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We Are Truly Global

Toyota Material Handling International (TMHI) covers the markets of Asia, Latin America, Oceania, Middle East and Africa with a lineup consisting of TOYOTA, BT and RAYMOND brands.

About Us

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Who we are

Toyota Material Handling International (TMHI) is a total solution provider within the material handling business. We are part of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO), the global number one company in material handling since 2001. With a growing ecosystem of partners such as Vanderlande, Tailift, and Bastian Solutions, TICO aims to become the first-choice partner in the material handling business as a total solution provider. 

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With a leading position in material handling and financial strengths to back it up, Toyota Material Handling International (TMHI) provides worldwide logistic solutions and high-quality products to optimize our customers' operations.

Find the right solution for you

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Toyota Material Handling International offers a full range of forklift trucks, warehouse equipment, and logistic solutions to the markets of Asia, Latin America, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa.

Within material handling, we provide you with the total solution, with a lineup consisting of TOYOTA, BT, and RAYMOND brands. This by the support of service and solutions, such as truck rentalused trucksservice, and parts.



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Passion for people


Our customers at Toyota Material Handling are our number-one priority. By staying in close contact with you we can understand your needs to provide the solution, technology, energy, service and financial flexibility that fits your operation.


By offering continuous training and support in sales, products and service, we focus on getting our distributors self-sufficient. Our aim is to have 100% locally trained competence through the concept of “train the trainer”.


Our mission is to optimise your logistic processes by implementing our lean thinking. We aim to optimise space, production, and the workforce. This by offering quality in products, services, and the whole experience.



Our network

Toyota Material Handling International focuses on regional presence with local representation in over ninety countries.

Always close to you

We are supported by a large international network of independent distributors to make sure we can provide you as a customer with what you need. We have products and service solutions for any business.   

Available wherever you are 

Toyota Material Handling Group is active in 5 regions: Europe, Japan, North America, China, and International. We develop and manufacture forklifts as well as other material handling solutions under the brands of TOYOTA, BT, and RAYMOND.
We are the international headquarters of Toyota Material Handling Group, which is part of Toyota Industries Corporation, the global leader in material handling equipment.

Our Factories

Greene Plant, USA

The Greene plant is North America's leader in manufacturing state of the art forklift trucks for the material handling industry.

Columbus Plant, USA

The Columbus plant houses Toyota's North American Headquarters and manufactures forklifts, mainly for the North American market. 

Muscatine Plant, USA

The Muscatine plant manufactures warehouse machinery and equipment for the world market. 

Mjölby Plant, Sweden

The Mjölby plant is one of the world’s largest producers of specialized warehousing machinery.

Bologna Plant, Italy

The Bologna plant manufactures high-quality forklift trucks developed from a passion for design and impressive engineering heritage.

Sao Paulo Plant, Brazil

The São Paulo plant assembles high-quality forklifts and stackers primarily for the local market in Brazil.

Takahama Plant, Japan

The Takahama plant is a modern forklift truck manufacturing plant with the world’s highest production capacity.

Jiangsu Plant, China

The Jiangsu plant is one of the largest forklift trucks manufacturers on the Chinese market. 

Our Company Timeline

  • 1926

    Toyoda Loom Works, Ltd

    Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. (now Toyota Industries Corporation) were established to manufacture and market the automatic loom invented by Sakichi Toyoda.

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  • 1936

    The first Toyota car

    The first Toyota car was produced, with the name Toyoda AA.

  • 1946

    BT is Founded

    BT Building and Transport economy is founded, selling only products from other manufacturers at the time.

  • 1948

    BT inventions

    BT produces the first hydraulic hand pallet truck and the standard Euro pallet.

  • 1953


    The Toyota Production System (TPS) is born. Established by Taiichi Ohno. 

  • 1956

    First Toyota CB

    The first Toyota counterbalance truck is produced.

  • 1978


    BT introduces the first driverless truck.

  • 1983 + 1984

    BT inventions and successes

    BT launches the first 48-volt reach truck and reaches 1.000.000 sales of BT Lifter. 

  • 1997

    BT industries acquire Raymond Corp

  • 1999


    Toyota revolutionizes forklift stability with System of Active Stability (SAS).

  • 2000

    TICO acquire BT industries

  • 2008


    Toyota introduces the fleet management system I_Site.

  • 2013


    The Lithium-Ion range is launched. A more cost-effective and safe energy source. 

  • 2017

    TICO acquires Vanderlande

    Toyota Industries Corporation acquires Vanderlande. Expanding our global market offer within automation and total system solutions.

  • 2018


    Collaboration with Microsoft launching T-stream.

  • 2019


    Industry-first with integrated Telematics as standard.