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Toyota terminates UK dealer

Thursday, 26 July 2007 ( #320 ) - CASTLEFORD, United Kingdom
An operator using a Toyota Tonero
An operator using a Toyota Tonero
Toyota Industrial Equipment UK (TIEUK) has terminated its relationship with its dealer for the North, Midlands and East of England regions. Impact ceased to be a Toyota forklift dealer on June 30. Sales and service operations for its territory are now handled by Toyota Industrial Equipment (Northern) and BT Rolatruc on behalf of Toyota Materials Handling UK (TMHUK). TIEUK says it is investing in additional resources to deliver the "highest levels of customer service". It is now recruiting new sales and service personnel across the North, Midlands and East. TIEUK declined to answer Forkliftaction.com News' request for further details and instead pointed to a press release on Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE)'s integration of Toyota and BT operations in the UK market. In April, TMHE announced that after detailed studies, the organisation had decided to supply BT and Toyota products from a single source (Forkliftaction.com News #304). TMHUK, led by the managing directors of BT Rolatruc Ltd and TIEUK Ltd, was created. Over 200 sales and service staff would be recruited in the UK to support growth in the UK materials handling industry, the statement said.