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 CompanyYou 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 HistoryYale 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 GlobalWherever 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 LocationsView a listing of our facilities and locations.Why Choose Yale® Lift TrucksWith 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 ProcessYale 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.ManufacturingAt 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.DistributionYale 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 AwardsYale 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 ResponsibilityWe’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 CompanyYale 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.