COLUMBUS, IND — Toyota Industrial Equipment and Sprint are transforming warehouse transportation and logistics with the launch of T-Matics MOBILE, a unique, forklift-based Vehicle Management System designed to increase productivity and profitability, and create significant safety and operational benefits to forklift fleet owners.
Toyota Industrial Equipment, the number one forklift brand in North America, will offer T-Matics MOBILE services through both embedded and aftermarket solutions that leverage Sprint’s advanced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology.
"T-Matics MOBILE works on a cellular signal for companies that rotate forklift fleets between facilities” said Toyota’s National Manager of Fleet Management Jewell Brown. "Sprint is the perfect partner to help T-Matics MOBILE customers instantly gather data across multiple facilities to make decisions to increase forklift fleet efficiency, uptime and overall safety."
Here's a video overview of the T-Matics forklift service:
T-Matics MOBILE is an individual forklift-based cellular telematics solution with a full-featured set of monitoring and analytic capabilities to generate reports on both individual forklifts and entire fleets to:
- Track forklifts for better operational visibility
- Gain and analyze unique data
- Facilitate data-driven decisions regarding your forklift fleet
"Toyota’s T-Matics MOBILE will help us increase our fleet services to all of our forklift customers by generating easy-to-access metrics in real time," said Dave Cater, vice president of sales at Brodie Toyota-Lift. "T-Matics MOBILE will pay strong dividends to our customers who now have the specific data needed to make decisions on fleet-related issues."
"At Sprint, our vision goes beyond connecting millions of smartphones and tablets," said Mohamad Nasser, senior director for Product, Platforms and Marketing for Sprint’s Emerging Solutions organization. "We want to power innovative solutions like T-Matics MOBILE, which instantly turns forklifts into intelligent communications centers to provide significant safety benefits and enhances fleet management logistics for businesses."
Manufactured in the United States, Toyota Industrial Equipment offers a full line of material handling solutions including forklifts, automated guided vehicles, fleet management services and tow tractors. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 220 locations in North America. For more information, visit www.ToyotaForklifts.com.