Press Release

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

May 18, 2021

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

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 Lift Truck Technologies

Yale Lift Truck Technologies leverages over a century of material handling experience and substantial investment in innovation to bring the most advanced technology-driven lift truck solutions to market. The company offers a full line of award-winning lift trucks, including reach trucks, order pickers, turret trucks, pallet jacks and trucks, pallet stackers, tow tractors and counterbalanced forklifts, as well as powerful operator assist solutions, proven robotics and a wide range of power sources to help customers adapt to today’s demanding supply chain. Yale and its independent dealer network support these solutions with comprehensive after-sales service, parts, financing and training.

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and operates globally.

Company Contact:
Jennifer Timblin
Yale Lift Truck Technologies

Media Contact:
Dan Gauss