Toyota Named Green Supply Chain Partner By Inbound Logistics For Fourth Consecutive Year

Green Supply Chain Partner By Inbound Logistics

IRVINE, Calif., (August 14, 2012) – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) today announced it has been named to Inbound Logistics’ list of 2012 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 fourth year TMHU has been named to the list – every year since the award’s inception.

"The list honors companies that lead by example," explained Felecia Stratton, editor for Inbound Logistics. "This year, we are proud to honor Toyota for its sustainable manufacturing processes and product portfolio of fuel efficient industrial equipment."

"We believe environmental responsibility is just as important as quality, value and customer service," said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “We make green initiatives a priority at our zero-landfill manufacturing plant in Columbus, Ind. In addition, we require our top 65 suppliers, who account for more than 75% of materials purchased locally, to have an environmental management system in place at their facilities too."

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.

About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.

Celebrating 45 years of established operations, TMHU is the supplier of the No. 1 selling lift truck in North America since 2002. In addition to the full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota brand, the company’s extended industrial equipment solutions include Automated Guided Vehicles and tow tractors.

Quality is the hallmark of the Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM). TIEM, named a 2011 North American Best Plant by IndustryWeek magazine, is a member of the National Safety Council, complies with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization and has produced more than 400,000 Toyota lift trucks since it opened in 1990.

Toyota's commitment to excellence in customer service extends throughout the U.S. and Canada. With more than 70 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers and more than 220 dealership locations throughout North America, Toyota dealers offer comprehensive customer service and support, including one-stop shopping for both new and used lift trucks, rentals, parts and service, fleet servicing and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit www.toyotaforklift.com, www.facebook.com/ToyotaForklift or twitter.com/ToyotaForklift or call 1-800-226-0009.

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