The efficiency, productivity, and overall value of material handling equipment extend beyond the products and into the energy sources that power them. In addition to determining the right fleet mix, determining the ideal power solution is more crucial than ever to your success.
Toyota Industrial Energy Solutions (TIES) empowers Toyota Forklift dealers with the latest technologies and resources to optimize their operation – from alternative energy sources to chargers and environmental support.
Toyota Industrial Energy Solutions provides power solutions and guidance to customers and forklift dealers across North America. TIES will help you navigate the complicated decision about forklift energy type, whether you’re working in traditional internal combustion settings, making a transition to electric, or are ready for advanced power technologies such as lithium-ion solutions. TIES will also work with the North American Toyota dealer network to procure and provide needed battery solutions. TIES works in accord with your forklift dealership as you partner to drive efficiency and success to your business. There are a lot of factors that come into play when selecting a partner that can help optimize your operations. TIES provides you with an in-depth understanding of what Toyota and its dealers have to offer and the value it can provide to your business.
Services and Solutions
Toyota and its dealers are uniquely positioned to pair industry-leading forklifts with the latest technological innovations to power you to new levels of success. It starts with an on-site consultation, including a site survey and energy study to understand your application’s needs. Toyota dealers leverage that data to provide a comprehensive solution to optimize your fueling selection in accordance with your facility layout to improve uptime, efficiency, productivity, and overall return on investment. This includes evaluation of current energy sources and charging equipment.
An energy study is part of a comprehensive site survey in which a Toyota dealer representative visits your facility to learn more about your operation. Energy studies measure power usage and needs that are based on criteria such as the number of shifts, facility power grid output, throughput and runtime requirements, and emissions levels. This often involves using battery monitoring systems to record actionable data that can help pinpoint needs and inefficiencies.
Scheduling an energy study or site survey is as easy as calling your local Toyota dealer and requesting a visit. It’s helpful to provide as much information as possible so that they can be prepared to handle your unique needs during the visit.
The correct combination of energy source, forklift, and charger can significantly improve your bottom line. It’s important to carefully consider how these solutions work together to keep your forklifts running at peak performance and efficiency. Simple factors like forklift/battery voltage and amp/hour ratings significantly affect performance and runtime. Battery chemistry can affect factors such as its ability to work efficiently in hot or cold environments and maintenance and labor costs.
Matching these energy sources to the correct charger is just as important. Making the right decision between fast charging, opportunity charging, and conventional charging alone can mean the difference in a battery lasting one shift or as many as three.
Ultimately, pairing these solutions with the right combination of forklifts and other material handling equipment leads to significant productivity gains. Leveraging the knowledge and expertise of Toyota dealers is your first step to uncovering inefficiencies and getting started on your journey to optimize.
Toyota evaluates all alternative energy sources using a thorough testing process prior to approving them for use. This helps to confirm that each energy source is compatible with the forklift’s electrical systems and operates properly in a material handling environment. Over 50 lithium-ion battery solutions (and counting) have been tested and approved for use across electric rider forklifts, electric narrow aisle lifts, and warehouse equipment. Toyota continues to add to the list of approved models, providing you with more choices for added versatility.
Energy solutions installed at the factory can be financed through Toyota’s captive finance company, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance. Additional financing options provide increased flexibility based on your unique needs.
Toyota is the industry’s largest material handling solutions provider. This allows us to service all of your material handling needs from parcel to pallet to shipping container and throughout the entire supply chain. When you combine our solutions with an ability to power your equipment with leading technologies and service, it’s a winning set of solutions that can raise you to new levels of success.