TMHE Earns Universum Award for Excellence in Employer Branding

Mjölby, Sverige (PressExposure) March 20, 2012 -- Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) is awarded by Universum for offering diversified international career opportunities.

Selected from amongst fellow nominees Danske Bank, PostNord and Finansinspektionen, Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) was awarded 'Employer Branding Company of the Year' on 13th March at the Universum Awards 2012 in Stockholm. Having begun collaboration with Universum in order to strengthen its employment strategy, TMHE is now being recognised for its excellent efforts in employer branding, such as the Toyota Way philosophy. Universum interviewed TMHE employees from various departments and backgrounds and presented them in media channels, including Dagens Industri, Campus and Svenska Dagbladet.

Nominated alongside Danske Bank, PostNord and Finansinspektionen, TMHE was chosen as 'Employer Branding Company of the Year' on 13th March at the Universum Awards 2012 in Stockholm. TMHE has started collaboration with Universum, a global specialist in employer branding, in order to reinforce and enhance its employment strategy. Universum interviewed TMHE staff members coming from a variety of departments and backgrounds and presented them in media such as Dagens Industri, Svenska Dagbladet and Campus. TMHE now receives this award for its excellent efforts in employer branding.

TMHE has launched this project and quickly achieved very strong results. TMHE selected the right employees for the interview and succeeded in showing the variety of opportunities for young people in the company. The company has also highlighted in an exciting way its international opportunities and the importance of hiring female engineers. (Source: Universum)

TMHE has been emphasising employer branding since 2010. In a highly competitive material handling market, this is essential to the company's business development. "In the international Toyota Family, each employee's personal advancement is supported, respected and constantly encouraged. Our employees can express their ideas and evolve to their full potential. I strongly believe that creating the right environment and possibilities for our people is the best way to a growing business and a healthy working environment," says Matthias Fischer, President of Toyota Material Handling Europe.

TMHE's culture is built on the Toyota Way, a set of five guiding principles: Challenge, Kaizen (Continuous improvement), Genchi Genbutsu (Going to the source), Respect and Teamwork. These are the pillars on which the company has built its reputation along the years and which all employees, existing and future, are invited to integrate and sustain.

Universum has offices in 12 locations worldwide, including Stockholm, Philadelphia, London and Shanghai.

About Toyota Material Handling

Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) helps businesses of all sizes across Europe meet today's materials handling challenges with a full range of Toyota counterbalanced forklift trucks , BT warehouse equipment, and services and added value solutions, including service contracts, short term rental, used forklift trucks and the Toyota I_Site information service. Active in more than 30 countries across Europe and with headquarters in Sweden, TMHE has a European Office in Brussels and production centres in Ancenis (France), Bologna (Italy) and Mjölby (Sweden). With about 4,500 service engineers, 7,550 employees, and a network of independent distributors and dealers, TMHE is the European regional organisation of Toyota Material Handling Group (TMHG), which is part of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) - the global leader in materials handling equipment. For more information on TMHE, visit

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