Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) has completed the acquisition of the Industrial Equipment Division (IED) of Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI), effective October 1, 2011. Toyota now offers seventy-three authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers with a total of 224 dealership locations, throughout the United States and Canada.
"We are elated to build on Toyota’s material handling experience, dealers and associates in Canada and the U.S. to create greater material handling synergies and efficiencies for our customers," said Brett Wood, president of TMHU.
Rob Reinders, who previously served as TCI IED director, has been appointed TMHU director of Canadian Operations.
To accommodate the needs of Canadians within the North American organization, Toyota also launched a new website, www.Toyotaforklift.ca. The website is hosted in both English and French and offers dealers and customers information about products and services specific to the Canadian market.
The sale of Landcruiser vehicles for use in Canadian mining operations remains with TCI.