Our commitment to supporting the logistics of vital supplies

In the current Covid-19 pandemic Toyota Material Handling will adapt to the evolving health crisis. As such, Toyota Material Handling Europe and all its entities are following the Corona virus development with utmost care. Our priorities are clear: the health and safety of our employees, as well as our customers and suppliers, coming first. Second is to do everything we can to uphold our service to our customers and partners. Thus, our policy is not only to protect our own and our customers’ personnel, but also to maintain our role as part of the supply chain for essential supplies (especially in food retail and health care) whilst adhering to local regulations.

You can read an additional statement about our approach to the pandemic here


Europe is opening up and our business activities consequently follow. Our top priority remains the health and safety of our customers and colleagues. We would therefore like to remind everyone to carefully follow health precautions:

  • Keep social distancing at all times
  • Stay home even with only mild symptoms
  • Continuously apply careful hygiene routines


We aim for full business and support as usual for our customers. We have the capacity to do so, however while respecting your business guidelines and local regulations, and can reschedule service visits where needed. All technicians are working according to strict hygiene and social distance guidelines, while wearing protective equipment as required.

To support you in the best way possible, we are providing free guides for safe service operations during COVID-19:

Guidelines for Service visit

Guidelines for cleaning your equipment

Guidelines for storing unused equipment for an extended period


Here we also aim for full business and support as usual for our customers but respect that some of our customers may be unable to receive visits. Here our sales team will switch to online meetings or conference calls according to customer preference. All web shops remain open for ordering online and provide customer support.


We have continued to support our customers, with enough short-term rental trucks available for quick delivery (especially in in health care, food and retail business), and flexibility in long-term rental solutions. In the workshops and during delivery at customer sites, strict equipment disinfection processes are being respected. 


Our supply operations are ramping up capacity to follow the increased business demand. All orders have been replanned and informed to customers. Our ambition is to have full production to get all orders out as soon as possible, delivering trucks and parts to the best extent possible.

  • All supply units are in operation and a strong focus has been applied to lower lead times. After ordinary shut down during holidays, production capacity will be adapted to forecasts.
  • In our Swedish factory at the headquarters (responsible for 80% of trucks) working time will ramp up to 100%, also for white collars, in October.

  • Our factories in Italy and France are working at 80% and 100% capacity respectively.

  • Our ambition is to deliver all customer orders as soon as possible.


We're following government guidelines and are encouraging staff, where possible, to work from home, giving them the technical infrastructure to do so.

Employees that remain to work on site in the warehouses and workshops are asked to take the necessary health and safety measures (social distancing, strict hygiene routines).

All international business travel is cancelled or postponed, using online meeting where possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the Toyota Material Handling us using the details on this site or speak to your local representative.

Thank you to all forklift and truck drivers, who keep the essential goods moving.

Thank you to all health care professionals for all their hard, courageous work.

Toyota Material Handling UK Team

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