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COVER STORY | THE TORO COMPANY
Toro operates under a goal that
at least 35 percent of all revenue
should be from new products
that came to market within the
past three years.

	 In	the	past,	Toro	had	kept	each	
of	those	related	fields	separate,	but	
still	reporting	to	the	operations	
vice	president.	However,	as	the	
company	expanded,	leadership	
realized	it	needed	more	cohesion	
across	its	entire	supply	chain.	
Brandl's	challenge	was	to	bring	all	
those	areas	together	to	develop	a	
more	efficient	and	responsive	supply	chain.	"As	we	continue	to	grow	
our	footprint,	how	do	we	maintain	
that	continuity?"	she	asks.
	 Continuity	is	crucial	for	a	company	like	The	Toro	Company,	and	
its	family	of	brands,	that	serves	
a	worldwide	customer	base.	The	
company	may	be	best	known	for	
its	iconic	red	lawnmowers,	but	
it	offers	an	extensive	lineup	of	
professional	and	residential	equipment	and	irrigation	solutions	
across	a	number	of	key	markets.	
Toro	products	are	used	on	famed	
golf	courses	such	as	St	Andrews	
Links	in	Scotland	and	Pinehurst	
Resort,	and	notable	venues	such	
as	Walt	Disney	World	-	while	its	
consumer	lawn	mowers	and	yard	
tools	can	be	found	at	retailers	such	
as	The	Home	Depot.
	 The	company	operates	about	
17	manufacturing	facilities	in	the	
United	States,	the	United	Kingdom,	Romania,	Italy,	Australia,	
Germany,	China	and	Mexico.	
Additionally,	it	has	four	main	disWright Metal Products Crates is proud to
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tribution	centers	in	North	America,	including	a	worldwide	parts	
distribution	center	in	Plymouth,	
Wis.,	that	supports	Toro's	retail	
and	dealer	network.
	 Toro	sells	products	in	approximately	90	countries,	giving	it	a	
truly	global	network	of	distributors,	dealers	and	retailers.	Its	sales	
network	is	matched	in	scope	by	its	
worldwide	supplier	base.	Sourcing	
components	and	materials	across	
different	cultures	and	continents	poses	several	challenges.	
Toro	needs	to	have	people	on	the	
ground	in	overseas	regions	who	

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