Our Awards

Excellence is ingrained in who we are

At Yale, we are often acknowledged for not only our high-quality design considerations and top-notch service, but also our manufacturing and training efforts.


Edison Award 


The Edison Awards recognize excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. In 2020, Yale took home the gold in the autonomous work solutions category for our robotic reach truck.

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Inbound Logistics Top 75 Green Supply Chain Projects (G75)

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Every year, Inbound Logistics releases a carefully curated list of 75 companies that go above and beyond in maintaining a sustainable global supply chain with socially and environmentally friendly operations. Yale landed on the G75 in 2021 for our broad range of power options available across our range of lift trucks.

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Food Logistics Top Green Providers

2021, 2020, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

The Food Logistics Top Green Providers highlights companies that find new ways to promote sustainability to their customers and within their own operations. Yale has continued to make this list because of our innovative products like lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells that produce no harmful emissions.

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SDCE Top 100 Supply Chain Projects

2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014

The Supply and Demand Chain Executive top 100 list features successful and innovative projects that deliver bottom-line value to all players in the industry. Yale earned a spot on the 2020 list for our custom spec lift trucks to serve Goya Food’s high-density storage facility located in New Jersey.

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MHPN Reader's Choice Product of the Year

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Each year, the readers of Material Handling Product News vote on industry-leading products from 13 different categories. Most recently, the readers voted Yale top spot in the automatic data capture category with the Yale Vision impact camera as well as in the ergonomics & safety category for the narrow aisle reach truck.

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Plant Engineering Product of the Year

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

For 33 years, Plant Engineering has featured new products in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries with their Product of the Year Award. In 2020, Yale rose above the competition, winning a bronze medal for the best-in class narrow aisle reach truck.

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Food Logistics FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014

Food Logistics features software and technology companies that specialize in products to address the unique challenges of the food and beverage supply chain on their FL100+ list. In 2020, Yale was recognized for its robotic lift trucks, telemetry and radio frequency identification technology.

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SDCE Green Supply Chain Award

2020, 2018, 2017, 2016

The companies and industry leaders that receive the SDCE Green Supply Chain Award have made it their goal to make their supply chains more eco-friendly. Most recently, Yale received this award for innovative lift truck power solutions including lithium-ion batteries.

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2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

The Chicago Athenaeum has spent 70 years recognizing and honoring manufacturing products and industry leaders who push the envelope with competitive and innovative products. Yale was recognized in 2020 with two GOOD DESIGN Awards — one for the GLP040-070 UX Series and another for the GP1555-170SVX truck.

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SDCE Pros to Know

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

The SDCE Pros to Know award recognizes seasoned experts whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders in the industry. In 2018, Yale’s Manager of Industry Marketing, Shelley Bell, received this outstanding honor.

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Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain


The champions receiving this distinction are known for their hard work, vision and leadership in shaping the global food supply chain. In 2016, Mick McCormick was recognized for his integral role in development and launch of the Yale walkie pallet truck powered by lithium-ion technology.

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MHI Best New Innovation Finalist


MODEX exhibitors are asked to submit a new product innovation that creates quantifiable and sustainable results in terms of ROI, cost savings and customer satisfaction. In 2014, Yale’s MO25 multi-level order selector was a finalist for this honor.

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Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award for Enterprise Technology Leadership


Frost and Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Award lets companies show the world that they are driving innovation, operational efficiency, customer value and employee engagement in the manufacturing industry. The 10th edition of the manufacturing leadership award honored 100 world-class manufacturing companies for embracing breakthrough innovation and enabling agile response to customer needs.

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Gold Aurora award


Media creators around the world work to captivate audiences with creative displays of content. The Aurora Awards recognize independent, corporate, freelance, broadcast, instructional and educational content across industries. Yale received this honor for its Handle with Care Operator Training Program – a comprehensive instructional and educational program for lift truck operating training.

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Plant Engineering’s Top Plant award


The Top Plant Award showcases manufacturing plants that have achieved operational excellence. Recipients have identified best practices in plant management and operate safe, productive, and efficient plants that meet the challenges of a global manufacturing environment. Yale’s facility in Berea, Kentucky received this award for its continuous improvement and positioning the company to effectively respond to the post-recession rebound and rebuild its workforce.

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