Toyota Forklift Parts - 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 company has been headquartered out of Irvine, California for well over 40 years, offering a wide-ranging line of quality lift trucks. With a great reputation of resilience and reliability, Toyota lift trucks have thrived in the competitive resources handling market. Quality is the keystone 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. are built here.
All Toyota equipment and parts manufactured 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 continuous progress and its environmentally friendly systems. It is the first and only manufacturer 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% fewer smog forming emissions than the current centralized EPA standards and have complied with California's strict emission standards and regulations.
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. - The Industry Leader
The head of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Brett Wood feels that TMHU's achievement comes from its commitment to create high quality lift vehicles at the same time as offering superb client 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 called TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world's leading lift truck provider and is among the magazines celebrated 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 many other companies and no other lift truck maker can match Toyota's history of caring for the natural environment while concurrently encouraging the economy. Environmental responsibility is an important aspect 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 trucks. Yet another reason they remain a leader within the industry.
Toyota originally released the 8-Series line of lift trucks in 2006, yet again exhibiting its leadership and innovation in the industry. Featuring an exclusive emission system that eclipsed both Federal EPA emission values, and California's more environmentally friendly emission standards. The end product is a lift vehicle that produces 70 percent less smog forming emissions than the existing Federal standards tolerate.
Also starting in 2006, jointly 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 ecological 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 trucks offer enhanced strength, visibility, efficiency, ergonomics, and all the foremost safety equipment that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company's System of Active Stability, also referred to as "SAS", helps decrease the chance of accidents and injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the likelihood of merchandise and equipment damage.
System Active Stability is able to discern factors that might lead to lateral unsteadiness and likely lateral overturn. When one of these conditions have been detected, the SAS will instantly engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize the rear axle. This changes the lift truck's stability footprint from triangular in shape to rectangular, offering a major increase in stability which substantially reduces the likelihood of an accident from a lateral overturn. The Active Mast Function Controller or the Active Control Rear Stabilizer also assists to avoid injuries or accidents while adding strength.
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 push Toyota into the lead for industry safety standards. Now, SAS is used on nearly every modern internal combustion products and is standard equipment for the new 8-Series. There are more than 100,000 SAS-equipped lift trucks in action, exceeding 450 million hours combined. The increased population of SAS-equipped trucks in the field, along with obligatory operator instruction, overturn fatalities across all brands have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Furthermore, 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 uncompromising principles reach far beyond the machinery itself. The company believes in providing widespread Operator Safety Training courses to help clients meet and exceed OSHA standard 1910.178. Training programs, video tutorials and assorted materials, covering a broad scope of topics-from individual safety, to OSHA policies, to surface and cargo conditions, are accessible through the seller network.
Toyota has maintained a continuous existence in the United States ever since its first sale. In 2009, Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, created its 350,000th lift truck. This fact is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks bought in America now are manufactured 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 production operations and supply centers for equipment and service components, with the entire commitment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The modern NCC was designed to operate 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 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 lastly 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 right through the U.S, present the most comprehensive and inclusive consumer service and support in the industry. The company's new and Licensed Used lift trucks, service, parts, and financing features make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to ensure overall client satisfaction.
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