Loan for Materials Handling Equipment Sales Finance Business in United States
Supporting Overseas Business Expansion of Japanese Materials Handling Equipment Industry
- Region: North America
- Manufacturing and Services
- Overseas Investment Loans
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: MAEDA Tadashi) signed today a loan agreement amounting to up to USD540 million (JBIC portion) with Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, Inc. (TICF), a US subsidiary of Toyota Industries Corporation (Toyota Industries). The loan is co-financed with private financial institutions, bringing the total co-financing amount to USD900 million.
This loan is intended to partially provide the funds required by TICF to conduct sales finance business, mainly for Toyota-branded materials handling equipment in the United States.
The materials handling equipment market in the United States continues to expand and remains an important market for Toyota Industries, which maintains a strong presence in the country. As sales finance is often used when purchasing materials handling equipment in the United States, the sales finance business has become an important strategy for manufacturers to promote their sales. This loan will provide financial support for the overseas business expansion of Toyota Industries through funding materials handling equipment sales finance business, thereby serving to maintain and improve the international competitiveness of the Japanese materials handling equipment industry.
As Japan’s policy-based financial institution, JBIC will continue to provide financial support to assist Japanese companies in the overseas expansion of their businesses by drawing on its various financial facilities and schemes and performing its risk-assuming function.