Thursday, February 4, 2010


Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) today announced it will participate with The Lean Factory Group, an association of America’s leading lean manufacturing product and service providers, to showcase its Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) technologies at the Automation Technology Expo, ATX West. The event will take place Feb. 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, Calif., and TMHU will be in booth no. 4175.

The Lean Factory Group featuring Toyota, Bosch Rexroth, Orgatex, Leonardo Group Americas and Automation Controls will offer workshops designed to educate show visitors on lean manufacturing techniques and technologies, including the use of fully automated industrial equipment. The group also will highlight available AGV options with the ultimate goal of creating a lean production environment.

By integrating AGVs to help automate a warehouse or manufacturing facility, companies can reduce operating costs and increase overall efficiency, said Martin Boyd, national product planning and marketing manager for TMHU. At ATX West, Toyota and the Lean Factory Group will provide workshop participants with an interactive look at AGV products and services available to assist in achieving a lean, streamlined production environment.

Toyota’s AGVs will be one highlight, along with workstations and flow-racks, floor markings and protective tape for AGV paths, PLCs and sensors. The expo will include educational sessions that demonstrate the importance of a data-driven approach to line design; the need to create an environment that supports lean production with the right equipment and infrastructure; and the tools to create a Visual Factory. Participants will witness the step-by-step creation of an optimized lean production environment, culminating in an actual build demonstration on an optimum lean line.


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  2. Well as far as the content of your posting in my point of view Toyota should reduce its price to increase its sales as some other renowned companies are now decided to reduce their models' MRP, so Toyota should think about this.

  3. Wow, I think its a good news for all.The Toyota is a brand name and i think its really good step of Toyota to increase sales.Thanks

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