The FLTA has announced a new addition to its roll call of sponsors for the FLTA Annual Awards of Excellence 2016: TCM (Toyo Carrier Manufacturing).
The manufacturer – responsible for creating Japan’s first-ever fork lift in 1949 – will sponsor the association’s most coveted individual honour: the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Part of the Unicarriers Group, TCM was keen to get involved with the Awards. Dealer development director Graham Jones explains: “The Awards recognises those within the industry who raise the bar in terms of safety, design, innovation, customer support, and more – benefitting anyone whose work involves fork lift trucks: from those of us making the trucks right through to those operating and working alongside them.
“The Lifetime Achievement Award is an especially important honour as it shines a light on those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to materials handling throughout their careers. As a company that invests a great deal in customer service through our carefully selected network of dealers, we really appreciate the huge difference individuals can make.”
Welcoming TCM, FLTA chief executive Peter Harvey said: “It is only through the committed support of companies such as TCM that the Awards for Excellence can – year after year – build on its success and celebrate our industry’s most outstanding achievements.
“It is a reflection of the status of our Awards that companies of the stature of TCM wish to become involved… joining a list of sponsors that reads like a who’s who of the fork lift truck industry.”
FLTA Annual Awards for Excellence will be presented on the 27 February 2016 at The International Centre, Telford, Shropshire. Information on voting, sponsorship and booking tickets can be obtained from the FLTA website: www.fork-truck.org.uk or by calling 01635 277577.