Raymond Celebrates National Forklift Safety Day with Launch of Next-Generation Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator
The first of its kind in the industry, Raymond’s award-winning VR Simulator is a flexible, scalable teaching tool that uses the latest immersive technology to bring new hires up to proficiency more quickly and to continually expand operator skills for reduced turnover.
GREENE, N.Y., June 7, 2022 — As a proud supporter of the ninth National Forklift Safety Day, The Raymond Corporation is committed to prioritizing forklift operator education and providing intelligent warehouse solutions that help customers create a culture of continuous improvement and boost overall facility well-being. Along with National Forklift Safety Day, The Raymond Corporation will be celebrating its 100th anniversary and launch of its next-generation Virtual Reality (VR) Simulator.
The first of its kind in the industry, Raymond’s award-winning VR Simulator is a flexible, scalable teaching tool that uses the latest immersive technology to bring new hires up to proficiency more quickly and to continually expand operator skills for reduced turnover. The updated VR Simulator is designed for optimum usability and performance with a smaller, lighter case for easier maneuverability and setup, as well as the award-winning HTC® VIVE Focus 3 wireless all-in-one VR headset for enhanced operator performance, comfort and longer immersive sessions. The simulator uses training modules that build on themselves to help operators reach higher proficiency levels faster and feel more confident before reaching the warehouse floor.
“Raymond continues to build on its 100-year history of innovation and continuous improvement to create solutions that help customers take meaningful action by optimizing, connecting and automating with technologies and training solutions that, together, help reinforce operator best practices,” said Michael Field, president and CEO of The Raymond Corporation. “We are excited to build on our history and continue to provide industry-leading education and training programs for our customers.”
Additional in-person and e-learning education programs Raymond offers include:
- Safety On The Move® — a comprehensive and modular operator training program that introduces best practices for warehouse environments to help protect employees, equipment and materials while complying with OSHA requirements.
- Steps To Safety™: Pedestrian Safety in a Material Handling Environment — a training program that assists in teaching pedestrians how to act responsibly in environments where lift trucks are in operation, emphasizing the importance of operators and pedestrians working together to create a safe environment.
For more information on Raymond’s National Forklift Safety Day, next-generation Virtual Reality Simulator as well as suite of in-person and e-learning training programs and tools, click here.
More information and updates about National Forklift Safety Day will also be available on the International Truck Association website: www.indtrk.org/national-forklift-safety-day.
About the International Truck Association
For more than 70 years, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories that conduct business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Based in Washington, D.C., ITA maintains an influential voice in international standards development for the industry. The organization also advances engineering practices to promote safe products, disseminates statistical marketplace information, and provides industry forums for learning and networking. Visit www.indtrk.org.
HTC VIVE® is the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. The VIVE® ecosystem is built around premium VR hardware, software, and content. The VIVE Business™ encompasses best-in-class XR hardware; VIVEPORT® platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X®, a US$100M VR business accelerator; and VIVE ARTS™ for cultural initiatives. For more information, please visit www.vive.com.
About The Raymond Corporation
The Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries Company, is a leading global provider of best-in-class material handling products and intelligent intralogistics solutions. Built on principles of innovation and continuous improvement for 100 years, Raymond’s integrated automation, telematics, virtual reality and advanced energy solutions provide ways to optimize operations and bring warehouse and distribution operations to a new level of performance. Raymond® electric forklift trucks are engineered to achieve increased productivity and efficiency and are designed to provide ecological and economic benefits. Raymond delivers solutions to material handling and logistics markets in North America and globally. Combining operational excellence, award-winning innovation and world-class global customer support, we work together to run better, manage smarter and keep our customers always on. For more information, visit raymondcorp.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Raymond®, Safety On The Move®, and Steps To Safety™ are U.S. trademarks of The Raymond Corporation. HTC®, HTC VIVE®, VIVE®, VIVE ARTS™, VIVE Business™, VIVE Focus™, VIVEPORT®, and VIVE X® are the trademarks or registered trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries of HTC Corporation and its affiliates.©2022 The Raymond Corporation. All rights reserved.