TMHA wins top distributor award for second year running

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TICO president Akita Onishi (left) presents the President's Award to TMHA president and CEO Toshi (Tom) Nakazawa (centre) and TMHA executive vice president and COO Steve Takacs (right). TICO president Akita Onishi (left) presents the President's Award to TMHA president and CEO Toshi (Tom) Nakazawa (centre) and TMHA executive vice president and COO Steve Takacs (right). TICO president Akita Onishi (left) presents the President's Award to TMHA president and CEO Toshi (Tom) Nakazawa (centre) and TMHA executive vice president and COO Steve Takacs (right).

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has taken home the Toyota Material Handling International (TMHI) President's Award for overall business excellence – the second year in a row it has won the company’s top gong.


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Presented at the TMHI distributor awards at the Marriot Hotel in Nagoya, Japan, the prize recognises TMHA as the top distributor in sales and customer support categories, taking into account equipment sales, service and parts performance and overall business productivity.

TMHA took the No.1 position ahead of the 140 other countries that make up the TMHI region.

TMHA executive vice president and COO Steve Takacs accepted the award from Toyota Industries Corporation president Akita Onishi.

Takacs says it is almost unheard of to win the prestigious President's Award two years in a row.

"Winning this award back to back recognises the continued strength of the TMHA business and is a fitting reward for the hard work put in by everyone in our business operation," he says.

"Strong sales figures in 2016 helped us record our eighth consecutive year as the No.1 forklift brand in Australia, and the business overall is really growing on the back of a 40 per cent market share and a 750-strong team, including 450 service technicians, working out of our national TMHA network of 17 branches.

"The award also recognises the introduction of innovative new solutions to our established product offering, like our range of elevated work platforms and driverless forklifts launched last year, and our expansion into providing racking and storage solutions."

 

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