Toyota Forklift Parts - In the U.S., Toyota Materials Handling inc., or TMHU, continues to be the top selling lift truck supplier since 1992. Proudly celebrating more than 40 years of service, the Irvine, California established company offers a wide-ranging line of quality lift trucks. Stemming from their reputation of excellence, reliability, and resilience, 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, situated in Columbus, Indiana. The bulk 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. TIEM has been honored many times for its commitment to persistent improvement, 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 percent less smog forming emissions than the current 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, links Toyota's achievement to its strong commitment to manufacture the best quality lift vehicles 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 provider and is amongst the magazines impressive World's Most Admired Companies.
Redefining Environmental Accountability
Toyota Industries Corporation, as the parent company, has instilled a rich company doctrine of environmental stewardship in Toyota. Not a lot of other organizations and no other lift truck manufacturer can match Toyota's history of caring for the natural environment while simultaneously encouraging the economy. Environmental accountability is a fundamental feature of corporate decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only maker to provide UL-listed, EPA- and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift vehicles. Yet another 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 values, and also meets California's more elaborate 2010 emission standards. The end invention is a lift vehicle that creates 70% less smog forming emissions than the current Federal standards tolerate.
Moreover in 2006, Toyota developed a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, furthering their dedication to the environment. In excess of 57,000 trees have been planted in local parks and national forests damaged by ecological reasons such as fires, as a result of this partnership. 10,500 seedlings have also been scattered through Toyota Industrial Equipment's system of sellers to non-profit organizations and local consumers to help sustain communities all over the U.S.
Toyota's lift trucks offer superior strength, visibility, productivity, ergonomics, and all the leading safety equipment that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company's System of Active Stability, also known as "SAS", helps reduce the risk of accidents and accidental injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for merchandise and equipment damage.
System Active Stability senses several factors that might lead to lateral volatility and potential lateral overturn. When any of those factors are detected, SAS instantly engages the Swing Lock Cylinder to steady the rear axle. This transitions the lift truck's stability footprint from triangular in shape to rectangular, offering 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 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. Since then, SAS have been built-in to most of Toyota's internal combustion machines. It is standard equipment 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 obligatory operator training, overturn fatalities across all designs have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Furthermore, there have 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 standard of excellence reaches far beyond its technological achievements. The company maintains an extensive Operator Safety Training program to help consumers meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Education services, video lessons and a variety of resources, covering a broad scope of topics-from individual safety, to OSHA regulations, to surface and cargo conditions, are offered through the supplier network.
Toyota has maintained a relentless presence in the United States ever since its first sale. In 2009, Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, produced its 350,000th lift vehicle. 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 supply centers for equipment and service parts, with the whole commitment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The new National Customer Center was conceived to serve both dealers and clients of TMHU. The facility includes a 360-degree showroom, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an area for live merchandise demonstrations with seating capability 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 training center.
TMHU has 68 official 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 vehicles, service, components, and financing capabilities make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to ensure overall customer satisfaction.
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