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About Toyota

A Name You Can Trust

Toyota entered the North American forklift market nearly 50 years ago and has manufactured over 500,000 forklifts on U.S. soil. Toyota has been the top selling forklift brand in the U.S. since 2002. Toyota forklifts, based in Columbus, IN, is a full-service manufacturer and distributor of high-quality forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, tow tractors and AGVs. Built on a reputation of excellence, Toyota remains popular due to its quality, durability, reliability and overall value (QDRV). Quality is the hallmark of Toyota’s world-renowned Toyota Production System, which is practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) in Columbus, IN.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

All Toyota manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada comply with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 standard. TIEM has been honored numerous times for its environmental management systems and dedication to continuous improvement, and remains the first and only manufacturer to offer EPA and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered forklifts. In addition to environmental responsibility, Toyota has been the recognized leader in forklift safety since the launch of Toyota's System of Active Stability (SAS) in 1999. Toyota takes pride in forklift safety and offers various training solutions to help create and extend a culture of safety.

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Company History

An Industry-Leading Dealer Network

Toyota forklifts are backed by proven product support from an industry-leading network of dealers who offer a broad range of resources including: factory-trained service technicians, Toyota Genuine Parts, maintenance plans, safety solutions and flexible financing packages through Toyota Commercial Finance. A North American network of 60+ authorized Toyota dealers and over 220 locations work together to offer industry-leading sales, service and support to create partnerships for life.

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Total Solutions Provider

Toyota is more committed than ever to being your total material handling solutions provider. In 2015, Toyota enhanced its electric and warehouse product lines to become a true full-solution provider. From electric forklifts to internal combustion; from order pickers and reach trucks to pallet jacks, AGVs to tow tractors, Toyota offers a material handling solution to make your job easier and your business stronger. Toyota's dealer network provides additional products and services such as sweepers, racking, operator training, warehouse safety audits, etc. From one forklift to an entire fleet, Toyota dealerships are a one-stop-shop material handling solution.

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A Rich History of Success

The first Toyota forklift, the Model LA one-ton, debuted in Japan in 1956. The first U.S. Toyota forklift dealership was established and sold the first Toyota forklift in North America in 1967. In 1990, Toyota's first forklift manufactured in the U.S. rolled off the line at the state-of-the-art Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing facility in Columbus, IN. Since 1990, many different forklift models have been introduced to the market and in 2002, Toyota became the top selling forklift in North America.