12 March 2019, 10:50
Toyota Material Handling has extended its tow tractor line-up with a wide range produced by Simai, specialist in the towing business and part of Toyota Material Handling Europe. This update to the existing T-motion range - tow solutions for effective item-handling - will provide an even stronger offer to ensure customers can benefit from a continuous flow of goods.
Thanks to its long and proven experience in lean manufacturing, Toyota Material Handling Europe knows towing solutions can make a difference in how materials are handled – reducing human effort, increasing safety and saving time and money. Therefore, Toyota has extended its tow tractor line-up with a wide range built by Simai, specialist in tow tractor solutions. A new electric vehicle, Toyota 3TE25, has also been introduced to replace the current heavy-duty range.
Based on the proven Toyota Production System, Toyota applies its lean approach principles to logistic processes, with the same goals – elimination of waste, maximum added value and total quality. With this lean thinking everything is moved just in time, generating a smooth workflow. Tow tractors are perfect for this, transporting multiple loads in a train of carriers from station to station, in a safe way. Automated towing is then the next step in lean transportation, offering higher productivity with less waste and a more sustainable way of material handling.
A versatile line-up for a wide range of applications
The updated comprehensive towing range consists of only electric-powered vehicles, providing powerful and clean tow solutions from 0.8 tonne all up to 50 tonnes. Manoeuvrable indoor models, stand-on models for easy on/off, comfortable long-distance tractors for outdoor use; the T-motion range of Toyota can cover any application. “From order picking or e-commerce to manufacturing or airports, or just wherever a load needs to be moved: for each business we have an efficient tow solution with dedicated load carriers,” confirms Craig Walby, Director Product Management at Toyota Material Handling Europe, “moving any load to the right place in the right time.”
Source: Toyota Material Handling Europe