Toyota Material Handling introduces 22 new electric models

Toyota Material Handling, headquartered in Columbus, has released 22 new electric products on the market, the largest product launch in the company’s history.

“This is an exciting milestone for our company and our customers,” said Bill Finerty, TMH president and CEO. “Never before has the global supply chain endured such challenges as those we presently face. Warehouses and distribution centers everywhere need material handling equipment that can help them keep pace with the speed of commerce. This historic product release puts Toyota in a position to lift up customers with the material handling solutions they need to be successful in today’s demanding market.”

The new products include a range of new warehousing solutions, including 12 new reach truck models. The new reach truck models address modern warehousing challenges by offering customers tailored solutions for narrow aisles, and different picking and putaway needs. The expanded lineup includes four different operator compartments; 24V, 36V and 48V models; a Multidirectional model for handling long loads in narrow aisles; High-Capacity models with a maximum fork height of 45 feet; as well as three Moving Mast Reach Truck models to fit unique applications – such as cold storage and indoor/outdoor use.

Toyota Material Handling also added a Low Level Order Picker and Furniture Order Picker, along with Enclosed End Rider and Stand-Up Rider pallet jacks to its industry-leading product lineup to stay at the forefront of a significant shift taking place in the industry.

“When our customers speak, we listen,” said Tony Miller, TMH senior vice president of operations, engineering and strategic planning. “Our customers have been asking for specific and sustainable solutions that get the job done. The comprehensive group of products and solutions featured in this historic release represent Toyota’s finest engineering and capture the true spirit of collaborative design and function, with all the options, features and versatility our customers need to optimize their operations and meet their strategic initatives.”

TMH also introduced four electric pneumatic forklift models, available in capacities ranging from 3,000-17,500 pounds, to provide customers with options that combine strength and versatility while helping address sustainability objectives.

The new product lineup demonstrates Toyota’s responsiveness to the growing demand for durable, reliable, energy efficient products with greater versatility and seamless operation across all applications and environments. Nearly 70 percent of material handling products sold in 2021 were electric, and that shift is expected to continue in the years to come. Toyota remains committed to its Vision 2030 goal of significantly reducing the company’s carbon footprint, TMH officials said.