Luís Cunha is the director of the Industrial Equipment South Division at Toyota Caetano Portugal
Located in Carregado, next to the A1 exit, Toyota Caetano, for equipment transport cargo, dedicated to Toyota Portugal for cargo transport.
The beginning of the combined activities takes place in 1970, still as Salvador Caetano IMVT, SA, with the description and for Portugal of the first Toyota machines.
With the creation of the 19191 Regional Division, different teams and different brands were created as support areas for the sale, maintenance and distribution of parts for trucks, buses, excavators and suppliers.
In 2007, the company changes its corporate name to Toyota Caetano Portugal SA and, in 2009, it started to choose exclusively Toyota forklift trucks, which it joins as BT activities after the international acquisition of this brand, thus increasing the diversity of the range. available internationally to organizers.
The company has the evolution of the logistics and cargo transport market, with a combination of different and solutions accompanied by sales and after-sales.
Currently, Toyota Caetano Portugal presents itself with the entire range of Toyota forklifts and machines. From the innovative models, from the innovative tractors, to the modern tractors, against the different, to the modern machines for working on weapons, to the evolved tractors along with your choice.
With a team of 74 employees, the South Industrial Equipment Division ensures activities from Pombal to the Algarve, including the islands of the Azores.
In addition to the sale and long-term rental of new units, Toyota Caetano Portugal also has a vast stock of reconditioned used machines, a park of units for immediate, short-term rental, as well as providing all the mobile after-sales assistance and parts sale.
The demands of environmental sustainability and safety are dictating the rules of the future and transforming the range of Toyota products. Currently more than 80% of the units sold are electric.
Lithium batteries bring more operability and less demand on maintenance and care. However, as EU-imposed environmental rules, the demand for carbonization has accelerated innovative projects and the use of water is now the next step towards a carbon-free future. Toyota is already available in its range several machines with a hydrogen battery drive.
With the evolution of technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) came the possibility of extracting maximum performance from machines. Fleet management is now possible at the click of a button via Toyota’s I-Site.
Security has also been important for a long time. The Stability Reduction Enabled SAS, implemented in the 1990s, has been supplemented with other features such as bending speed reduction and limiting the automatic adjustment of load adjustment. This makes it safer to use equipment with a potential lift to cause serious accidents if used incorrectly.