Press Release

May 18, 2021

Yale Receives a Second Product of the Year Award for New Narrow Aisle Reach Truck

GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 18, 2021) – In recognition of its next-level performance in high-density warehousing applications, the Yale® narrow aisle reach truck has been awarded its second Product of the Year accolade in less than six months. Plant Engineering readers named the NR/NDR series a Product of the Year in the materials handling category through a competitive voting process.

The win is further recognition of the new reach truck as a powerhouse tool for warehouses, coming on the heels of another Product of the Year win from Material Handling Product News and MaterialHandling247.com.

Readers of both publications selected the Yale reach truck for its productivity, ergonomics, visibility and serviceability advantages. In competitive testing, the Yale reach truck outperforms leading competitive models in those four major categories:

  • Productivity – Moves more pallets, increasing productivity by as much as 7% per truck, per shift while using up to 20% less energy.
  • Ergonomics – Provides a flexible, comfortable work environment with up to 60% less shock and vibration to help maximize operator performance.
  • Visibility – Helps improve confidence, precision and speed by providing operators up to 33% greater visibility through the mast.
  • Serviceability – Saves up to $2,500 per truck, per year in scheduled lifetime maintenance with simple and cost-effective service.

“High-intensity warehouses need to store and move more inventory, more quickly – and with limited space and labor,” says Brad Long, Brand Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. “Our new reach truck helps warehouses do just that, with ergonomic and efficiency-enhancing features engineered for success in the high, dense storage configurations typical of e-commerce.”

The new reach truck is available in 3,000 to 4,500-pound load capacities, with single or double reach capabilities.

About Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel-powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale® Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.

Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,900 people world-wide.

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Company Contact:
Melissa Cashwell
Yale Materials Handling Corporation
252-329-7546
melissa.cashwell@hyster-yale.com

Media Contact:
Dan Gauss
Koroberi
336-409-5391
dan@koroberi.com