Toyota is in the North American forklift market since 1967 and has manufactured over 600,000 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, container handlers, scissor lifts, tow tractors and AGVs. The manufacturer is popular due to its quality, durability, reliability and overall value (QDRV). According to own statements, quality is the hallmark of Toyota’s world-renowned Toyota Production System, which is practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities.
History of Toyota
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.