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.
The alternative power solutions offered by Yale include the first commercially available UL-recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the lift truck industry, a power solution that lasts twice as long as traditional lead acid batteries, helping reduce landfill waste and keep lift trucks moving more efficiently. Yale also offers lift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which produce zero harmful emissions.
“Supply chain sustainability is a critical principle of our innovation process at Yale, and this recognition validates our internal commitment and the efforts of the industries we serve,” says David McNeill, Manager of Product Strategy for Yale. “This alignment of sustainability and business interests produces solutions that reduce environmental impact while also having a substantive, positive effect on the bottom line.”
Yale Vision wireless asset management enables supply chain operations to track equipment and employees, uncovering opportunities to eliminate waste, operate more efficiently and become more sustainable. For example, telemetry data can be leveraged to identify more efficient travel routes for reduced energy consumption.
The Inbound Logistics G75 list includes supply chain, logistics and transportation companies that exceed industry standards in criteria such as measurable green results, sustainability innovation and continuous improvement. For more information on the 2017 edition of the list, click here.
About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Yale 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.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, 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 6,600 people world-wide.