Toyota Material Handling is part of Toyota Industries Corporation and manufactures forklifts integrated with innovative solutions for logistics, energy savings, automation, etc. The Japanese multinational has been present in Emilia-Romagna for over 20 years mainly in Bologna, following the acquisition of Cesab in Borgo Panigale in 2001 and with an important location also in Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna). Another important acquisition is that of L.T.E. Lift Truck Equipment S.p.A. in Ferrara, completed in 2005. The group has many other plants in Emilia-Romagna that deal with storage, logistics, repair, rental and production (e.g.: in Reggio Emilia with Toyota Industrial Equipment) with a total of over 1,500 employees in the regional territory. 
In Emilia-Romagna, the multinational is continuing to grow and launched an investment plan of 20 million euros by 2025 that foresees 180 hires by 2022 in the Bologna area. The plan is supported by an increase in orders that led to a growth in turnover from 341 to 500 million in 2021. With respect to the environmental impact and the ecological transition, the strategic plan 2022-2025 includes an increase in the number of solar panels installed on the roof of the plant to achieve energy independence by 2050. At the same time, 90% of Toyota's forklift range is electric, including trucks with lithium-ion and hydrogen fuel cells.


Toyota Material Handling, plant / stabilimento Bologna


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