COLUMBUS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Toyota Material Handling in Columbus is marking a major milestone. The manufacturer says it has surpassed 750,000 forklifts produced at the facility, just six years after passing the 500,000 mark.
The 1.5 million square-foot Columbus facility was the first in North America to produce Toyota forklifts, and has the capability to manufacture other industrial equipment, including three- and four-wheel electric forklifts and internal combustion cushion tire and pneumatic tire truck lifts.
“This milestone is a testament to the market’s demand for the quality and reliability of Toyota forklifts, and our unwavering commitment to serving our customers. This achievement was made possible by the tireless efforts of our world-class team of Toyota associates, dealers and suppliers. We look forward to continuing to find ways to meet our customers’ evolving needs,” said TMH President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Rufener.
TMH Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering Tony Miller says the company has become more vertically integrated.
“We have also significantly expanded our product line to meet our customers’ evolving needs. Our incredibly talented and dedicated team is committed to producing our next 250,000 units even faster.”