Toyota Material Handling has a strong European presence with its Toyota and BT brands, establishing close geographic links with its customers in order to better respond to their needs. Toyota has operations in more than 30 countries, and production centres in Ancenis (France), Bologna (Italy) and Mjölby (Sweden).
Toyota Production System
The Toyota Production System (TPS) empowers team members to improve processes, eliminate unnecessary waste and build quality into every truck. TPS influences every aspect of our organisation and includes a common set of values, knowledge and procedures.
Today, TPS is the acknowledged reference among automotive manufacturers and related industries. Our methods enable businesses to achieve sustained gains in productivity while satisfying customer expectations for quality and reliability.
Our commitment to the environment
Toyota Material Handling believes environmental responsibility is a cornerstone of good business practice. Toyota strives to reduce environmental impact throughout the product life cycle, from design, manufacturing and operation through to recycling at end-of-life. Toyota’s production centres are all ISO 14001 certified. With its emphasis on eliminating waste, TPS also helps to reduce the environmental impact of our manufacturing activities. CO2 emissions, water consumption, waste-water generation and landfill quantities have all been reduced, while recycling levels for packaging, water and scrap have been raised. Hazardous substances and air pollutants have also been reduced. Moving towards the creation of a recycling-oriented society, Toyota seeks to continuously improve the recyclability levels of its products.
BT Hand Trucks
The BT Lifter LHM230 carries the ECO label, which demonstrates Toyota’s commitment to minimising the environmental impact of its hand trucks.
Noise levels and the environment
In some situations the noise associated with moving goods can be a problem. This can typically occur in urban areas where, for example, daily goods deliveries take place late at night or early in the morning. The BT Lifter Silent addresses this problem, by ensuring that noise levels do not exceed 60 dBA, or the noise of two people in normal conversation.