Toyota Celebrates First 8-Series Large Capacity I.C. Truck Built at Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. (TIEM)
Earlier this month Toyota celebrated the line-off for the new 8-Series large capacity I.C. trucks at TIEM in Columbus, Ind. The event included the Mayor of Columbus and other local dignitaries, trade media from the United States and Canada, Ted Toyoda from Toyota Industries Corporation in Japan and more than 1,000 Toyota associates.
Al Rawson accepts ceremonial key on behalf of the Toyota dealer network. left to right: Al Rawson, president & CEO of Atlas Lift Trucks and chairman of Toyota's National Dealer Advisory; Brett Wood, president & CEO of Toyota Material Handling North America; Ted Toyoda, chairman of Toyota Industries Corporation; Kristen Brown, mayor of Columbus, Indiana; Jeff Rufener, president of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.; Toshiya Yamagishi, president of TIEM; Tim Barker, vice president of TIEM.
Toyota Material Handling Unveils Grand Opening Of North American National Headquarters
COLUMBUS, Ind., Nov. 5, 2013 Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., (TMHU), maker of the number one lift truck in North America, recently unveiled the company's new North American headquarters in Columbus, Ind. The ceremony, which included a ribbon cutting and line-off of the company's new 8-Series large capacity forklift, marks the final stage of a strategic initiative to align TMHU's sales and marketing team with its manufacturing plant—Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM).
COLUMBUS, Ind. (Nov. 4, 2013) –Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., (TMHU), maker of the number one lift truck in North America, today unveiled the company’s new North American headquarters in Columbus, Ind. The ceremony, which included a ribbon cutting and line-off of the company’s new 8-Series large capacity forklift, marks the final stage of a strategic initiative to align TMHU’s sales and marketing team with its manufacturing plant—Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM).
The new North American headquarters represents a $4.6 million dollar investment, adding 21,400 square feet to the Toyota campus, which includes the manufacturing facility and national headquarters. The combined TMHU and TIEM campus now totals more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing and support space and houses more than 1,000 Toyota associates.
“Toyota made a commitment more than one year ago to align our teams under one roof to combine synergies and allow us to be even more responsive to customer and dealer needs,” said Jeff Rufener, TMHU president. “Today, we celebrate this partnership and set our sights on continued leadership in the market and support of our associates, dealers and customers.”
World-Class Campus Supports Continued Growth Locally and Abroad
Toyota has become the industry leader through unparalleled quality of lift truck design and leading-edge manufacturing capabilities. In 1990, TIEM became the first Toyota lift truck manufacturing plant outside of Japan.
During the last two decades, TIEM associates have built more than 450,000 lift trucks and Toyota has steadily grown in the North American market to become the number one lift truck supplier since 2002.
“Toyota celebrates several milestones today that will continue to strengthen our position as a world-class leader while serving the best interest of our customers. By uniting TMHU and TIEM onto one central campus, we are fostering increased collaboration that will further improve efficiencies and product development. Additionally, with the introduction of Toyota’s large capacity 8-Series lift truck, Toyota continues to deliver innovation in product performance, fuel-efficiency and safety to our industry,” said TIEM’s President Toshiya Yamagishi. “Looking ahead, TIEM’s model of excellence will be emulated in a new lift truck manufacturing plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil.”
As the ‘lead plant’ for Toyota’s Sao Paulo manufacturing facility, TIEM associates from Indiana are responsible for training the Brazil plant leaders on production engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance and production control. Upon completion of the new facility, TIEM will be the first Toyota industrial manufacturing plant outside of Japan to supply parts to a Toyota Industries Corporation plant in another country and is expected to supply the Brazil plant with 31% of its forklift parts manufactured in Indiana.
TIEM Investment in Community Represents More than $117 Million
When TIEM established its state-of-the-art, $60-million lift truck plant operations in 1990, the facility covered approximately seven acres under one roof. Since that time, TIEM has undergone 12 expansions. The zero land-fill campus now totals more than 1 million square feet of facilities sitting on 126 acres. Representing an investment of $117 million, the campus includes the new North American headquarters, National Customer Center, training center, manufacturing operations, and distribution centers for equipment and service parts to meet the needs of Toyota’s customers.
The facility has the capability to manufacture a wide range of industrial equipment used in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments including: 3-wheel and 4-wheel electric lift trucks, internal combustion cushion tire and pneumatic tire lift trucks and DC/AC inverter assemblies for the Toyota Tacoma.
Toyota Ranked #1 World-Wide Lift Truck Supplier in the World for the Eleventh Consecutive Year!
October 3rd, 2013 - IRVINE, Calif., - For the 11th consecutive year, Toyota achieved the top ranking as the world's largest lift truck supplier in Modern Materials Handling's Annual Top 20 listing.
Toyota reported $6.88 billion in worldwide sales revenue for the 2012 fiscal year.
To qualify for Modern's annual Top 20 lift truck suppliers ranking, companies must manufacture and sell lift trucks in at least one of the Industrial Truck Association's seven truck classes, which includes a variety of electric and internal combustion lift trucks. Rankings are based on worldwide revenue from powered industrial trucks during each company's most recent fiscal year.
"Toyota sales in North America are a big contributor to Toyota's global success." said Jeff Rufener, president of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. "We are proud to share this honor with Toyota dealers, customers and associates around the world."
Toyota continues to push forward design advancements and industrial equipment solutions to improve the material handling process and enhance the end-user experience, including:
Unveiling the company's 8-Series large capacity lift truck line that offers a range of lifting capacities from 8,000 to 17,500 lbs. cushion and pneumatic tire models powered by two new Toyota-designed and built 4-cylinder, high-performance engines.
The introduction of a 12,000 lb. lift truck paper roll special model to meet the challenges faced by the paper industry in moving paper rolls.
Launching a newly enhanced website for U.S.-based dealer technician employment opportunities, as well as a brand new site for Canadian-based tech jobs provided in both English and French languages.
Extending of the company's philanthropic efforts to help the country's veterans by donating to various veterans programs and offering the "Giving Veterans a Lift" program.
- Maintaining the company's commitment to preserving and improving the environment through product innovations in electric and low emission IC forklifts, zero landfill manufacturing practices implemented at Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. and initiatives such as donating a tree to be planted through the Arbor Day Foundation for every new 8-Series lift truck sold in 2013.
Toyota Named Green Supply Chain Partner
IRVINE, Calif., (August 14, 2013) – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) today announced it has been named to Inbound Logistics’ list of 2013 Green Supply Chain Partners. The company was chosen in part for its environmentally friendly solutions, green manufacturing process and continued dedication to supply chain sustainability. This is the fifth year TMHU has been named to the list – every year since the award’s inception.
“The Green Supply chain list honors companies that have made sustainability a priority, and continue to push the needle in terms of innovation and execution,” explained Felecia Stratton, editor for Inbound Logistics. “Toyota, for a fifth consecutive year, was recognized for creating an organizational culture where sustainability permeates all aspects of its manufacturing processes, extending to its suppliers as well.”
“Toyota operates under a global earth charter that promotes environmental responsibility throughout our entire company,” Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU said. “At every stage of the production cycle – from raw materials and parts procurement to manufacturing and recycling – Toyota minimizes the environmental impact of every product.”
The Green 75 feature is designed to provide decision support for Inbound Logistics’ readers who seek to do business with sustainable providers. To be eligible for the ranking, companies must provide logistics services with an emphasis on eco-friendly solutions.
TOYOTA EXPANDS 8-SERIES LIFT TRUCK LINE WITH NEW LARGE CAPACITY MODELS, TWO POWERFUL NEW ENGINES
High-Performance Toyota-Built Engine Achieves Up to 30% Fuel Savings Over Previous Models, Meets EPA Tier-4 Final Emissions Standards
Toyota’s 8-Series lift trucks offer a range of lifting capacities from 8,000 to 17,500 lbs
IRVINE, Calif. – (July 15, 2013) –Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the supplier of the number one selling lift truck in North America, unveiled its 8-Series large capacity lift truck line of cushion and pneumatic tire models powered by two new Toyota-designed and built 4-cylinder, high-performance engines.
Designed for customers in both indoor and outdoor applications like the paper, lumber and concrete industries, and large distribution centers needing to move heavy loads, the 8-Series line-up now includes 8,000 to 17,500 lb. pneumatic models with diesel, LPG, gasoline and dual fuel engines, along with cushion LPG-powered models with 8,000 to 15,500 lb. lifting capacities. In addition, Toyota is introducing a 12,000 lb. paper roll special model to meet the challenges faced by the paper industry in moving paper rolls. Read More
Toyota Launches 8-Series Lift Truck Line for Pulp & Paper Industry
Heavy-Duty Lift Trucks Engineered to Handle Rigorous Work Environments; Built to Meet Unique Paper Roll Applications
IRVINE, Calif. – (July 15, 2013) –Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the supplier of the number one selling lift truck in North America, unveiled new 8-Series lift trucks designed to meet the tough applications associated with the pulp and paper industry. The new lift trucks, which offer 8,000 – 15,500 lbs. lifting capacities, also include a new 12,000 lb. standard counterweight, box car and paper roll special option. Powering the new lift trucks is a newly designed and advanced 3.7-liter, 4-cylinder, high performance engine built by Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO), the manufacturer of more than 15 million high-quality engines.
“Toyota’s new 8-Series lift trucks are the culmination of years of engineering excellence and the integration of the latest technology to help our paper handling customers maintain a competitive edge in their demanding work environments,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “For this product introduction, our engineers took a ‘no-holds barred’ approach to deliver a powerful Toyota-engineered lift truck with the durability needed in the paper and pulp industry.” Read More
Brodie Wins President's Award for the 9th Consecutive Year!
We’re elated to share that Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently awarded Brodie Toyota-Lift its highest dealership honor, the President’s Award, for 2012. Brodie Toyota-Lift is one of 15 elite recipients of this distinguished award and was selected from TMHU’s network of 70 dealers and 225 dealership locations in the United States and Canada.
Brodie Toyota-Lift was recognized for demonstrating excellence in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall dealership operations.
“Toyota’s President’s Awards recognize dealers that clearly exemplify top quality service, support and dedication to their customers,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “Dealers like Brodie Toyota-Lift set the bar for industry excellence.”
We look forward to sharing our award-winning service with you.
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