Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A, Inc. (TMHU) announced Toyota Genuine Parts ranked highest against competing brands for another consecutive year in the 2014 Lift Truck Parts Study*. Hundreds of material handling professionals participated in the survey and rated Toyota’s products the highest based on Best Quality, Durability, Reliability, and Value for the Money for forklift parts. These four categories were also ranked as the most significant characteristics when evaluating forklift parts for purchase.
Conducted by Peerless Research Group, the annual survey examines what professionals in the material handling industry perceive as the most important qualities and considerations for forklift parts purchases. The study also determines which brands have the best reputation in various categories.
“Over the years, Toyota has proven time and again a strong commitment and dedication to producing the highest quality parts and accessories,” said Terry Rains, Vice President of Aftermarket Sales for TMHU.
“As the survey highlights, we strive to provide our customers with first-rate parts to maximize productivity and deliver a strong return on investment.”
Responses were collected from more than 200 readers of Modern Materials Handling magazine who are personally involved in purchasing and evaluating forklifts and forklift accessories. The majority of participants were corporate managers, plant managers, and distribution center or warehouse managers, in a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food and beverage, fabricated metals, industrial machinery, and more.
About Peerless Media and Peerless Research Group
Peerless Media produces industry-leading publications and websites – Modern Materials Handling, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, and Material Handling Product News – for the supply chain, logistics, and materials handling markets. As a division of Peerless Media, Peerless Research Group specializes in marketing and media research solutions for materials handling, logistics, and supply chain marketers.
About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
Celebrating more than 45 years in business in North America, TMHU is the supplier of Toyota forklifts, the No. 1 selling brand since 2002. In addition to a full line of high-quality forklifts, 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), a zero-landfill facility in Columbus, Indiana. TIEM, named a 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 450,000 Toyota lift trucks since opening in 1990. Toyota’s commitment to excellence in customer service extends throughout the U.S. and Canada. With 69 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 forklifts, rentals, parts and service, fleet servicing, and financing. For more information on TMHU or to locate a forklift for sale, please visit www.ToyotaForklift.com or call 1-812-341-3800.