It was in 1949 when Toyo Carriers Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the predecessor of Mitsubishi Logisnext, manufactured the first “Made in Japan” internal combustion engine forklift truck. The first four trucks were delivered to the maritime bureau of Kobe city. This first truck had features equivalently used in the today’s forklift. For examples, the hydraulic system for lifting / lowering forks, rear steering and lifting lever on the right side of driver’s seat. This is the origin of TCM, the abbreviation of Toyo Carriers Manufacturing.
Since then, the company expanded the sales in the overseas markets as well as creating a high market presence in the Japan. Today, with the product line-up including internal combustion engine forklifts, electric counterbalanced forklifts, reach trucks and skid steer loaders, TCM has been a brand highly recognized in the material handling industry all over the world.
As the outcome of the wide product range, the application of TCM products has been diverse, making easier to comply with customers’ requirements in different perspectives. For examples, the large-size forklifts are used in ports for container handling operations while customers applying skid steer loaders to remove snows.
Now, TCM products are supplied from production facilities in Japan, China and Europe. Combined with the strong support from the distributors, it is our commitment to accelerate customers’ everlasting success through the delivery of TCM products. We would like to continue to do so in the future as well.