GREENVILLE, 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 manufacturing sustainable materials handling equipment.
This year, Food Logistics acknowledged Yale for its Advanced Performance Power System (APPS) powered by lithium-ion battery technology
– the first commercially available Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the forklift industry. Available
on the Yale® MPB045VG walkie pallet truck,
the lithium-ion battery delivers extended run time, excellent charging
capabilities and small footprint, providing an efficient and productive
power alternative for retail, beverage and food delivery applications.
The new lithium-ion option is designed to last up to five times longer
than traditional lead acid batteries, drastically reducing downtime and
expensive battery replacements. The battery pack is completely
maintenance free, meaning it does not require watering and contains no
“We’re honored to have Yale recognized as
a Top Green Provider in the food and beverage industry,” said David
McNeill, Manager of Product Strategy, Yale. “The new UL recognized
lithium-ion battery pack offers a more productive work day for our
customers, in addition to lower energy consumption and a cleaner working
The Top Green Providers focus on
sustainability in the global food supply chain with profiles of
companies who are exceeding industry standards in their sector. This
year’s list includes grocers, 3PLs, cold storage providers, pallet and
packaging manufacturers, software and technology companies, and others
whose products and services are elevating sustainability to a
competitive advantage in the industry.
Companies on the 2015 Top Green Providers list were profiled in the June print issue of Food Logistics, as well as online.
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About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials
handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas,
LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle
and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering
including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale
service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in
an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000
to 36,000 lbs. For more information, or to find the Yale® lift truck
dealer nearest you, call 1-800-233-YALE or visit www.yale.com.
Materials Handling Corporation is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group
(NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling,
Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its
subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately
5,400 people world-wide.
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