk of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S.A are built here.
All Toyota machinery 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. To illustrate, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift vehicles emit 70% less smog forming emissions than the existing centralized EPA standards and have complied with California's strict emission standards and policies.
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. - The Industry Leader
Brett Wood, President of TMHU, links Toyota's accomplishment to its robust commitment 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, often known as TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world's leading lift truck dealer and is amongst the magazines impressive World's Most Admired Companies.
New Meaning to Environmental Responsibility
Toyota's parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, has imparted an exceptional corporate principles towards environmental conservancy within Toyota. Toyota's rich history of environmental protection whilst retaining economic viability can not be matched by other companies and certainly no other resource handling manufacturer can thus far rival Toyota. Environmental responsibility is a key characteristic of company 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 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 principles, and also meets California's more intricate 2010 emission standards. The finished product is a lift truck that creates 70% fewer smog forming emissions than the current Federal standards allow.
Also starting in 2006, collectively with the Arbor Day Foundation, Toyota added to its dedication to the natural environment. To this day more than 58,000 trees have been embedded in the ground throughout state forests and community parks that were damaged by fires and other natural causes. 10,500 seedlings have also been distributed through Toyota Industrial Equipment's system of sellers to non-profit organizations and local consumers to help sustain communities all over the United States
Toyota's lift vehicles offer better stability, visibility, productivity, ergonomics, and all the foremost safety technology that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company's System of Active Stability, also called "SAS", helps lessen the possibility of accidents and accidental injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for merchandise and equipment breakage.
System Active Stability can perceive factors that could lead to lateral volatility and possible lateral overturn. When one of these conditions have been sensed, the SAS will instantaneously 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, 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 assists to prevent injuries or accidents while adding strength.
The SAS systems were originally utilized on the 7-Series internal combustion lift trucks which were put on the market in 1999. These systems helped thrust Toyota into the lead for industry safety standards. Now, SAS is used on virtually every new internal combustion models and is standard equipment for the new 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 operator training, overturn fatalities across all models have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Also, there has been an overall 35.5% fall in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and overturn from a lift vehicle for the same period.
Toyota's rigid standards reach far beyond the machinery itself. The company believes in offering general Operator Safety Training programs to help clients meet and exceed OSHA standard 1910.178. Instruction services, video tutorials and various resources, covering a broad scope of matters-from personal safety, to OSHA policies, to surface and load conditions, are available through the vendor network.
Ever since the transaction of its first lift vehicle in the U.S. to the construction of its 350,000th lift vehicle produced in 2009 at Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, TMHU has sustained a solid existence in the U.S. This fact is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks bought in America at the moment are built in the United States.
TMHU is based 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 supply centers for equipment and service components, with the whole investment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The new National Customer Center was conceived to serve both dealers 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.
TMHU has 68 sanctioned industrial equipment dealers, along with 189 dealership locations throughout the United States, providing the most complete and inclusive consumer support and customer service in the industry. The company's new and Certified Used lift vehicles, service, parts, and financing features make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to guarantee overall consumer satisfaction.
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