Hyster offers a comprehensive range of material handling equipment, from the largest container handlers and reach stackers, to nearly every type and size of industrial forklift truck, to special warehousing equipment. Learn more about Hyster Products.
Yale has an unrivaled heritage in the design and manufacture of a wide range of materials handling equipment, from specialty warehouse equipment to traditional counterbalanced forklift truck models. Learn more about Yale Products
Bolzoni produces lift truck attachments, forks and lift tables (under the brands Bolzoni, Auramo and Meyer) to help in applications that require moving large, heavy and awkward items in many industries. Learn more about Bolzoni Products.
Innovation together with quality are the distinctive marks of the MEYER brand. MEYER offers a product range with a wide variety of attachments suitable for all material handling applications. Learn more about Meyer Products.
Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC is an alternative-power technology company focused on hydrogen fuel cell stacks and engines, which are cost-effective and environmentally responsible means for lift truck power. Learn more about Nuvera Products.
INNOVATIONS WITH IMPACT
At Hyster-Yale Group, our goal isn’t just to build the best lift trucks possible, but to create solutions that enable our customers to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their businesses. Our wide global presence, among the largest of all material handling manufacturers, enables Hyster-Yale to commit the resources necessary to ensure our lift trucks are some of the most innovative in the industry. In fact, we have an entire Innovation Department dedicated to continually finding better ways to help customers move materials faster, safer and more cost effectively.
The new Yale robotic pallet truck can navigate through warehouse environments without an operator.
Dealers, customers and the press watch demonstrations of new Yale lift trucks driven by Balyo robotics.
Linus Yale Sr. begins designing and manufacturing a series of innovative, high-security locks at his Yale Lock Shop in Newport, NY. He specialized in expensive, handmade bank locks.
Shortly before he dies in December 1868, Linus Yale Sr. brings on Henry Towne and changes the company's name to Yale and Towne Manufacturing. The business moves to Stamford, CT.
Still under the guidance of Henry Towne, Yale and Towne Manufacturing expands the company to add materials handling equipment and becomes the largest employer in the Stamford area.
Yale brand history officially begins when Yale & Towne purchases the C.W. Hunt Co. of Staten Island, NY, which had developed the industry's first battery-powered low-lift platform truck in 1919. This same year, Yale & Towne launches a new battery-powered low-lift platform truck and a range of high-lift platform trucks, tow tractors and one of the first lifting trucks with tilting forks.
The Willamette-Ersted Company is founded in Portland, OR, as a manufacturer of winches and lifting machines for the timber industry. Legend has it that loggers using the equipment would cry out “hoist er" as they prepared to lift a load. The expression, spelled out as Hyster, sticks, marking the beginning of the storied Hyster lift truck history.
The company, now renamed Willamette Hyster Company, introduces one of its first forklift trucks, a straddle carrier equipped with forks.
Now known as Yale & Towne, the company opens its first overseas manufacturing facilities in Wednesfield, England. They also begin selling lift trucks in Japan through a partnership with the Kiichi Harada Company.
The Willamette Hyster Company formally adopts the name Hyster Company and continues to build on its reputation for durable and often massive lifting machines. During World War II the company‘s products are distributed overseas. The international presence helps establish a global network of manufacturing plants and dealer organizations.
Yale & Towne adds gas, LP gas and diesel-powered lift trucks to its product line and introduces the first fluid coupling transmissions and hypoid drive axles to the lift truck field.
Hyster® brand introduces the famous Monotrol® pedal, a unique development providing speed and direction control in one simple pedal.
Yale & Towne opens its Greenville, NC, plant to produce electric trucks.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is established.
North American Coal buys a controlling interest in Yale.
NACCO Industries, Inc. is created as a holding company.
The Hyster® brand-still owned by the same family group that started the company - is acquired by NACCO Industries. With both the Yale® brand and Hyster® brand of lift trucks in its portfolio, NACCO Industries creates NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) to integrate and manage the two companies as one.
Following the acquisition of manufacturing plants in Modena and Masate (Italy), NMHG rolls out a comprehensive line of lift trucks for warehouse applications in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Warehouse product launches and improvements begin focusing on harmonization and standardization of key components such as controllers and tiller arms.
Following a substantial program of investment, Nijmegen, Netherlands, becomes the global center for Big Truck design, development and manufacturing.
All NMHG facilities are awarded ISO 9001:2000 quality accreditation.
Both the Hyster® and Yale® brands begin to roll out a complete new generation of ICE (internal combustion engine) trucks, with a modular design platform and innovative features, providing unprecedented reliability and value to users.
As warehousing and distribution hubs grow worldwide, the Hyster® and Yale® brands introduce the sophisticated VNA (very narrow aisle) truck, featuring a unique quad mast design.
Investment programs continue, focused on product-line development, quality and efficiency in supply chain and optimization of NMHG's worldwide manufacturing capacity.
Both the Hyster® and Yale® brands introduce a new generation of Electric Counterbalance trucks, which continues the Company's strategy of modular design and innovation, while offering customers both outstanding performance and significant savings in operational costs.
NMHG introduces the UTILEV® brand of utility trucks into selected markets.
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. formed as an independent public company following spin-off by NACCO Industries. Inc
In December 2014, NMHG, Hyster-Yale's operating company, acquires Nuvera Fuel Cells. LLC, an alternative-power technology company focused on fuel cell stacks and engines, on-site hydrogen production and dispensing systems.
In January 2016, NMHG changes its name to Hyster-Yale Group to reinforce its position as the operating company under Hyster-Yale Materials Handling. Inc.
In April 2016, Hyster-Yale Group acquires the telematics installation and distribution business of Speedshield Technology for the U.S. and U.K. These businesses are rebranded as HYG Telematics Solutions.
In July 2016, Hyster-Yale Group completes the acquisition of Bolzoni S.P.A., a leading worldwide provider of attachments, forks and lift tables under the Bolzoni Auramo® and Meyer® brand names.
On June 1, 2018 Hyster-Yale acquires a 75% interest in Zhejiang Maximal Forklift Company Limited, which was renamed Hyster-Yale Maximal.
In collaboration with JBT, Hyster-Yale Group introduces a new Yale robotic reach truck.
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