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Toyota celebrates 25 years in North America manufacturing
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A picture of the new customer training center and moving wall that enters into the demonstration room.
A picture of the new customer training center and moving wall that enters into the demonstration room.

On October 15th over 1,500 were on hand for the 25th anniversary of Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturings (TIEM) celebration of manufacturing the Toyota lift truck in North America.  Since 1990, Columbus, Indiana has been the home of Toyota forklift manufacturing. It also celebrated the 500,000 forklift built at the plant.

The TIEM campus totals more than 1 million square feet on 126 acres. Facilities include a National Customer Center and training center, manufacturing operations and distribution centers for equipment and service parts.

As part of the company’s Vision 2020 strategic initiatives, TIEM recently announced a new $16 million expansion and building renovation. The additions are designed to enhance communication between associates, improve products and services, and provide a better experience for customers. Toyota plans to increase its new product development capability in the U.S.A. to improve support for the North American market. The 50,600 square foot addition will increase the total facility to 1.1 million square feet of manufacturing and support space. 

TIEM Manufacturing Facilities

  • 693,440 square feet
  • More than 130 lift trucks produced daily
  • Employs approximately 1,500 associates (including TMHU associates)

 Manufacturing Offices

  • Handling Toyota Special Design Requests, Parts Procurement, Production Scheduling, Production Control, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Production Engineering, Design Engineering, Service Parts Operations, Manufacturing Management and more.

Products Manufactured at TIEM

  • 4-Wheel Electric Forklifts 
  • 3-Wheel Electric Forklifts 
  • Internal Combustion Pneumatic Tire Forklifts  
    • Gasoline-powered 
    • LPG-powered 
    • CNG-powered 
    • Diesel-powered 
  • Internal Combustion Cushion Tire Forklifts
    • Gasoline-powered
    • LPG-powered
    • CNG-powered
    • DC/AC Inverter assembly for Toyota Tacoma

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