UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROGRAM
TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING NORTH AMERICA
“New thinking and progressive problem-solving are what keep our industry alive.”
– Brett Wood, President and CEO, Toyota Material Handling North America
The Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) University Research Program is a sponsored research program created to drive the next generation of technology for the material handling industry. The industry’s end-to-end approach to provide complete solutions to customers that are smarter, more efficient and more effective has fueled this program. The mission is to encourage professors and researchers to apply their knowledge of engineering and technical fields, drawing synergies and collaboration between collegiate research and Toyota Material Handling North America.
Through the University Research Program, Toyota Material Handling North America is seeking proposals that innovate and elevate the material handling industry.
Proposal themes related to these areas are encouraged, but given the broad nature of material handling, other themes are welcome.
ADVANCING THE SCIENCE OF MATERIAL HANDLING
+ PROPOSAL TIMELINE
Proposal Submissions Open
September 1, 2018
December 15, 2018
Announcement of Selected Proposals
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
Review eligibility and evaluation criteria for the TMHNA University Research Program. Download the Program Overview document for complete details on how to submit your proposal. Complete proposals and supporting documents should be sent to
About Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA)
Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA), the industry leader in forklift sales, is composed of three main group companies: Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc.; Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc.; and The Raymond Corporation. One in three forklifts sold in North America is either a Toyota or Raymond product. With more than
2 million square feet of manufacturing space, TMHNA is composed of four manufacturing plant locations: Columbus, Indiana; Greene, New York; Muscatine, Iowa; and Oakville, Ontario, Canada, that produce 1,500 forklifts per week on average and racking products. With an annual revenue of approximately $3 billion, TMHNA has more than 9,000 people, 3 million service parts available and more than 300 dealer locations to support Toyota and Raymond customers throughout North America.