Search the ForkliftArticles.com Database. Just type it in below...

Viewing 1 to 23 of 23 items

Forklifts Essential to Holiday Sales

Compare New & Used Forklifts Here BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY FRENZIES HIGHLIGHT THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF FORKLIFT IN DRIVING THE ECONOMY It is commonly accepted that Black Friday is the biggest retail day of the Christmas season. However, in recent years, Black Monday has taken off and last year came close to reaching the  Full Article…

5

Kalmar Forklifts – From Seaport Dominance to Warehouse Prominence

Compare New & Used Forklifts Here Kalmar Forklifts are better known in Europe than in the United States, mainly because of their origins in Sweden and late entry into the US Forklift competition. They also have an identity issue when pitted against the more commonly recognized material handling products because of their strong association with  Full Article…

0

Mitsubishi Forklifts: Capitalizing on the Family Name

Mitsubishi was founded in 1870 by Yataro Iwasaki – the son of a samurai family – who played a leading role in transforming Japan into a modern industrial society. The company’s first venture was shipping, but through the years Mitsubishi has become synonymous with high tech and high quality products in numerous fields. While the  Full Article…

0

Used Forklifts: Economics, Options, Sources, and Cautions

More than for any other piece of machinery used in modern business, decisions about forklift acquisitions demand careful analysis by the company management team. In the process of production planning and financial projections, the questions that should be asked about forklift acquisitions are: what kind, how many, life span, rotation, new, used, etc? The right  Full Article…

1

An Overview of the International Forklift Industry

Those of us who were still in High School in the 1950s and 1960s remember learning about the Industrial Revolution as an event that lasted over about 100 years from around 1750 to 1850 that transformed society dramatically  as  it cascaded throughout the world, precipitating changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining and transportation. We were told  Full Article…

3

Jungheinrich Forklifts – Holistic Approach to Material Handling

Jungheinrich is one of the world’s three leading companies in the material handling equipment, warehousing and material flow engineering sectors, as well as the European leader in warehousing technology. Established in Hamburg, Germany, in 1953, the company has taken material handling to a more holistic level, and for that reason is the company to watch  Full Article…

1

Combilift Forklifts – Long-Load Revolution

Ireland based Combilift Ltd is the manufacturer of a range of multi-directional forklifts for the material handling industry. The Combilift was the world’s first Internal Combustion engine Multi Directional Forklift.  The company now produces over 10 different models and exports to industries all over the world.  Combilift was established in Clontibret, County Monaghan, Ireland in  Full Article…

0

JLG Lift Trucks – Extending Your Reach

JLG Industries, Inc., with roots in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak and Lulltelehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh  Full Article…

1

Genie Lift Trucks – Versatility Perfected

Genie Industries was founded in 1966 when Bud Bushnell bought the manufacturing rights to a material lift truck that operated on compressed air. Customers seemed to be impressed with the “magic in the bottle” that was used to raise and lower the hoist, and hence the “Genie” name was born.  The use of compressed air  Full Article…

1

Doosan Forklifts – Top-Tier Technology

The history of this Korean based company is interesting in that it began by importing assembled forklifts in the late 1960’s for their domestic market and then, in 1978, opened its own forklift production plant in Korea, reversing the process by gearing up to export  a quality forklift of its own.  In 1981, the company  Full Article…

1

Barrett Forklifts – Style, Comfort, Value

Barrett Forklifts have been a part of the Materials Handling landscape in America since the second decade of the 20th Century.  North American corporate headquarters are located near Chicago, in the town of Marengo, Illinois.  Some 350 Barrett associates are dedicated to the design, manufacture and support of the Barrett line of material handling equipment.   Full Article…

1

Linde Forklifts – Form Transports Function

The name “Linde” is uttered with respect in engineering circles in Germany.  Dr. Carl von Linde was a Munich engineer held in high regard as the developer of early refrigeration technology. He held many early machinery patents and partnered with Dr. Hugo Güldner and Dr. Georg von Krauss as founders of Güldner Motoren Gesellschaft in  Full Article…

2

Taylor Forklifts – Faith, Vision, Work

With 85 years of experience to back its claims of excellence, Taylor Forklifts started as a small machine shop in 1927 and grew to a world-wide organization with state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing resources. Today, Taylor Machine Works has grown to become one of the United States’ leading manufacturers of industrial forklift and material handling equipment,  Full Article…

2

TCM Forklifts – Forklift Pioneer

TCM Corporation has been an industrial pioneer and a leader in the logistics industry in Japan since 1949, when TCM produced the first Japan-made forklift. Today, TCM is dedicated to building integrated logistics systems that are the finest in the world, with two production plants in Japan, and a global marketing network covering North America,  Full Article…

1

Raymond Forklifts – Raising the Productivity Bar

Most of the inventions in the almost century-old history of the materials handling business were a response to a specific need – and there have been quite a few forklift-related inventions since the industry began.  Competing companies lay claim to particular inventions, but one that is often overlooked is an item that is common to  Full Article…

1

Komatsu Forklifts – Innovation Meets Durability

Komatsu Forklift U.S.A., Inc. is a part of the Komatsu Ltd. Family, a company which prides itself for a heritage of excellence and global superiority in equipment design and manufacturing. Komatsu, Ltd., founded in 1921, began in Japan as a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. The company quickly grew into an industry leader, building  Full Article…

1

Nissan Forklifts – Perfect Balance

Nissan Forklift started producing forklifts in 1957 as a business unit of Nissan Motor. Since then, utilizing Nissan Motor’s automobile technologies and networks, Nissan Forklift has supported the operation of various industries by providing forklifts and other material handling equipment in the global market. For more than a half century, their products and network have  Full Article…

2

Toyota Forklifts – Continuous Improvement

People new to Materials Management products at first might be surprised to find Toyota among the top equipment providers.  However, a company committed to total customer satisfaction, and one motivated by a mantra like “kaizen” (continuous improvement) seems a natural fit in this highly competitive business. The company claims that customer satisfaction drives everything it  Full Article…

1

Clark Forklifts – The Forklift Inventor

In the world of materials handling equipment, it’s nice to have the distinction of being the first.  That is Clark’s claim to fame.  Back in 1917, the Colfor Tool Company in Buchanan, Michigan, which became the CLARK Equipment Company, responded to a need to move materials between its various axle, drill and wheel departments.  The  Full Article…

1

CAT Forklifts – Legendary Durability

Being associated with an already reputable and widely accepted name brand gives Cat Forklifts a jump start in the highly competitive Materials Handling equipment marketplace.  Cat Forklifts benefit from the Caterpillar heritage of earth-moving and heavy construction equipment.  “Rugged,” “durable,” and “reliable” immediately come to mind when considering Caterpillar-related equipment, and Cat Lift Trucks offers  Full Article…

1

Yale Forklifts – The Line from Locks to Lifts

The almost 180-year transition from the invention and production of a premiere cylinder lock with a reputation for quality and durability to a precision-engineered full line of high-quality, high performance Lift Trucks is as fascinating as it is dramatic.  Linus Yale, Jr. of Connecticut, USA invented the internationally recognizable pin-tumbler cylinder lock in 1868.  Thus  Full Article…

1

Crown Forklifts – Building Better Forklifts

The Crown Forklift Company has a reputation within the material-handling industry as one of the younger and more innovative (translation: risk taker) companies.  As a result, it boasts of several awards, chief among them, the “Design of the Decade” award from the International Design Society of America. It is one of the few home-based American  Full Article…

2

Hyster Forklifts – Lifting World Manufacturing to New Heights

Within the materials-handling industry, where the competition is global and the ranking of companies based on sales in dollars shifts slightly from year to year, the Hyster Company is one of only four American companies among the top twenty international Forklift manufacturers.  As a brand name marketed by NACCO Industries of Cleveland, Ohio, Hyster emerged  Full Article…

3