Toyota Material Handling announces 22 new electric vehicles

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has announced the largest product launch in its history, with the release of 22 new electric products.

The release includes a range of new warehousing solutions, including 12 new reach truck models. The new reach trucks offer 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.

“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.”

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 product lineup to stay at the forefront of a significant shift taking place in the industry

To round out the launch, TMH introduced four electric pneumatic forklift models, available in capacities ranging from 3,000 to 17,500 pounds. 

Electric shift

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. 

“Material handling operations are being influenced by multiple mega trends, and we believe this historic product launch will provide our customers with the solutions they need to meet increasing throughput demands,” said Jaksa Pejnovic, TMH vice-president of sales and marketing.

“Consumer buying behaviors are forcing new warehousing strategies to keep up with the explosion of SKUs and the rapid rate of change. We strongly believe the introduction of all of these great new models will help us stay ahead of the industry’s rapid electrification transformation by providing our customers with solutions for any material handling challenge.”