The Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle has been a world leader on the roads for more than a decade. Now the new Toyota Geneo engine powered hybrid forklift builds on that Toyota eco-technology to show the way ahead for your industry. The Toyota Geneo* forklift revolutionised the material handling industry in Japan when it was launched in 2009.
Whilst there's been no Australian release date set for the Geneo as yet, you don't need to wait to access advanced Toyota technologies. Selected Toyota forklifts already offer the availability of features such as closed loop emission systems, three-way catalytic converters, and nearly 100 per cent black carbon elimination from diesel exhausts.
Toyota's Winning Formula: Caring for our earth
Toyota's commitment to the environment is evident in the
eco-friendly management systems that are used in our production
facilities (ex. ISO 14001 obtained by Takahama Plant).
This commitment extends to our products:
- We are committed to developing battery-powered forklifts with the same performance levels as IC models.
- DPF-II (Diesel Particulate Filter) used to reduce emissions from diesel engines.
- 3-way Catalytic Converter System used to reduce harmful emissions from diesel engines.
- Vehicles, which run on clean energy such as LPG or CNG (compressed natural gas), emitting extremely low levels of SOx, which is a major cause of global warming and acid rain.
- Plus every Toyota forklift is manufactured to be 99% recyclable.
Toyota Material Handling actively positions environmental
preservation as one of its top priority management issues, and
continuously sets environmental goals, and creates plans to achieve
Toyota has continued improving the level of exhaust emissions from its engines. Our environmental activities are underpinned by its Environmental Action Plan and Environmental Management Systems.
The Toyota Industries Group will continue to set challenging targets aimed at further reducing the environmental impact of its business activities, listening carefully to voices of its stakeholders such as customers, and acting in compliance with the letter and spirit of laws and regulations.
The Toyota Industries Group will continuously improve its environmental management, placing environmental activities among its highest priorities. In particular, the company will give priority to the following items.
Curb global warming: Aiming to reduce energy consumption and the output of greenhouse gases through the entire lifecycle of its products, services, and production activities
Use resources more efficiently: Utilizing raw materials, water, and other resources efficiently while working to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste products
Reduce environmental risk factors: Reducing the use and output of harmful chemical substances of concern while evaluating environmental risk factors at the planning stage of business activity in order to prevent pollution
The Toyota Industries Group will aim to foster greater communication and teamwork within a wide range of partnerships, including those with customers and suppliers, in order to promote sustainable management of the environment. In addition, the Toyota Industries Group will act as an upstanding corporate citizen, taking an active part in the planning of activities that contribute to various regional communities as well as to our global society.
Furthermore, we are committed to comply with standards required by relevant environmental legislation and regulations.
Toyota's R&D division have made natural resource conservation and environmental protection corporate-wide commitments. By employing automobile technologies, cleaner and powerful engines for industrial equipment have been developed. In addition to lowering noise, exhaust emissions, vibration and fuel consumption, advanced filter and converter technology ensures cleaner emissions from diesel and gasoline engines.
Toyota Forklifts Provide a Better Work Environment
The work environment was a top priority in the design of the
Toyota 8-Series forklift and it shows, with smoke generation being
reduced to an almost undetectable level. The following optional
features have been incorporated: a Diesel Particulate Filter which
eliminates 100% of black smoke, a 3-Way Catalytic Converter which
processes three toxic components of exhaust gases into harmless
materials such as CO2, H20 and N2 promises a healthier work
Noise levels have been given equal attention with the 8-Series forklift offering a low-noise package as standard equipment, and adding numerous covers, anti-vibration mechanisms, and silencers to provide a forklift that is welcomed wherever it goes into the workplace.
Toyota has reached an all new level with the release of its Diesel engine for the new big truck range being the material handling industries first common rail diesel. Built on the principle of ECO cubed, the new diesel engine brings together ease and comfort, economy and ecology with low emission advanced engine series (LEAVES). This series uses the newly developed J08E-T common-rail diesel engine. This turbo charged engine provides superb power while generating low noise, low vibration and extremely low harmful exhaust emissions.