Design and Testing Continuous development. Rigorous testing. Research, design and test centers on three continents employ over 400 of the most talented and experienced design and test engineers using state-of-the-art design tools and processes. New technologies are incorporated into every material handling series and then proven through functional and durability testing, reliability development and controlled field tests. The development process begins with insightful market research. The best lift trucks are the ones that provide solutions to our customers, allowing them to enhance their operation’s efficiency and productivity. Yale conducts both primary and secondary research to guide and inform the strategy teams with understanding the ins and outs of customer applications.From conception to development to testing to introduction and availability, every new Yale® product follows a multi-stage development review process, wherein the results of each stage are carefully reviewed and confirmed before proceeding on to the next stage. The result is a level of dependability and reliability you can count on.For more information on Yale’s lift truck design engineering process, visit Our Design Process page.