Toyota Forklift Part - In the United States, Toyota Materials Handling inc., or TMHU, continues to be the best selling lift truck provider since 1992. This business has been headquartered out of Irvine, California for well over 40 years, providing a complete line of quality lift trucks. With a remarkable reputation of stability and reliability, Toyota lift trucks have thrived in the competitive materials 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, located in Columbus, Indiana. The majority of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S.A are built here.
Every one of Toyota's manufacturing plants 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 devotion to continuous progress 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 instance, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift vehicles emit 70% less 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 feels that TMHU's achievement comes from its dedication to manufacture high quality lift vehicles while providing outstanding customer 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 referred to as 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.
New Meaning to Environmental Responsibility
Toyota Industries Corporation, as the parent company, has instilled a rich company doctrine of environmental stewardship in Toyota. Not many other companies and no other lift truck producer can match Toyota's history of caring for the environment while simultaneously stimulating the economy. Environmental responsibility is an important aspect 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 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 intricate 2010 emission standards. The end product is a lift vehicle that creates 70 percent less smog forming emissions than the current Federal standards allow.
Also starting in 2006, collectively 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 local parks that were damaged by fires and other natural causes. 10,500 seedlings have also been spread through Toyota Industrial Equipment's network of sellers to non-profit organizations and local customers to help sustain communities all over the U.S.
Toyota's lift vehicles offer improved output, visibility, ergonomics and durability, and most significantly, the industry's leading safety technology. The company's System of Active Stability, also referred to as "SAS", helps lessen the risk of mishaps and injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for product and equipment damage.
System Active Stability is able to perceive circumstances that may lead to lateral volatility and possible lateral overturn. When one of these factors have been sensed, the SAS will instantaneously engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize the rear axle. This alters the lift truck's stability trajectory 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 assists to avoid injuries or accidents while adding stability.
The SAS systems were initially adopted on the 7-Series internal combustion lift vehicles which were put on the market in 1999. These systems helped propel Toyota into the lead for industry safety standards. Now, SAS is utilized on practically every new internal combustion products and is standard equipment for 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 mandatory worker instruction, overturn fatalities across all models have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Furthermore, there have been an overall 35.5% drop in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and tip overs from a lift truck for the same period.
Toyota's standard of excellence reaches far beyond its technological achievements. The company maintains a widespread Operator Safety Training course to help clients meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Education courses, video lessons and an assortment of resources, covering a wide scope of matters-from individual safety, to OSHA rules, to surface and cargo conditions, are accessible through the vendor network.
Since the transaction of its first lift truck in the U.S. to the manufacture of its 350,000th lift vehicle produced in 2009 at Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, TMHU has maintained a unbroken presence 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 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 manufacturing operations and distribution centers for equipment and service parts, with the entire commitment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The modern NCC was built to operate for TMHU customers and dealers. The facility includes a 360-degree display room, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an section for live merchandise demonstrations with seating capability for 120; a presentation theater; Toyota's Hall of Fame showcasing Toyota's history since the birth of its originator, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and finally a education center.
The NCC embodies Toyota's dedication to offering top-notch client service. TMHU's 68 certified Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations throughout the U.S, present the most wide-ranging and inclusive customer service and support in the industry. The company's new and Certified Used lift vehicles, service, components, and financing features make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to ensure total customer satisfaction.
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