Toyota Material Handling Moves Headquarters to Columbus

The unveiling marks Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing's 12th expansion since it begun operations in 1990.

The Columbus Toyota Plant Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Photo: Claire McInerny

More than 80% of the Toyota lift trucks sold in North American are manufactured at the plant

Toyota Material Handling is moving it’s North American headquarters to Columbus. The operations will be housed in an existing Columbus plant.

The move is creating 50 jobs and represents an investment of just more than $4.6 million.

Governor Mike Pence was on hand for today’s ribbon cutting he says the move is a testimony to the strength of ties between Japan and Indiana.

Toyota Materials Handling President Jeff Rufener says the move to Indiana from California is part of a plan to align marketing, sales and manufacturing teams in a centralized location closer to key markets and customers.

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