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 operations, the Irvine, California situated business offers a wide-ranging line of quality lift trucks. Due to their status of excellence, reliability, and resilience, Toyota remains prevalent in this aggressive 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 majority of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S. are built here.
All Toyota machinery and components 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 dedication to relentless 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 example, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift trucks emit 70 percent less smog forming emissions than the current federal EPA standards and have complied with California’s strict emission standards and policies.
TMHU, U.S.A.- Leading the Industry
The president of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Brett Wood believes that TMHU's achievement comes from its commitment to construct high quality lift vehicles at the same time as offering superb 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 supplier and is amongst the magazines prestigious 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 a lot of other companies and no other lift truck producer can match Toyota’s history of protecting the environment while concurrently advancing the economy. Environmental responsibility is a key aspect of corporate decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only maker 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.
In 2006, Toyota introduced 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 intricate 2010 emission standards. The end product is a lift truck that creates 70% fewer smog forming emissions than the present Federal standards allow.
Also starting in 2006, together 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 neighborhood parks that were damaged by fires and other natural causes. 10,500 seedlings have also been scattered through Toyota Industrial Equipment’s network of dealers to non-profit organizations and local customers to help sustain communities all over the United States
Toyota's lift vehicles offer enhanced durability, visibility, productivity, ergonomics, and all the leading safety equipment that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company’s System of Active Stability, often known as “SAS”, helps limit the chance of mishaps and injuries, in addition to increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for merchandise and equipment breakage.
System Active Stability can perceive circumstances that could lead to lateral unsteadiness and potential lateral overturn. When any of these conditions have been sensed, the SAS will instantly engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize the rear axle. This adjusts the lift truck’s stability footprint from triangular in shape to rectangular, providing 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 helps to prevent injuries or accidents while adding strength.
SAS was initially released 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 has been integrated into the majority of Toyota’s internal combustion machines. It is standard gear on the latest 8-Series. There are more than 100,000 SAS-equipped lift vehicles in action, exceeding 450 million hours combined. The increased population of SAS-equipped vehicles in the field, along with mandatory worker training, overturn fatalities across all models have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Also, there has been an overall 35.5% decrease in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and tip overs from a lift truck for the same period.
Toyota's pattern of excellence reaches far beyond its technological achievements. The company maintains an extensive Operator Safety Training curriculum to help clients meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Training courses, videos and various materials, covering a wide scope of topics—from individual safety, to OSHA policies, to surface and load conditions, are available through the seller network.
Toyota has maintained a permanent 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 sold in America today are built in the United States.
Situated 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 manufacturing operations and supply centers for equipment and service components, with the total investment exceeding $113 million dollars.
The modern NCC was designed to function for TMHU customers and sellers. 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 history since the birth of its originator, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and lastly a education center.
The NCC embodies Toyota’s commitment to offering top-notch customer service. TMHU’s 68 certified Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations all over the U.S, provide the most complete and inclusive consumer service and support in the industry. The company’s new and Licensed Used lift vehicles, service, components, and financing features make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to guarantee overall customer satisfaction.
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