• Press Releases

  • Exceptional Service Honored with Yale 2017 Dealer of Excellence Award

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (August 16, 2018) – In an age of tight competition and increasingly well-informed customers, lift truck dealers can make an impact with consultative knowledge and outstanding support. Yale Materials Handling Corporation honors dealers who exemplify those qualities with its 24th annual Dealer of Excellence Awards.

    Yale Reaffirms ‘Green’ Status with Recognition from Food Logistics for Sixth Consecutive Year

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 11, 2018) – With the modern supply chain composed of many moving parts, attaining corporate sustainability targets requires support from a wide range of trusted partners. Food Logistics addresses this imperative with its annual list of Top Green Providers, and recognizes Yale Materials Handling Corporation for the sixth consecutive year in the alternative energy, material handling and lift trucks categories. The company was honored for its advanced power solutions that can improve both corporate sustainability and lift truck performance.

    Yale Celebrates Safety Culture for 2018 National Forklift Safety Day

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 7, 2018)– With the fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) coming up June 12, Yale Materials Handling Corporation celebrates its year-round investment in safety. Company representatives will be in Washington, D.C. June 11-12 for the official NFSD events, participating in educational sessions and meeting with congressional representatives on safety, education and workforce.

    Yale Donates Pallet Truck to Pet Food Charity

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 31, 2018)– Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its donation of a Yale® YA55-PT manual hand pallet truck to the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina. Prior to the donation, Pet Food Pantry accumulated significant operating costs by regularly renting pallet trucks in order to process deliveries. Yale’s contribution enables them to completely remove that expense and dedicate more resources to their mission.

    Yale Celebrates GOOD DESIGN Award Win for Innovative Reach Truck

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 2, 2018) – From SKU proliferation to rising land costs, warehousing operations require a solution designed to address industry challenges. The Chicago Athenaeum recognizes the Yale® MR14-25 moving mast reach truck as such a solution, naming it a GOOD DESIGN™ award winner in the industrial category.

    Yale Wins Gold Again with Product of the Year Award for MX Series

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 19, 2018) – Now in its 30th year, Plant Engineering’s annual Product of the Year award recognizes the latest manufacturing innovations that help businesses achieve greater performance. The durable, versatile Yale® GP040-060MX pneumatic tire lift truck emerged as the ultimate solution in the materials handling systems category, taking home the gold.

    Papé Material Handling Expands to Become Yale® Dealer in Northern California

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 6, 2018) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Papé Material Handling to its network of leading independent Yale® dealers in the Northern California territory, effective March 29, 2018.

    Yale Industry Marketing Manager Shelley Bell Named to 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 28, 2018) – With unprecedented access to information, today’s B2B buyers conduct over half their research online before making a purchase. As such, they expect consultative, application-focused advice from vendor partners that goes beyond basic product information. Supply & Demand Chain Executive honors seasoned experts who offer such knowledge through the Pros to Know award program and has named Shelley Bell, Manager, Industry Marketing for Yale Materials Handling Corporation, a 2018 Pro to Know.

    Yale Responds to Evolving Industry Landscape with Sales Training Program

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (January ,31 2018) – The past decade has seen a radical shift in the role of the B2B salesperson. With approximately 60 percent of customers now beginning their buying process online, digital access to product information means control lies in the hands of the customer.  This transformation means customers now look to salespeople to deliver value as a consultative solutions provider. The Academy by Yale is a multi-phased training program designed to better position sales professionals as experts in distribution and fulfillment markets.

    Twice as Nice! Yale Honored with Two MHPN Product of the Year Awards

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (January 9, 2018) – The results are in! The third annual Readers’ Choice Product of the Year awards from Materials Handling Product News (MHPN) have come to a close, recognizing winners across 13 categories that drive greater performance in supply chain operations. The Yale® MC10-15 counterbalanced stacker Driven by Balyo came out on top in the automated guided vehicles (AGV) category, and the direct-store delivery (DSD) package for the Yale® MPB045-VG walkie pallet truck won in the lift trucks and accessories category.

    Yale Announces Attachment Ready Trucks to meet Demand for Integrated Solutions

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (December 5, 2017) – Specialized applications have little tolerance for attachment integration issues or malfunctions that could cause downtime and eat into profits. To streamline installation and improve reliability of its integrated solutions, Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces a new line of attachment ready trucks. Engineered with a modified front end, these trucks allow for Bolzoni Auramo paper roll and bale clamp attachments to fit seamlessly on a broad range of Yale® cushion tire and pneumatic tire lift truck models.

    Yale MX Series Recognized as 2017 Product of the Year Finalist by Plant Engineering

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (November 14, 2017) – From growing fulfilment requirements to labor challenges, today’s operations face a variety of external pressures and require versatile, reliable solutions to get the job done. Plant Engineering recognizes the Yale® GP040-060MX as such a solution, naming it a finalist for its annual Product of the Year awards in the material handling systems category. From manufacturing to retail and distribution, the MX combines productivity, operator comfort, dependability, simple service and low total cost of operation into a best-fit package.

    Hyster-Yale Group Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with RICO for Pegasus Elite Line

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (September 25, 2017) – Hyster-Yale Group (HYG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with RICO Manufacturing (RICO) to become the exclusive distributor of RICO’s Pegasus Elite Counterbalance lift truck line.

    Yale Showcases Robotic End Rider Lift Truck at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (September 25, 2017) - More than 30,000 attendees and 2,000 suppliers are at PACK EXPO this week to experience the latest packaging technology innovations and address operational challenges from SKU proliferation to labor availability. Automation takes center stage at booth 7379 in the upper south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, with Yale Materials Handling Corporation demonstrating its robotic end rider lift truck Driven by Balyo.

    Yale Earns Spot on Green Supply Chain Partner List for Seventh Consecutive Year

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (August 22, 2017) - Supply chain sustainability efforts play an integral role in increasing productivity while reducing costs and environmental impact in an ever-changing, demanding delivery climate. In recognition of continued leadership in such sustainability initiatives, Yale Materials Handling Corporation earned a spot on the Inbound Logistics annual list of top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) for the seventh consecutive year thanks to its lithium-ion and hydrogen fuel cell power systems and telemetry solution.

    Yale Celebrates National Forklift Safety Day with Safety Resources, Training

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2017) – OSHA estimates nearly 35,000 serious injuries happen each year as a result of forklift misuse. To emphasize the importance of proper forklift operation and training, Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its support of the fourth annual National Forklift Safety Day, which takes place on June 13. Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), the event includes educational sessions and meetings in Washington, D.C.

    Yale Honors Outstanding Performers with 2016 Dealer of Excellence Award

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 4, 2017) – Though popular movie and music awards have come and gone, this awards season is not quite over. Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the recipients of its 23rd annual Dealer of Excellence Award, recognizing top performing dealers that have exhibited focused leadership and continuous commitment to customers.

    Yale Recognized for Innovative Power Solutions with SDCE Green Supply Chain Award

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 20, 2017) – This weekend, one billion people in 192 countries will celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day, raising awareness for environmental protection and promoting green practices. Yale Materials Handling Corporation takes a leading role helping operations achieve strategic supply chain sustainability goals, as evidenced by its 2016 SDCE Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

    Yale Showcases Virtual Reality Reach Truck Simulator at ProMat 2017

    CHICAGO (April 5, 2017) – As today’s warehousing operations face demanding delivery expectations for speed and accuracy, maximizing workforce productivity is critical. At ProMat booth #S1003, Yale Materials Handling Corporation offers an interactive demonstration of its reach truck simulator, designed to help screen applicants based on driving skill and improve operator training.

    Innovative Yale Robotic Lift Truck Wins Gold Product of the Year Award

    CHICAGO (April 4, 2017) – Some of the best and brightest in manufacturing and engineering attended the 2016 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing ceremony on April 3. The Yale® MPE080VG end rider Driven by Balyo emerged a winner, taking home the gold Plant Engineering Product of the Year award in the materials handling category.

    Yale Expands Capability of Robotic Lift Trucks with New Counterbalanced Stacker

    CHICAGO (April 3, 2017) – With thousands of materials handling and logistics professionals at Chicago’s McCormick Place for ProMat 2017, Yale Materials Handling Corporation introduces the latest innovation in its robotic lift truck lineup. At booth #S1003, attendees can view a dynamic demonstration of the Yale® MC10-15 Driven by Balyo, a counterbalanced stacker model capable of not only point-to-point horizontal transportation, but vertical movement, able to autonomously retrieve or deposit pallets from elevated spaces.

    Yale Robotic Lift Truck Honored by Plant Engineering for Innovation

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2017) – As supply chain operations are pressured with increasingly rigorous fulfillment requirements and problems with labor availability and turnover, they need solutions capable of delivering productivity, dependability and reduced total cost of operations. Plant Engineering has honored the Yale® MPE080VG end rider with Driven by Balyo technology as one such solution, naming it a Product of the Year finalist. It operates as a robotic lift truck using Driven by Balyo technology, independently picking up, transporting and dropping off pallets anywhere on the floor using existing structural features to navigate – no installation of tape, wire or other extra infrastructure required.

    Yale Celebrates 2016 GOOD DESIGN Award

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 20, 2017) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation is honored to accept a 2016 GOOD DESIGN award for the MPB045VG walkie pallet truck with lithium-ion battery, announced at the GOOD DESIGN gala in New York. Since its inception in 1950, the GOOD DESIGN awards remain one of the oldest, most recognized programs for design excellence worldwide.

    Yale Invites Attendees to Break Free from Inefficiency with Innovative Solutions at ProMat 2017

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 16, 2017) – Technology is driving change at an unprecedented pace in supply chain operations. Solutions based on technologies that first emerged only a few years ago are now almost status quo. At the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America, Yale Materials Handling Corporation presents an innovative lineup of lift truck solutions designed to help attendees take control of their future.

    Yale Expands Driven by Balyo Robotic Lift Truck Lineup

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 9, 2017) – For supply chain operations striving to meet faster delivery expectations while dealing with labor availability and retention challenges, Yale offers a new addition to its automation lineup. The Yale® MO70T tow tractor now joins the company’s MPE080-VG end rider model, utilizing Driven by Balyo technology to autonomously navigate through warehouse environments and execute mission-critical load transportation tasks.

    Yale Direct Store Delivery Package Provides Perfect Formula for Direct Store Delivery

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 6, 2017) – Retailers and manufacturers rely on direct store delivery (DSD) for fast, efficient replenishment and need dependable, maneuverable pallet trucks to keep deliveries on schedule. Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the direct store delivery package, a suite of features for the MPB045VG walkie pallet truck, designed specifically for DSD applications. Highlights include a mid-mounted DSD handle, moveable load backrest, load retention strap system and lithium-ion power.

    Yale Named to Food Logistics 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 24, 2017) –Yale Materials Handling Corporation has been recognized by Food Logistics as a leading provider of technology-driven solutions that help power critical supply chain and logistics operations. The FL100+ list serves as a reference guide of organizations that offer products and services that enable companies to facilitate efficient transportation and warehousing, minimize food waste, facilitate safe operations and assure regulatory compliance. This year, Yale was recognized for its wireless asset management technology, alternative power solutions and full line of lift trucks.

    Yale Debuts Versatile GP040-060 MX with over a Trillion Possible Configurations

    GREENVILLE, N.C.(Oct. 11, 2016) – Whether paying for unnecessary features or sacrificing quality in the name of cost reduction, operations can struggle to find the lift truck that perfectly fits their application. From manufacturing to retail to distribution, the new Yale® GP040-060MX offers the versatility, durability and efficiency to thrive in a range of applications and industries. With over a trillion possible configurations, the Yale MX is a customizable, best-fit solution that provides the ultimate in productivity, operator comfort, dependability, simple service and low total cost of operation.

    Yale Named to SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2016

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 21, 2016) – Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects list comprises the most innovative and transformative projects in the material handling industry. Yale Materials Handling Corporation earned its place on the list for its redesigned slotting strategy using specialized lift trucks for Nature’s Best, a wholesaler of natural and organic products.

    Optimize Fleet Outlook with Yale Battery Vision

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 18, 2016) – Industrial forklift batteries are an expensive investment. Although they eventually need replacement even in ideal conditions, deep discharge, overcharging, undercharging and poor maintenance practices can contribute to premature failure. Yale Battery Vision is a new battery management solution that provides valuable insights to improve battery care and life.

    Yale Recognized as Green Supply Chain Partner for Innovative Power Solutions

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 14, 2016) – As businesses look to improve performance while emphasizing emission reductions and sustainability, finding a supply chain partner with the ability to support such initiatives is critical. The Inbound Logistics annual list of 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) recognizes supply chain, logistics and transportation partners based on criteria of green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition. Yale Materials Handling Corporation made the list for the sixth consecutive year thanks to its innovative hydrogen fuel cell and lithium-ion power solutions.

    Yale Recognized as 2016 Top Green Provider by Food Logistics

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 28, 2016) – The 2016 Food Logistics Green Providers list saw a new record high for applicants, confirming the emphasis the industry places on environmental stewardship and boosting cost and energy efficiency. For the fourth consecutive year, the publication named Yale Materials Handling Corporation to the list as a Top Green Provider, honored for its lithium-ion and hydrogen fuel cell power solutions.

    Yale Celebrates National Forklift Safety Day

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 14, 2016) – For the $165 billion U.S. materials handling industry, safety and productivity go hand-in-hand. Regular operator training and consistent, safe processes yield increased operational efficiency and overall output. To help educate customers, the general public and officials about the importance of safe forklift operation, Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its support for the third annual National Forklift Safety Day, today, June 14, 2016.

    Meticulously Designed Yale® Three-Wheel Stand Receives Bronze Product of the Year Award

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 11, 2016) – The 28th annual Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award program celebrates cutting-edge, innovative product development. Such innovations advance the industry with new levels of productivity, accuracy and efficiency to drive maximum benefits for end users. Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its ESC030AD three-wheel stand has been honored as a bronze Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award winner. The Yale® three-wheel stand was recognized in the materials handling systems category for its ability to perform in extreme environments, while maximizing operator comfort and productivity.

    Yale Celebrates Exceptional Performance with Dealer of Excellence Awards

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 27, 2016) – In recognition of its top performing dealers, Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its 2015 Dealer of Excellence award recipients. Yale® dealers play a critical role in driving maximum value for end-users through their materials handling expertise and responsive support. This award honors their leadership and commitment to the highest levels of performance in all functional areas of their dealership.

    Yale Brought Interactive Booth Experience to MODEX 2016

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 25, 2016) – Industry events like MODEX 2016 offer a dynamic, informative experience to help attendees discover the latest warehouse solutions, and gain a competitive edge in the highly-volatile supply chain environment. At booths #3147 and #2263, Yale Materials Handling Corporation offered an interactive booth experience complete with product demonstrations and the latest technology to drive increased output and operational efficiency – showing attendees how Yale can help them Break Free with creative solutions that flex with changing business requirements.

    Hyster-Yale Announces Acquisition Of Speedshield's Installation And Distribution Business In The US And UK

    Cleveland, Ohio, April 6, 2016 - Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. today announced that it acquired Speedshield Technology, Pty Ltd’s telematics installation and distribution businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. This acquisition provides Hyster-Yale with the exclusive distribution rights of these businesses’ products in all areas outside of Australia. Following this acquisition, the acquired businesses will be rebranded as HYG Telematic Solutions.

    Yale Vision Offers Broad Compatibility, Connectivity for Maximum Flexibility

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 4, 2016) – A clear view into operations enables data-driven decisions to optimize fleets for increased productivity, improved utilization and lower total cost of operations. At MODEX 2016 booth #3147, Yale Materials Handling Corporation promotes two features of its Yale Vision wireless asset management system. These features allow operations to connect to any cellular network, and offer the flexibility to be installed on virtually any moving warehouse asset.

    Yale Alternative Power Solutions Deliver Formula for Increased Efficiency and Productivity

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 4, 2016) – Lift trucks powered by innovative power solutions enable new levels of energy efficiency and productivity, built to meet operational challenges with maximum uptime, flexibility and ease of use. At MODEX 2016 booth #3147, Yale Materials Handling Corporation features its comprehensive suite of alternative power solutions, including lithium-ion battery technology, hydrogen fuel cells, compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

    Yale Debuts Self-Guided End Rider Driven by Balyo: A Winning Combination for Warehouses

    GREENVILLE, N.C.(April 4, 2016) – As warehouse operations contend with increasingly rigorous fulfillment requirements, Yale Materials Handling Corporation debuts robotic lift truck technology that can help deliver improved productivity and dependability while reducing total cost of operations. In Yale booth #3147, the company’s MPE080VG end rider Driven by Balyo demonstrates this technology, allowing attendees to discover what it has to offer and its foremost advantages.

    Yale A-WARE™ RFID Technology Offers Simple, Powerful Performance Control for Warehouses

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 4, 2016) – Smart technology holds the key for high-performing operations to meet critical demand and throughput targets, while reducing operational costs. These benefits are possible with Yale A-WARE™, a location-based truck performance control solution that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to enforce travel speed, acceleration and lift restrictions. At MODEX booth #3147, attendees can view Yale A-WARE in action, to see how it can help increase throughput, safety and equipment life.

    Yale MODEX Seminar to Focus on Profitability of Alternative Power Sources

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 29, 2016) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its 2016 MODEX seminar, “The Profitable Energy Equation for Materials Handling,” scheduled for Tuesday, April 5 at 11:15 a.m. in theater D at the Georgia World Congress Center. The seminar covers the financial and environmental advantages of using lift truck solutions powered by hydrogen fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries and compressed natural gas.

    Yale to Feature Scalable Automation, Comprehensive Power Solutions and Asset Management at MODEX 2016

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2016) – With more than 20,000 distribution, logistics and supply chain decision-makers set to attend MODEX 2016 in Atlanta, Yale Materials Handling Corporation presents an innovative lineup to help attendees gain a competitive edge through improved performance and efficiency. At booth #3147 in the Georgia World Congress Center, from April 4-7, Yale will feature scalable automation, comprehensive power solutions and enterprise asset management designed to solve the toughest challenges facing today’s distribution and warehousing operations.

    Performance-Optimizing Design Lands Yale® Enclosed End Rider GOOD DESIGN™ Award

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 15, 2016) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its MPR100VG enclosed end rider has received a 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ award. The enclosed end rider was selected for its state-of-the-art technology, enhanced ergonomic design and class-leading lifting capacity. The GOOD DESIGN awards are presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and honor the best industrial designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.

    Hyster-Yale Group Alabama Facility Hosts Economic Development Forum

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 2, 2016) – Hyster-Yale Group recently hosted an economic development forum at its Sulligent, Ala. facility that was attended by more than 20 national, state and local elected officials including Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt. The plant tour and discussion with company executives allowed lawmakers and business leaders to see firsthand the facility’s contribution to the local economy, and a chance to discuss issues and legislation affecting U.S. manufacturing.

    Exceptional Design Lands Yale­® Three-Wheel Stand GOOD DESIGN Award

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (February 23, 2016) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces it has received a 2015 GOOD DESIGN award for its ESC030AD three-wheel stand. The GOOD DESIGN awards, which are presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, honor the best industrial designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence. The three-wheel stand was selected for its superior ergonomic and maneuverability features which help boost operational productivity and lower total cost of operations.

    Congressman Andy Barr Visits Hyster-Yale Group Lift Truck Facility in Kentucky

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2016) – Hyster-Yale Group recently hosted Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr at its manufacturing facility in Berea, Ky. The visit, which included a discussion with Hyster-Yale Group executives and a plant tour, allowed Congressman Barr the opportunity to see firsthand the company’s contribution to the Madison County economy, a chance to discuss topics and legislation affecting U.S. manufacturers as well as opportunities surrounding STEM education.

    Hyster-Yale Group and Balyo Inc. Sign Agreement to Market Lift Truck Robotics

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (January 14, 2016) – Hyster-Yale Group has entered into a preferred vendor cooperation agreement with robotics specialist Balyo Inc. to market self-guided trucks in North America. Through this agreement, Hyster-Yale Group, the manufacturer of Hyster® and Yale® lift trucks, will broaden its capabilities by offering robotic high-productivity solutions for the materials handling industry, while Balyo aims to accelerate adoption of its innovative robotic solutions.