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.


Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards


Each year, the Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. In 2023, Yale received an honorable mention for Yale Reliant™ operator assistance technology, which automatically intervenes to help operators avoid potential hazards and reduce the risk of forklift safety incidents in the warehouse.

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Industrial Designers Society of America’s International Design Excellence Awards


The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) recognize exceptional achievement in design, measured by design innovation, aesthetics and benefits to the user, brand and society. In 2023, Yale was named a finalist in the commercial and industrial products category for the ERC050-060VGL, a lift truck completely designed around a fully integrated, space-saving lithium-ion battery pack for maximum comfort, convenience and performance.

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Edison Award 


Established in 1987, the Edison Awards™ is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. In the 2023 awards program, Yale took home the silver for Yale Reliant™, an advanced operator assistance technology that helps reinforce safe operating practices by automatically adjusting lift truck performance in real time.

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Inbound Logistics Top 75 Green Supply Chain Projects (G75)

2022, 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 2022 for our broad range of power options available across our range of lift trucks and our expanded lineup of integrated lithium-ion lift trucks.

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Food Logistics Top Green Providers

2021, 2020, 2018, 2016, 2015

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 RCA 2022 Winner

MHPN Reader's Choice Product of the Year

2022, 2021, 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 ergonomics & safety category for the Yale Reliant operator assist system.

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Plant Engineering Product of the Year

2020, 2019, 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 classnarrow aisle reach truck.

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Food Logistics Top Software and Technology Providers

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014

With this annual list, Food Logistics honors providers of software and technology that helps address the unique challenges of the cold food and beverage supply chain. Yale was recognized for its full lineup of lift truck technology solutions, including robotic lift trucks, advanced motive power options and the Yale Reliant operator assist system.

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SDCE Green Supply Chain Award

2021, 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 and hydrogen fuel cells.

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2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

The Chicago Athenaeum has spent more than 70 years recognizing and honoring manufacturing and industry leaders who push the envelope with competitive and innovative products. In 2022, Yale was recognized for the ERP040VTL, a three-wheel lift truck featuring a factory integrated lithium-ion battery and an ergonomic open-space design.

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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.


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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