• About Yale Materials Handling Corporation

    Welcome, and thank you for visiting our Yale Materials Handling Corporation website.  We hope you find what you need, however, if you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Our Company

    Our Company

    You might not know it, but Yale is one of the oldest, original manufacturers of lift trucks in the world, having been in the business of lifting for over 137 years! We have learned a lot in so many years of helping customers solve materials handling challenges, and it is our goal - every day - to continue improving, providing you with the solutions you need, how and when you need them.

    Our History

    Our History

    Yale was founded in 1844 when Linus Yale Jr. of Connecticut, USA, invented the pin-tumbler cylinder lock and gave his name to a range of engineered products synonymous with quality and durability. Here are some highlights of a great story of innovation, growth and leadership in materials handling.

    We're Global

    We're Global

    Wherever you are, Yale is sure to be nearby. We think there are great advantages to being a global business. Benefits relate to proximity to our customers and how we leverage our size and expertise.

    Facilities Locations

    Facilities Locations

    View a listing of our facilities and locations.

    Why Choose Yale® Lift Trucks

    Why Choose Yale® Lift Trucks

    With Yale materials handling equipment, you get the best of all worlds. Yale is a large, global organization, but not a cold, faceless one. Our success has been built on sustaining personal relationships and establishing trust. In short, we won’t let you down.

    Our Design Process

    Our Design Process

    Yale has always designed its products with two key goals in mind: create the most comfortable, effective working environment for the operator and create features and performance that will enable customers to increase throughput and productivity.

    Manufacturing

    Manufacturing

    At Yale, we have the expertise and resources of a global manufacturing organization. We have manufacturing operations in 12 locations across the globe, producing quality components and assembling complete trucks for the different world markets.

    Distribution

    Distribution

    Yale would not be where it is today without one of the most professional dealer networks in the industry. Yale works hard to design and manufacture the best lift trucks, but it is our stellar dealers that bring it all together for you.

    Our Awards

    Our Awards

    Yale is often recognized for our consistent processes and measurement, as well as our concern for the environment and safety. We’re very proud of these achievements, but are always striving for even greater accomplishments in these areas.

    Corporate Responsibility

    Corporate Responsibility

    We’re focused on improving energy use, tracking and safety. Yale is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), which recognizes environmental sustainability and the highest standards of health and safety in our products, workplace and community as fundamental to our worldwide business operations.

    Our Parent Company

    Our Parent Company

    Yale is part of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. ("Hyster-Yale") a publicly traded company based in the United States. Hyster-Yale and its subsidiaries employ over 5,000 people world-wide.