Toyota Forklift Parts - Ever since 1992, Toyota Material Handling inc., U.S.A., also called TMHU, have been the top selling lift truck provider in the United States. This business has been headquartered out of Irvine, California for well over 40 years, providing a comprehensive line of quality lift trucks. With a remarkable reputation of resilience and reliability, Toyota lift trucks have thrived in the competitive resources handling market. Quality is the keystone 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 majority of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S.A are built here.
All Toyota equipment and parts 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 continual improvement 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 example, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift vehicles emit 70 percent fewer 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
The president of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Brett Wood believes that TMHU's success comes from its commitment to construct high quality lift vehicles at the same time as offering exceptional customer support 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 biggest lift truck provider and is amongst the magazines prominent World's Most Admired Companies.
New Meaning to Environmental Responsibility
Toyota Industries Corporation, as the parent company, has instilled a rich corporate doctrine of environmental stewardship in Toyota. Not many other organizations and no other lift truck manufacturer can meet Toyota's record of protecting the natural environment while concurrently stimulating the economy. Environmental responsibility is a fundamental feature of corporate decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only producer 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 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 principles, and also meets California's more involved 2010 emission standards. The end product is a lift truck that creates 70% less smog forming emissions than the existing Federal standards tolerate.
Also starting in 2006, together 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 distributed through Toyota Industrial Equipment's network of sellers to non-profit organizations and neighborhood customers to help sustain communities all over the U.S.
Toyota's lift trucks offer enhanced efficiency, visibility, ergonomics and durability, and most notably, the industry's leading safety technology. The company's System of Active Stability, also known as "SAS", helps decrease the possibility of incidents and injuries, in addition to increasing productivity levels while minimizing the likelihood of product and equipment damage.
System Active Stability can discern circumstances that could lead to lateral volatility and potential lateral overturn. When one of these conditions have been detected, the SAS will instantaneously engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize the rear axle. This transitions the lift truck's stability footprint from triangular in shape to rectangular, providing a major increase in stability which substantially reduces the likelihood of a mishap from a lateral overturn. The Active Mast Function Controller or the Active Control Rear Stabilizer also assists to prevent injuries or accidents while adding stability.
SAS was first launched to the market on the 7-Series internal combustion models 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 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 compulsory operator training, overturn fatalities across all brands have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Also, there has been an overall 35.5% reduction in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and overturn from a lift truck for the same period.
Toyota's standard of brilliance reaches far beyond its technological achievements. The company maintains an extensive Operator Safety Training curriculum to help purchasers meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Instruction programs, video lessons and various materials, covering a wide scope of matters-from personal safety, to OSHA policies, to surface and cargo conditions, are accessible through the seller 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 sold in America today are manufactured in the United States.
TMHU is situated in Columbus Indiana and houses nearly 1 million square feet of manufacturing facilities over 126 acres of land. Facilities include a National Customer Center, as well as production operations and distribution centers for equipment and service parts, with the entire investment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The new NCC was built to function for TMHU clients and sellers. The facility includes a 360-degree showroom, 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 story since the birth of its originator, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and lastly a training center.
The NCC embodies Toyota's commitment to providing top-notch customer service. TMHU's 68 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations throughout the U.S, present the most wide-ranging and inclusive client service and support 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 ensure total client satisfaction.
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