Thursday, 30 June 2005 ( #215 )
Systems Material Handling Co. (SMH) and Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) are pleased to announce that SMH has been chosen as the single source provider for the STARLIFT all makes competitive parts program. Key benefits of this agreement to TMHU dealers include: improved order fill rates; extended order cut-off times; multiple warehouse shipping locations; online, "real time" parts lookup and ordering system; and access to the industry's largest inventory of over 1.6 million part numbers.

TMHU will continue to promote their all-makes competitive parts program under the STARLIFT name. The STARLIFT all-makes competitive parts program offered nationwide through 186 Toyota Industrial Equipment dealership locations provides a one-stop shop of high-quality parts for a wide range of material handling equipment.

"We're very excited about these enhancements and are confident that this new direction brings us closer to our goal of making STARLIFT a true, one-stop shop to support all of our customers' aftermarket parts needs," said Dr. Shankar Basu, TMHU president and CEO.

Pat McLaughlin, SMH president stated, "We are proud to have been chosen as the single source provider for the STARLIFT all makes competitive parts program, and we look forward to the opportunity and challenge of helping TMHU achieve their goals on the corporate and dealership levels."

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. and Systems Material Handling Co

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TMHU is the number one selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. and markets its products under the Toyota brand. Built on a reputation for excellence, Toyota is known for its quality, reliability and durability. Third-party research indicates Toyota lift trucks rank highest in value and quality among the top competitors. Most of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured in Columbus, Ind.

Toyota's commitment to excellence in customer service extends nationwide. Seventy authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers with a total of 186 dealership locations throughout the United States offer comprehensive customer service support, including one-stop shopping for both new and Certified Used lift trucks, parts, service and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit or call 1-800-226-0009.

Background Information on SMH:
  • Since it's founding in 1971, SMH has grown into the largest provider of forklift parts in America.

  • SMH offers the additional benefit of their Information Resource Management Network®(IRMN®). IRMN® is the industry's first private intranet developed to assist users in ordering parts and providing up-to-date information on more than 1,600,000 replacements and accessories for material handling and industrial equipment vehicles.

  • SMH has distribution facilities in Olathe, Kansas; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; and Toluca, Mexico.
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