Press Releases Yale Robotic Lift Truck Honored by Plant Engineering for InnovationGREENVILLE, 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 AwardGREENVILLE, 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 2017GREENVILLE, 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 LineupGREENVILLE, 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 Retail Delivery Package Provides Perfect Formula for Direct Store DeliveryGREENVILLE, 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 retail delivery package, a suite of features for the MPB045VG walkie pallet truck, designed specifically for DSD applications. Highlights include a mid-mounted retail delivery handle, moveable load backrest, load retention strap system and lithium-ion power. Yale Named to Food Logistics 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology ProvidersGREENVILLE, 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 ConfigurationsGREENVILLE, 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 2016GREENVILLE, 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 VisionGREENVILLE, 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 SolutionsGREENVILLE, 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 LogisticsGREENVILLE, 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 DayGREENVILLE, 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 AwardGREENVILLE, 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 AwardsGREENVILLE, 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 2016GREENVILLE, 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 UKCleveland, 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 FlexibilityGREENVILLE, 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 WarehousesGREENVILLE, 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 WarehousesGREENVILLE, 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 SourcesGREENVILLE, 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 2016GREENVILLE, 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™ AwardGREENVILLE, 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 ForumGREENVILLE, 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 AwardGREENVILLE, 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 KentuckyGREENVILLE, 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 RoboticsGREENVILLE, 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.Yale® ESC030AD Three-Wheel Stand Recognized as Plant Engineering Product of the Year FinalistGREENVILLE, N.C. (December 15, 2015) — Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that its ESC030AD three-wheel stand has been recognized by Plant Engineering as a product of the year finalist. The competition celebrates innovation and recognizes new product designs that help improve productivity in manufacturing operations. Plant Engineering selected the Yale® three-wheel stand as a finalist in the material handling systems category for its ability to perform in extreme environments, while maximizing operator comfort and productivity.Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Announces New Operating Company Name And Unveils New LogoCLEVELAND, OH, November 18, 2015 – Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY) announced today that its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names will change its corporate name to Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. effective January 1, 2016. Also, in connection with this name change, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. will adopt a new corporate logo on January 1, 2016.Yale to Showcase Advanced Lift Truck Technology at 2015 IFDA ConferenceGREENVILLE, N.C. (October 22, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its lineup for the 2015 International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center, Oct. 26-28. Located in booth #341, the company will feature two Yale® lift truck models, the ESC030AD three-wheel stand and MPR080VG enclosed end rider, as well as information on its Yale Vision wireless asset management and lithium-ion Advanced Performance Power System (APPS).NMHG Appoints Gregory Poole as Dual-Branded Dealer and Expands Dual-Branded Appointment for LiftOneGREENVILLE, N.C. (October 19, 2015) – NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) announced today that Gregory Poole Equipment Company has been appointed as an authorized dealer of Hyster® lift trucks in most of Virginia and in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia, and as an authorized dealer of Yale® lift trucks in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, following its acquisition of the dealer operations of Dougherty Equipment Company, Inc. and VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, as well as certain assets of Briggs Equipment, Inc. in North and South Carolina.Yale Validates Sustainability Efforts with Spot on Green Supply Chain List for Fifth YearGREENVILLE, N.C. (September 9, 2015) – For the fifth consecutive year, Yale Materials Handling Corporation has been selected by Inbound Logistics for its list of 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75). The publication chose Yale for its leadership in sustainable and innovative materials handling equipment.Congressman Walter Jones Tours NMHG Lift Truck Facility in N.C.GREENVILLE, N.C. (September 8, 2015) – NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) recently hosted North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones for a tour of its manufacturing facility in Greenville, N.C.Food Logistics Names Yale as a 2015 Top Green Provider in Food and Beverage IndustryGREENVILLE, N.C. (August 5, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation was recently named a 2015 Top Green Provider by Food Logistics for the third consecutive year. Yale received the award based on its commitment to reduce environmental impact by manufacturingNACCO Materials Handling Group Announces Conversion of Competitor Dealer and Expansion of Dual Brand DistributionCLEVELAND, O.H. (June 17, 2015) – NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (“NMHG”) announced today that pending the completion of the proposed transactions between Gregory Poole Equipment Company, Dougherty Equipment Company, Inc., LiftOne LLC, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and Briggs Equipment, Inc. and execution of dealer agreements, the Company will have successfully completed a major restructuring of the dealer networks for its Hyster® and Yale® brands across six states.Committed to Improving Safety, NMHG Participates in National Forklift Safety Day and Hosts Awareness EventsGREENVILLE, N.C. (June 10, 2015) – NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) underscored its commitment to safety and industry leadership in a series of events related to the second annual National Forklift Safety Day on June 9. Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), National Forklift Safety Day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and importance of operator training. This day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and government officials on forklift operating safety practices to encourage safer behavior.Disaster Relief Efforts Get Three Times the LiftGREENVILLE, N.C. (June 3, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its donation of three GC050VX Veracitor® lift trucks to the American Red Cross, each providing 5,000 pounds of lifting capacity to move critical supplies in support of disaster relief efforts. The American Red Cross Disaster Field Supply Centers (DFSC) in Dallas, Texas, Atlanta, Ga. and Carlisle, Pa., will each receive a truck.Yale Honors Outstanding Performers with 2014 Dealer of Excellence AwardGREENVILLE, N.C. (May 14, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation is excited to recognize its top performing dealers with the 2014 Dealer of Excellence award. This award honors Yale® dealers that have exhibited focused leadership, and continue to drive their customers to the highest level of performance in all functional areas of materials handling.Discover the Past, Present and Future of Yale® Lift TrucksGREENVILLE, N.C. (MAY 11, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the grand opening of its Experience Center in Charlotte, N.C. The high-tech facility offers a convenient location for customers, dealers and employees to learn more about Yale’s history, industry leadership and solutions while firsthand experiencing Yale® lift trucks in action.Yale Shows ProMat 2015 Attendees How to BREAK FREE from InefficiencyGREENVILLE, N.C. (April 30, 2015) – At ProMat 2015, Yale Materials Handling Corporation showcased its latest lift truck innovations, flexible power solutions and wireless asset management GPS enhancements. The company also highlighted its scalable fleet management and financing solutions, designed to help customers BREAK FREE from captive relationships and join the movement toward partnerships built around their terms.NMHG Named Silver Superior Supplier by Defense Logistics AgencyGREENVILLE, N.C. (April 15, 2015) – NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) was recently named a silver-level superior supplier by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP). This honor recognizes NMHG as one of the department’s top performing supply contractors for fiscal years 2013 and 2014.Yale Hosts Exclusive Speaking Event at ProMatCHICAGO, I.L. (March 25, 2015) – Before the ProMat show opened yesterday, Yale Materials Handling Corporation hosted an exclusive speaking event highlighting the importance of using data to optimize fleets of equipment. Customers packed the Yale booth to hear speaker Snehal Antani, Chief Information Officer of GE Capital’s Distribution segment, which includes Vendor Finance, discuss how increasingly intelligent connected equipment and forward-thinking companies are capitalizing on the value of data to reduce operational expenses, boost productivity and improve worker safety.Meticulously Designed Yale® Narrow Aisle Reach Truck Series Lands GOOD DESIGN™ AwardGREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces it has been named a 2014 GOOD DESIGN™ award winner by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for its NR/NDR-EB narrow aisle reach truck series. Meticulously designed, the series includes advanced technology and features, making it an extremely versatile, operator friendly and efficient solution.Yale Offers First Commercially Available UL Recognized Lithium-ion Battery Pack in Forklift IndustryGREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be offering its MPB045VG walkie pallet truck with the first commercially available Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the forklift industry. With an extended run time, excellent charging capabilities and small footprint, the new lithium-ion battery offers an efficient and productive power alternative for retail, beverage and food delivery applications.Yale Announces New Productivity Enhancing Three-Wheel Stand for Extreme EnvironmentsGREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be launching the new ESC030AD three-wheel stand for demanding retail, cold storage and food processing environments. With enhanced ergonomic features and a new Clear View™ mast, the three-wheel stand allows operators to stack and transport pallets with ease, helping to increase operational productivity.New Yale Vision GPS Feature Helps Take Fleet Operations to Next LevelGREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be adding a Global Positioning System (GPS) feature to its Yale Vision wireless asset management system. The GPS enhancement adds a heightened layer of monitoring to track lift truck fleet movement and impact locations, providing actionable real-time data to help optimize materials handling operations.Yale’s Pat DeSutter Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2015 Pros to KnowGREENVILLE, N.C. (March 5, 2015) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation is proud to announce its Vice President of Fleet, Service and Aftermarket, Pat DeSutter, has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2015 list of Pros to Know. Presented annually, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know recognizes an elite group of professionals who exemplify the talent, knowledge, skills and efforts necessary for supply chain excellence.