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Toyota Leads in All Categories: Safety, Fewest Safety Related Incidents and Most Affordable to Maintain in Terms of Safety

COLUMBUS, Ind. – (May 27, 2014) – For the fourth consecutive year Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the nation’s leading forklift supplier, ranked number one in safety, fewest safety-related incidents and most affordable to maintain in terms of safety in a study conducted by Peerless Research Group on Lift Truck Safety.*

“Toyota is committed to the issue of safety. Toyota’s forklifts offer a number of ergonomic, productivity and durability features, and most importantly, the industry’s leading safety technology Toyota’s System of Active Stability,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “We are proud our forklifts consistently rank highest in safety.”

The study was conducted with qualified readers of Modern Materials Handling magazine to better understand and track which lift truck safety factors are most important and which companies are regarded as manufacturers of the safest lift trucks. Those surveyed were selected from subscribers who are involved in the use, evaluation and purchase of lift trucks and lift truck accessories.

Comments received from the respondents included:

“The name Toyota is synonymous with safety, quality, and value. The lift [truck] also comes standard with a SAS system to help stabilize the lift when it travels outside the stability triangle.”

“[Toyota] has a commitment to safety and ensuring product quality.”

“Toyota is safety minded and user friendly.”

About Peerless Media and Peerless Research Group

Peerless Media produces industry-leading publications and websites – Modern Materials Handling, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review and Material Handling Product News – for the supply chain, logistics and materials handling markets. As a division of Peerless Media, Peerless Research Group specializes in marketing and media research solutions for materials handling, logistics and supply chain marketers.

About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.

Celebrating more than 45 years in business in North America, TMHU is the supplier of Toyota lift trucks, the No. 1 selling brand since 2002. In addition to the full line of high-quality lift trucks, the company’s extended industrial equipment solutions include Automated Guided Vehicles and scissor lifts.

Quality is the hallmark of the Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM), a zero-landfill facility in Columbus, Ind. TIEM, named a North American Best Plant by IndustryWeek magazine, is a member of the National Safety Council, complies with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization and has produced more than 450,000 Toyota lift trucks since its opening in 1990.

Toyota’s commitment to excellence in customer service extends throughout the U.S. and Canada. With more than 70 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers and more than 220 dealership locations throughout North America, Toyota dealers offer comprehensive customer service and support, including one stop shopping for both new and used lift trucks, rentals, parts and service, fleet servicing and financing. For more information on TMHU or to locate a forklift for sale, please visit, or

*Lift Truck Safety Study conducted by Peerless Research Group in 2014.

Contact: Samantha Horton,

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., 949-223-7744

Christine Welch,

Echo Media Group, 714-573-0899 ext. 225

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