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Posted: April 16, 2018
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At Toyota, we pride ourselves on manufacturing the best forklifts available in North America. Day after day, and year after year, customers agree that Toyota produces the forklifts with the best overall value. We’re able to achieve this for a variety of reasons, including using the legendary Toyota Production System, training the best manufacturing personnel, and giving every step of production the care and attention it deserves. And we do all of this at our impressive manufacturing facility in Columbus, IN. Our plant is a key contributor to our success. Here’s a quick look at our manufacturing facility and the successes we’ve achieved in it over the years.


Plant Site: 126 acres; 1,015,893 square feet


Investment: More than $133 million


Employment: Approximately 1,500 associates

Products Produced at Columbus, IN Facility:






  • DC/AC Inverter assembly for Toyota Tacoma



Countries We Export To:


Argentina, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela




  • ISO 14001 Certification* – 1998 – present


  • 200,000th forklift produced – 2004


  • 250,000th forklift produced – 2006


  • 300,000th forklift produced – 2007


  • 350,000th forklift produced – 2009


  • 400,000th forklift produced – 2011


  • 500,000th forklift produced – 2015


  • Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, “Five Years Continuous Improvement” – 2006, 2009, 2011


  • Zero-landfill facility – since April 2004


  • Charter member position with the Indiana Environmental Stewardship Program – 2007


  • Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (P2) organization member – 2007


  • Environmental Stewardship Award from the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management District, in the category of Outstanding Corporate Partner – 2008


  • Toyota Named Green Supply Chain Partner By Inbound Logistics For Fourth Consecutive Year – 2012


  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award by the National Safety Council – 2011


  • Top Plant In The U.S. By Plant Engineering Magazine – 2010


  • Best Plants in North America – 2011 Industry Week Magazine


  • Achieving 200,000 consecutive safety hours worked without a recordable accident according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


  • ISO 14001 is a voluntary standard that deals with a company’s environmental management system. The certification process verifies that each Toyota plant has a formal environmental policy as well as a management system designed to track environmental performance and established mechanisms for continuous improvement.

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