As part of the Mitsubishi Logisnext, TCM is a member of the third largest global forklift company. Our backstory confirms our roots in the earliest developments of forklift design and engineering, spanning over 70 years.
It was in 1949 when Toyo Carriers Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the predecessor of Mitsubishi Logisnext, manufactured the first “Made in Japan” internal combustion engine forklift truck. The first four trucks were delivered to the maritime bureau of Kobe city. This first truck had features equivalently used in the today’s forklift. For examples, the hydraulic system for lifting / lowering forks, rear steering and lifting lever on the right side of driver’s seat. This is the origin of TCM, the abbreviation of Toyo Carriers Manufacturing.
Since then, the company expanded the sales in the overseas markets as well as creating a high market presence in the Japan. Today, with the product line-up including internal combustion engine forklifts, electric counterbalanced forklifts, reach trucks and skid steer loaders, TCM has been a brand highly recognized in the material handling industry all over the world.
Over the course of history, TCM has been created out of the best technology and innovation inherited from its associated family of forklift products. It incorporates the best of engineering and design advances from around the world.
We have a solid foundation in the earliest designs of forklifts and continue to innovate and change, adding value and contributing to business improvement and the community.
Now, TCM products are supplied from production facilities in Japan, China and Europe. Combined with the strong support from the distributors, it is our commitment to accelerate customers’ everlasting success through the delivery of TCM products. We would like to continue to do so in the future as well.