Following Christer Högberg, Chairman of Toyota Material Handling Europe AB (TMHE AB), retiring from this position, Hirooki Fujiwara, Vice Chairman of TMHE AB, is taking up the position of chairman.
Christer Högberg, Chairman of TMHE AB, will retire from this position effective April 1st 2012. Mr. Högberg has enjoyed a career with TMHE AB spanning 22 years which started in the time of BT Industries. He has been one of the architects of the Toyota business which today is one of the leaders in the European material handling market. Christer has been an innovative leader ensuring that the Toyota material handling business has a strong position and presence in the European material handling market.
Hirooki Fujiwara, Vice Chairman of TMHE AB, is promoted to Chairman of TMHE AB effective April 1st 2012. Hirooki Fujiwara, a graduate from Hitotsubashi University, joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 1981 and gained a broad overseas experience working in Indonesia, China and Europe. In 2011 he joined Toyota Industries Corporation as Operating Officer TICO and then in June 2011 was appointed Vice Chairman of TMHE based in Sweden. Born in 1957, Hirooki Fujiwara and his wife Marika have one son and one daughter. Hirooki Fujiwara and his wife are living in Linkoping, Sweden.