Toyota Forklift Part - Since 1992, Toyota Material Handling inc., U.S.A., also referred to as TMHU, have been the top selling lift truck provider in the United States. This company has been situated out of Irvine, California for well over 40 years, providing a comprehensive line of quality lift trucks. With an impressive reputation of stability and reliability, Toyota lift trucks have thrived in the competitive resources handling 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.A are built here.
All Toyota machines 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 continual improvement, and its environmental 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 trucks emit 70% fewer smog forming emissions than the existing centralized EPA standards and have complied with California's strict emission standards and policies.
TMHU, U.S.A. - Leading the Industry
The head of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Brett Wood believes that TMHU's achievement comes from its dedication to construct high quality lift trucks at the same time as 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 known as TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world's principal lift truck supplier and is among the magazines impressive World's Most Admired Companies.
New Meaning to Environmental Accountability
Toyota's parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, has imparted an exceptional company ideology towards environmental management within Toyota. Toyota's rich history of environmental protection whilst retaining economic viability cannot be matched by other organizations and unquestionably no other materials handling manufacturer can yet rival Toyota. Environmental responsibility is a fundamental feature of corporate decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only producer to offer UL-listed, EPA - and CARB -certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift vehicles. Yet one more reason they remain a leader within the industry.
Toyota first launched the 8-Series line of lift trucks in 2006, again exhibiting its leadership and innovation in the industry. Featuring an exclusive emission system that eclipsed both Federal EPA emission principles, and California's more environmentally friendly emission standards. The end product is a lift truck that produces 70% fewer smog forming emissions than the present Federal standards allow.
Also starting in 2006, collectively with the Arbor Day Foundation, Toyota added to its commitment to the 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 environmental causes. 10,500 seedlings have also been scattered through Toyota Industrial Equipment's network of sellers to non-profit organizations and neighborhood customers to help sustain communities all over the United States
Toyota's lift trucks offer superior output, 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 reduce the possibility of accidents and accidental injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for product and equipment damage.
System Active Stability senses various elements that might lead to lateral instability and likely lateral overturn. When one of those conditions are detected, SAS immediately engages the Swing Lock Cylinder to steady 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 a mishap from a lateral overturn. The Active Mast Function Controller or the Active Control Rear Stabilizer also helps to avoid injuries or accidents while adding durability.
SAS was originally released 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 have been integrated into nearly all of Toyota's internal combustion machines. It is standard gear on the new 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 required worker education, overturn fatalities across all brands have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Additionally, there have 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 rigid principles extend far beyond the machinery itself. The company believes in providing extensive Operator Safety Training programs to help clients satisfy and exceed OSHA standard 1910.178. Training courses, video tutorials and various resources, covering a wide scope of matters-from personal safety, to OSHA regulations, to surface and cargo situations, are offered through the vendor network.
Ever since the sale 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 continued a solid presence in the U.S. This reality is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks bought in America at the moment are manufactured in the United States.
Based in Columbus, Ind., the Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. campus equals 998,000 square feet of facilities across 126 acres. Facilities include a National Customer Center, as well as production operations and supply centers for equipment and service components, with the total commitment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The contemporary NCC was designed to function for TMHU clients and sellers. The facility includes a 360-degree showroom, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an area 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 instruction center.
The NCC embodies Toyota's commitment to providing top-notch client service. TMHU's 68 certified Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations all through the U.S, provide the most comprehensive and inclusive client 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 guarantee overall customer satisfaction.
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