Special Products Engineering Department

Custom engineering for special requirements

Unique solutions for unique customer needs

Right first time 

Yale is proud of the wide range of warehouse trucks and forklift types manufactured to satisfy the call for increased productivity and lower cost of operation. However, there are specific operations that require tailor-made material handling equipment.  To provide customers with a solution for these applications Yale has a large Specialist Engineering team that is focused on working with the customer from an initial detailed specification right through to delivery. 

The most important part of any special application is at the very beginning of the specification process, and our local teams throughout the world work with customers to achieve a right first time solution.

What's possible?

The majority of projects are directly related to specific application needs and vary from a change in the colour of equipment through to major environmental conditions. There is almost always a solution to a particular handling requirement and Yale encourages customers to talk about any challenging, new or interesting handling opportunities.

Specific examples of Industry Solutions are available below:

  • White noise reverse alarm  
  • SmartBelt™ seatbelt interlock
  • Raised operator modules 
  • Pedestrian Awareness Lights for counterbalance trucks
  • Mast-mounted LED Lights 
  • Drive-in racking overhead guard modification
  • Single front shelf
  • Double front shelf
  • Reinforced frame
  • Pedestrian Awareness Lights for tow tractors 
  • Pedestrian Awareness Lights for pedestrian trucks
  • Panoramic mirror and Pedestrian Awareness Lights
  • Hot zinc-coated frame  
  • Backcushions

Yale, in conjunction with its dealer network, also focuses on the operator with training programmes designed to increase safety, motivation and productivity. Programs are designed to help protect personnel, loads and equipment and are adaptable for companies with large or small fleets and are available in multiple languages.