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How an energy management system helps our mast factory cut CO2 emissions

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Toyota Material Handling is moving towards reaching net zero emissions by 2050. In support of this, our Italian LTE mast factory has improved its energy efficiency by 41% since 2015, cutting its CO2 emissions by 710 tonnes in one year. 

The LTE mast factory works on designing and developing special masts and mast equipment for forklift trucks.

The most impactful Net Zero projects at our Italian LTE factory include replacing old lamps with smart LED ones, implementing a ‘just-in-time’ energy monitoring system, better managing auxiliary system activities and transitioning from gas to electric heating. 


In 2015, the Toyota Material Handling LTE factory in Italy implemented an energy management system, which adheres to the ISO 50001 standard.

Since the certification came into place, LTE has completed 53 different energy projects which have dramatically improved energy efficiency, saved carbon and cut costs.


Following Toyota Industries Corporation’s new CSR Materiality targets relating to ‘Mitigation of Global Warming’ and ‘Contribution to Circular Economy’, LTE’s journey is also aligned to Toyota Material Handling’s mission to reach zero carbon emissions from its operations by 2050. 

What are our future sustainability plans?

By 2026, LTE wants to further reduce carbon emissions from its production activities by 35%, compared to 2014.

LTE currently sources 2% of its electricity from solar panels on the roof and wants to increase this – in 2023, it plans to add an additional 150 kWp photovoltaic plant.

“In 2022, energy costs in LTE increased dramatically due to the global energy crisis. Thanks to our long track record in energy management, the company was able to avert a more painful outcome. It is important to manage and monitor energy, involving all departments to identify opportunities and threats, to be able to implement kaizen activities. Sustainability makes good business sense for us at LTE.”
- Sharon Aquilea, Sustainability Coordinator, LTE  

Find out more about our sustainability journey