The industry's most productive manufacturing plants are strategically located in Japan. In fact, both TCM Ryugasaki factory and TCM Shiga factory were awarded the prestigious ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates, which is clear proof of their status as the very efficient and environmental-friendly works.
The Shiga plant has grown from its beginning as a site for the production of forklift trucks to a diversified facility for the manufacture of material handling equipment ranging from a full range of forklift trucks to high-tech machines such as AGVs.
This factory has a reputation for its professional and environmentally comfortable works. In fact, the plant was awarded an honourable accolade in 2002. It was recognised as being in the Top 20 Works among more than sixteen hundred worldwide candidates for its TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) programme. Since then it has received several awards of excellence as a leading-edge production facility.
TCM’s comprehensive forklift part and component centre is also located on this site, from where parts are delivered to customers worldwide.
This factory is core for manufacturing the full range of TCM loaders (wheel loaders and other loaders), as well as various TCM special products; including custom-made machines and systems.
In 2002, the plant was totally renovated and revamped installing the most up-to-date equipment and facilities.
Today the factory is a leading-edge efficient factory and amongst the best in class in the world. It encompasses 258,000m3, including a test course accessible by vehicles weighing up to 1,000 tonnes.
Also on the site is TCM’s modern Design and Engineering Training Facility plus its state of the art spares and parts centre.
This plant is the main manufacturing and assembly site of TCM’s largest products; in particular custom-made innovative logistical equipment and systems for overseas as well as domestic markets.
It is ideally located on an industrial island in the Seto Inland Sea, near Onomichi, Hiroshima where it has access to a deep-sea berth, able to receive bulky materials and components and also to load very heavy and lengthy finished products onto ocean going barges and vessels.
The plant has been successfully and economically engaged in manufacture of the products such as RTG, RMG and heavy duty transporters for years.
The factory was founded in 1959 then gradually enlarged to manufacture a wide range of compact construction machinery. TCM acquired the factory in 2006 from the Hitachi Construction Manufacturing company (HCM), which will certainly further tighten relationship with HCM as well as expanding the entire product line of TCM's construction machinery.
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