About Yale Welcome, and thank you for visiting our Yale Europe Materials Handling website. We hope you find what you need, however, if you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our CompanyYou might not know it, but Yale is one of the oldest, original manufacturers of lift trucks in the world, having been in the business of lifting for over 137 years!HistoryYale was founded in 1844 when Linus Yale Jr. of Connecticut, USA, invented the pin-tumbler cylinder lock and gave his name to a range of engineered products synonymous with quality and durability.We're GlobalWe think there are great advantages to being a global business. Benefits relate to proximity to our customers and how we leverage our size and expertise.Why Choose Yale® Forklift Trucks?Yale is a large, global organisation, but not a cold, faceless one. Our success has been built on sustaining personal relationships and establishing trust. In short, we won’t let you down.Our Design ProcessOur success is the result of a very strong design process, sensitivity to operators, and key features that make operators – and their company’s businesses – more efficient.ManufacturingAt Yale, we have the expertise and resources of a global manufacturing organisation.DistributionYale would not be where it is today without the most professional independent dealer network in the industry.Our AwardsYale is often recognised for consistent processes and measurement, as well as our concern for the environment and safety.Corporate ResponsibilityWe believe Yale contributes positively to environmental sustainability. Within the material handling industry, we see numerous opportunities to positively impact the environment.Our Parent CompanyYale is part of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. ("Hyster-Yale") a publicly traded company based in the United States. Hyster-Yale and its subsidiaries employ over 5,000 people world-wide.