Press Release

Yale earns green award for lift truck motive power solutions

Aug. 22, 2023

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 22, 2023) - Yale Lift Truck Technologies announces its 12th consecutive annual recognition as a Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics magazine. The recognition honors the company for its rigorous focus on developing and manufacturing a broad range of lift truck motive power solutions engineered to address the sustainability challenges of warehouse operations, most recently through the expansion of its integrated lithium-ion lift truck lineup.

The company’s full set of options, the Yale Power Suite, gives operations the freedom to select the power source that best suits them, incorporating lithium-ion batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, internal combustion engines and lead-acid batteries across a comprehensive range of lift trucks. Dealers and sales staff guide customers through a consultative process to help select the right power option that allows them to meet their unique requirements, rather than being restricted to limited choices.

“Today’s warehouses are striving towards aggressive goals to reduce their carbon emissions, and those challenges don’t exist in a vacuum – they’re simultaneously under pressure to meet growing productivity demands, while also navigating labor shortages and safety challenges,“ says Brad Long, Brand Manager, Yale Lift Truck Technologies. “These businesses need lift truck power technologies that not only help them to make progress towards their sustainability goals but also address the full scope of the needs of their operation.“

Yale most recently added to its roster by introducing 4,000-pound capacity integrated lithium-ion-powered three-wheel and four-wheel models. The new models allow warehouses in industries like food and beverage, 3PL and retail and e-commerce to reap the benefits of an advanced electric power source, whether transitioning from internal combustion engine-powered trucks or lead-acid batteries.

Both the ERP040VTL, the three-wheel model, and the ERP040VFL, the four-wheel model, buck the traditional approach in which a battery box replacement converts counterbalanced lift trucks from lead-acid to lithium-ion battery power. Instead, the trucks are designed from the ground up around a fully integrated, space-saving lithium-ion battery pack. Lithium-ion batteries generate zero harmful emissions, and a lithium-ion battery pack can last over four times longer than a lead-acid battery, helping reduce recycling waste.

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