OpenSesame Wins Toyota Material Handling’s 2023 Learning & Development Award

PORTLAND, OR — OpenSesame, the leading provider of online business training, was recognized this week as the winner of Toyota Material Handling’s Learning & Development (L&D) Partnership Award. Toyota Material Handling, North America’s leading manufacturer of forklifts and material handling solutions, selects a recipient for this honor each fiscal year, recognizing a collaborator who has played a critical role in fostering a strong learning culture at the company. OpenSesame has been supporting Toyota’s L&D program since 2020. 

“We’re so appreciative of everyone at OpenSesame, and are especially grateful for the strategic guidance of our success manager, Ashley Brown,” says Kelly Baker, Training & Development Manager at Toyota Material Handling. “This tremendous support has been invaluable in helping us fulfill our mission of delivering world-class training to our Associates. We can always count on Ashley and the team to go above and beyond, and I hope this award underscores just how valuable that extra effort is to all of us at Toyota.”

“Working with Toyota has been really inspiring,” adds Brown, Senior Customer Success Manager at OpenSesame. “When you have a group of folks who are so thoroughly committed to creating engaging and impactful learning opportunities for the whole organization, it’s kind of magical. And that’s exactly what the Toyota team is doing—I’m thrilled to be supporting them as we continue to scale and refine their learning program.”

The close collaboration between OpenSesame and Toyota Material Handling is part of a broader, encouraging trend, notes Marta Altree, Vice President of Customer Success at OpenSesame: “Especially in a time of economic uncertainty, we’re seeing the organizations that lean into learning and development—like Toyota—continue to come out on top. It’s rewarding to see our team bring solutions to the challenges these organizations are facing, but it’s even better to see the L&D teams take our solutions and run with them, really changing the game for their learners. Toyota has been a great example of this, and I look forward to all we’ll accomplish together in the year ahead.”

About OpenSesame

With a library of more than 30,000 courses, OpenSesame offers the world’s most comprehensive business training catalog. Content from expert publishers is available in a variety of formats and languages, and is routinely updated to provide the best information possible across a broad range of categories and industries. But more than just a content provider, OpenSesame is a strategic addition to any L&D team, helping plan, scale, and measure the impact these training efforts have on learners and overall company goals, too.

About Toyota Material Handling

 Toyota Material Handling offers material handling products and solutions, including forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, container handlers, automated guided vehicles, and tow tractors, along with aerial work platforms, fleet management services, and advanced automation engineering and design. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 230 locations across North America. With access to an industry-leading lineup of material handling products, Toyota dealers are uniquely positioned to help solve wide-ranging challenges in warehousing and distribution. Built for every application, Toyota can provide the most complete set of solutions for material handling, automation, energy, advanced logistics, and warehouse optimization. For more information or to learn more, visit