Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has announced the launch of a new energy solutions platform designed to help the materials handling industry meet the complex demands of evolving equipment, the environmental landscape, and energy management requirements.
Toyota Industrial Energy Solutions encompasses a suite of energy solutions to meet the current and future demands of materials handling, including on-site consultation, environmental support, battery and alternative energy sources, chargers and accessories, and service and repair.
Toyota Industrial Energy Solutions utilises resources that it claims are unique to the Toyota dealer network, allowing customers to increase efficiency and optimise their operations. Through the new platform, Toyota forklift dealers can perform energy studies to highlight information and pinpoint efficiencies that optimise overall operational productivity.
"This is the next step on our journey to become a full-line provider of innovative, sustainable energy solutions for the materials handling industry," says Toyota Material Handling senior vice president Tony Miller. "As the market evolves and customers demand environmentally sustainable ways to power their forklifts, we will offer energy-saving and waste-reducing solutions nobody else in the industry can because of Toyota's commitment to quality and our unmatched dealer network."
Toyota's latest UL-rated lithium-ion battery line-up is part of the company's aggressive offering of alternative energy solutions to its customers. Toyota claims to be the first and only manufacturer in the industry to obtain UL-E and UL-EE certification for the combination of lift truck and lithium-ion batteries on a sit-down counterbalance forklift. Over 50 lithium-ion battery solutions have now been tested and approved by Toyota for use across its electric forklift line-up.
"We remain committed to delivering the best products and services in the materials handling industry, and that extends to alternative energy solutions," Miller says. "Our customers count on us to offer versatile solutions that are also reliable and safe. Toyota Industrial Energy Solutions will help customers as they encounter evolving environmental standards and increasing throughput demands."