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Toyota Material Handling Announces the Expansion of its Aichi Dealer Base

Monday, October 19, 2009

IRVINE, CA — Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) announced the expansion of its Aichi dealer base. With 15 existing Toyota Aichi dealers distributing high-quality Aichi Aerial Work Platform (AWP) products, the addition of 11 more dealers brings the total number to 26. Aichi, a Toyota Industries Company, carries a product line of scissor lifts, crawler and wheeled-boom lifts all designed specifically to meet a wide range of indoor and outdoor needs.

“The new dealers were chosen to support the existing Aichi dealer base based on their proven ability to provide local businesses with the high service and support levels customers expect from Toyota, “said Brett Wood, president of TMHU. “As the business climate continues to recover in the upcoming months, Toyota is committed to offering the construction market and other industries quality AWP products that meet their customers’ demands.”

By nearly doubling the dealer network, Toyota is able to provide better coverage for customers across the U.S. TMHU entered the market when AWP sales slowed significantly industry wide. Toyota and Aichi are both accustomed to long-term, incremental growth and plan to continue that strategy to grow U.S. sales in the future. Despite this challenging market, Aichi is meeting its market share goals.

Aichi products are now available through the following new Toyota Aichi dealers:

  • Bell Fork Lift, Inc. of Clinton Township, Mich.
  • Conger Toyotalift of Green Bay, Wis.
  • Florida Lift Systems, Inc. of Orlando, Fla.
  • Hupp ToyotaLift of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Lift Truck Supply, Inc. of Tyler, Texas
  • Mid Columbia Forklift, Inc. of Yakima, Wash.
  • Shoppa’s Mid America, LLC of Kansas City, Mo.
  • Southern States Toyotalift of Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Toyota-Lift of Minnesota of Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  • Vesco Toyotalift of Hickory, N.C.
  • Westquip, Inc. of Oklahoma City, Okla.


About Aichi, A Toyota Industries Company
Since its founding in 1962, Aichi has worked tirelessly to improve work environments in cooperation with its customers to create safer, more efficient and comfortable work sites for industries such as the utility, communication, construction and other industries.
The company has worked closely with its customers to improve job site methods by creating more efficient equipment tailored to each industry. Toyota Aichi dealers offer industry-leading support in every area of service, including parts, maintenance, financing, rentals and accessories. For more information on Aichi products, please visit www.toyota-construction.com or call 800/852-0024.

About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
Celebrating more than 40 years of established operations in the United States, Irvine, Calif.-based TMHU has been the No. 1 selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. since 2002 and currently offers a full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota brand. TMHU, as the sole United States distributor for Aichi, now offers a line-up of aerial work lifts, including scissor lifts, crawler and wheeled boom lifts designed specifically to meet a wide range of indoor and outdoor needs.

Built on a reputation of excellence, Toyota remains the industry leader due to its quality, durability and reliability. Quality is the hallmark of Toyota’s world-renowned Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM). Most of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured at TIEM, a zero-landfill facility, in Columbus, Ind.

TIEM, and all Toyota manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada, comply with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and have been honored for their environmental management systems and dedication to continuous improvement.

Toyota’s commitment to excellence in customer service extends nationwide. Sixty-eight authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers, with a total of 188 dealership locations throughout the United States, offer comprehensive customer service support, including one-stop shopping for both new and Certified Used lift trucks, parts and service, fleet servicing, and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit www.toyotaforklift.com or call 800/226-0009.

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