• Press Releases

  • Detection Systems Can Help Port Environments Optimize Performance

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (October 10, 2016) – Many port operations have mobile equipment and people working alongside in the same area.  This busy work environment increases the need for machines and people to maintain proper awareness of each other, making pedestrian detection systems a much discussed topic in the port community.  Hyster Company will participate in a seminar on pedestrian and object awareness/detection in port environments at TOC Americas Show in Cancun, Mexico from October 11 – 13, 2016.

    Hyster Battery Tracker Allows You to Take Charge of Your Batteries

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 18, 2016) – When an operation is dependent on materials handling equipment, any downtime or disruption can have a negative ripple effect throughout the operation. Industrial batteries may seem an insignificant part of a larger fleet operation, but premature failure or unaddressed issues can be costly, both in terms of productivity and expensive battery replacements.

    Hyster Company Helps Port of Virginia Prepare for Increased Cargo Volumes

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 7, 2016) – With the expansion of the Panama Canal almost complete, ports in the eastern United States are bracing for additional port traffic and increased cargo volumes. The Canal’s expansion will allow passage of ships with up 14,000 TEUs, almost three times the current 5,000 TEU capacity. The Port of Virginia, the only U.S. east coast port with congressional authorization for 55-foot depth channels, took delivery of five new Hyster® H450HD-EC empty container handlers this week, fulfilling the need for additional high-capacity equipment to handle increasing port volume.

    Hyster Honors National Forklift Safety Day and Underscores Dedication to Safety

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 14, 2016) – On this very important day, June 14, Hyster Company underscores its commitment to safety by honoring National Forklift Safety Day. Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), National Forklift Safety Day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, the general public and officials about forklift operating safety practices to encourage safer behavior.

    Hyster Continues Commitment to Workplace Safety with Development of New Forklift Safety Posters

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 9, 2016) – Hyster Company continues its commitment to workplace safety with the announcement of two new safety posters, both included with the company’s award-winning Best-In-Class Operator Training Program available through local Hyster® dealers. The “Forklift Safety Tips” and “Pedestrian Safety Tips” posters spotlight the best safety practices for forklift operators, as well those working around them.

    Hyster Names Elite 2015 Dealer of Distinction Award Recipients

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 5, 2016) – Sixteen dealer divisions across North America have achieved the elite status of 2015 Hyster Dealer of Distinction, an annual award recognizing dealers who have driven their companies to the highest level of performance in all functional areas of the business.

    Hyster-Yale Announces Acquisition Of Speedshield's Installation And Distribution Business In The US And UK

    Cleveland, Ohio, April 6, 2016 - Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. today announced that it acquired Speedshield Technology, Pty Ltd’s telematics installation and distribution businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. This acquisition provides Hyster-Yale with the exclusive distribution rights of these businesses’ products in all areas outside of Australia. Following this acquisition, the acquired businesses will be rebranded as HYG Telematic Solutions

    From the Ship to the Store and Everywhere in Between, Hyster Displays it all at MODEX 2016

    GREENVILLE, N.C.(April 4, 2016) – With a full range of products, Hyster Company shows MODEX attendees its ability to meet the needs of their entire operation with just one brand of lift trucks – from the ship to the store and everywhere in between. Hyster booth #2927 is a one-stop shop for MODEX visitors looking for the latest in materials handling solutions and technology.

    Expanded Compatibility, Connectivity Features Announced for Hyster Tracker Wireless Asset Management System

    GREENVILLE, N.C.(April 4, 2016) – Access to the right data can relieve the pressures of balancing fleet and operator performance with productivity, efficiency and regulatory compliance. At MODEX 2016 Booth #2927, Hyster Company highlights two features of its Hyster Tracker wireless asset management system which include the flexibility to be installed on virtually any moving warehouse asset, as well as the ability to connect to any cellular network.

    New Hyster® Truck Series Offers Versatility at Lower Cost of Acquisition and Ownership

    GREENVILLE, N.C.(April 4, 2016) – Customers asked for it and Hyster Company is delivering – a lift truck designed to operate in a variety of applications at a lower cost of acquisition and ownership. During a press conference at MODEX today, Hyster unveiled its new H50XT truck which outperforms the competition in fuel efficiency and productivity, while also offering extensive options, proven dependability, ease of serviceability and a lower total cost of ownership.

    Hyster Demonstrates Commitment to High Performance Solutions

    GREENVILLE, N.C.(April 4, 2016) – THINK PERFORMANCE is a top priority for Hyster Company. This unrivaled commitment to deliver a broad range of high performance solutions will be on display in Hyster booth #2927 at MODEX 2016. From hydrogen fuel cell-powered lift trucks, to lithium-ion batteries to the company’s extensive engine options, the Hyster booth will have it all.

    Hyster Explores Optimizing the Full Operational View During MODEX 2016 Seminar

    GREENVILLE, N.C (March 28, 2016) – Hyster Company announces its 2016 MODEX seminar, “Optimizing the Full Operational View,” which will explore the latest innovations in fleet maintenance, fleet management and telematics. The seminar will take place on April 6, from 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm in Theatre E, and again on April 7, from 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm in Theatre F at the Georgia World Congress Center.

    Hyster Promises Show Stopper with New Truck Unveiling and Impressive Full Line Offering at MODEX 2016

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 22, 2016) – Hyster Company is sure to be the star of the show as it unveils a brand new truck series at MODEX 2016. The company will reveal the new series during a news conference on Monday, April 4, at 3:00 pm in Hyster booth #2927. While at the show, which takes place April 4-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Hyster also will feature an impressive display of its full product lineup, comprised of some of the toughest and most intelligent trucks in the industry. And, for those wanting a virtual driving experience, Hyster will have a forklift simulator in its booth, which promises to be a show favorite as well.

    Hyster-Yale Group Alabama Facility Hosts Economic Development Forum

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 2, 2016) – Hyster-Yale Group recently hosted an economic development forum at its Sulligent, Ala. facility that was attended by more than 20 national, state and local elected officials including Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt. The plant tour and discussion with company executives allowed lawmakers and business leaders to see firsthand the facility’s contribution to the local economy, and a chance to discuss issues and legislation affecting U.S. manufacturing.

    Congressman Andy Barr Visits Hyster-Yale Group Lift Truck Facility in Kentucky

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2016) – Hyster-Yale Group recently hosted Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr at its manufacturing facility in Berea, Ky. The visit, which included a discussion with Hyster-Yale Group executives and a plant tour, allowed Congressman Barr the opportunity to see firsthand the company’s contribution to the Madison County economy, a chance to discuss topics and legislation affecting U.S. manufacturers as well as opportunities surrounding STEM education.

    Hyster Receives GOOD DESIGN™ Award for Efficiency and Productivity Enhancing Tier 4 Final ReachStacker

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (January 26, 2016) – Hyster Company announces that it has won a 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ award for its Tier 4 Final RS45-46 ReachStacker. Presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, GOOD DESIGN honors yearly achievements of extraordinary design excellence. The Tier 4 Final ReachStacker was selected based on its efficient engine technology and productivity enhancing design.

    Hyster-Yale Group and Balyo Inc. Sign Agreement to Market Lift Truck Robotics

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (January 14, 2016) – Hyster-Yale Group has entered into a preferred vendor cooperation agreement with robotics specialist Balyo Inc. to market self-guided trucks in North America. Through this agreement, Hyster-Yale Group, the manufacturer of Hyster® and Yale® lift trucks, will broaden its capabilities by offering robotic high-productivity solutions for the materials handling industry, while Balyo aims to accelerate adoption of its innovative robotic solutions.

    PSI Engines Featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™ Recognized as Plant Engineering Product of the Year Finalist

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (January 13, 2016) – Hyster Company announces that its PSI engines featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™ have been recognized by Plant Engineering as a Product of the Year finalist in the material handling systems category. The competition celebrates innovation and identifies new product designs that help improve productivity in manufacturing operations. The PSI engines featuring Hyster Variable Power Technology were selected as a finalist for their ability to help customers increase return on investment by balancing power and fuel economy.

    Hyster Receives Product of the Year Award for PSI Engines Featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (December 14, 2015) – Hyster Company announces it has received a 2015 Product of the Year Award from Energy Manager Today in the materials handling category. The award was earned for the company’s PSI industrial lift truck engines featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™. Award recipients were determined based on an appointed panel of expert judges working in the energy management field who are dedicated to improving energy strategies across a wide range of industries.

    Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Announces New Operating Company Name And Unveils New Logo

    CLEVELAND, OHIO (November 18, 2015) – Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY) announced today that its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names will change its corporate name to Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. effective January 1, 2016. Also, in connection with this name change, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. will adopt a new corporate logo on January 1, 2016.

    Papé Acquires Johnson Lift and Expands Coverage as Hyster® Dealer

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (November 16, 2015) – Hyster Company announced today that Papé Material Handling, a division of The Papé Group has expanded its territory coverage with the acquisition of Johnson Lift, a division of Johnson Machinery Co. As a result, Papé Material Handling is now the authorized and exclusive Hyster® dealer in those territories previously covered by Johnson Lift, including eight Southern California counties, Yuma County in Western Arizona and the Baja Norte region of Mexico.

    NMHG Appoints Gregory Poole as Dual-Branded Dealer and Expands Dual-Branded Appointment for LiftOne

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (October 19, 2015) – NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) announced today that Gregory Poole Equipment Company has been appointed as an authorized dealer of Hyster® lift trucks in most of Virginia and in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia, and as an authorized dealer of Yale® lift trucks in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, following its acquisition of the dealer operations of Dougherty Equipment Company, Inc. and VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, as well as certain assets of Briggs Equipment, Inc. in North and South Carolina.

    Hyster to Feature Popular ReachStacker at TOC Americas in Panama

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (October 12, 2015) – Hyster Company announced today that it will be attending TOC Americas 2015 in Panama October 13 – 15 (put on by TOC Worldwide). Hyster produces the popular RS45-31 ReachStacker which is used by port customers to help increase capacity and productivity, while reducing total cost of ownership and supporting forward-thinking environmental goals. The engines used in the Hyster® ReachStacker, developed in conjunction with Cummins, have been right-sized to lower fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, while remaining powerful enough to deliver the hoist speeds and capacity necessary to move heavy port loads, easily and efficiently.

    Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. Expands to Become Hyster® Dealer

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (October 5, 2015) – Hyster Company, a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer, announced today the addition of Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. to its network of leading independent Hyster® dealers, effective October 3, 2015.

    Hyster Company is Awarded 31-Unit Big Truck Deal by Pacific National

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (September 23, 2015) – Hyster Company announces that it has been selected as the successful bidder by Pacific National for a 31-unit big truck deal. Pacific National, one of Australia’s largest rail companies, has ordered 21 Hyster® ReachStackers, five masted container handlers and five heavy duty forklifts, with two boasting 105,000 pounds of lifting capacity and three with 45,000 pounds of lifting capacity.

    Congressman Walter Jones Tours NMHG Lift Truck Facility in N.C.

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (September 8, 2015) – NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) recently hosted North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones for a tour of its manufacturing facility in Greenville, N.C.

    Manufacturer Evaluation Proves Long-Term Performance and Durability of Hyster® Tier 4 Engines

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (September 2, 2015) – Hyster Company has announced the results of its Tier 4 engine teardown inspection undertaken to prove the long term performance and durability of the engines. As part of the testing, Cummins Inc., who collaborated

    Hyster Donates Walkie Pallet Truck to American Red Cross for Disaster Relief Efforts

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 15, 2015) – Hyster Company has donated a W50Z walkie pallet truck to assist the American Red Cross in disaster relief efforts. The truck is being used in the organization’s Atlanta, Ga. warehouse to move critical supplies supporting relief efforts of natural and man-made disasters.

    NACCO Materials Handling Group Announces Conversion of Competitor Dealer and Expansion of Dual Brand Distribution

    CLEVELAND, OH, June 17, 2015 – NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (“NMHG”) announced today that pending the completion of the proposed transactions between Gregory Poole Equipment Company, Dougherty Equipment Company, Inc., LiftOne LLC, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and Briggs Equipment, Inc. and execution of dealer agreements, the Company will have successfully completed a major restructuring of the dealer networks for its Hyster® and Yale® brands across six states.

    Committed to Improving Safety, NMHG Participates in National Forklift Safety Day and Hosts Awareness Events

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 10, 2015) – NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) underscored its commitment to safety and industry leadership in a series of events related to the second annual National Forklift Safety Day on June 9. Sponsored by the Industrial

    Hyster Promotes New Short Wheelbase Industrial Lift Truck and Previews High Capactity Tier 4 Final Big Trucks at SFPA Expo

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 10, 2015) – Hyster Company, a leading heavy-duty materials handling equipment manufacturer is promoting its new 30,000 – 33,000 lb. short wheelbase industrial lift trucks at the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Expo 2015 in Atlanta, one of the nation’s largest forestry products shows. The company is also previewing its upcoming Tier 4 Final engines for its 19,000 – 36,000 lb. capacity models at the expo.

    Hyster® Lift Truck Series Earns 2014 Silver Product of the Year Award

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 2, 2015) – Hyster Company announces its Fortis® S80-120FT lift truck series has won a 2014 Silver Product of the Year award from Plant Engineering in the material handling systems category. The series was selected for its ability to boost performance and reduce downtime in heavy duty applications. While Plant Engineering’s editorial staff oversees the nomination process, the final award recipients are determined based on voting from the magazine’s readers.

    Hyster Celebrates Opening of State-of-the-Art Experience Center

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 13, 2015) – Hyster Company recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Experience Center located in Charlotte, N.C. The 51,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is designed to showcase Hyster’s rich history, industry leadership and innovative solutions while also serving as a top-notch training resource and event facility.

    Hyster Names Elite 2014 Dealer of Distinction Award Recipients

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 12, 2015) – Hyster Company is pleased to announce its 2014 Dealer of Distinction award recipients. This annual award recognizes the company’s most elite, top-performing dealers who have achieved the highest level of customer support and business performance.

    Hyster and Port of Everett, Washington, Celebrate Delivery of Three Tier 4

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 11, 2015) – Hyster Company along with the Port of Everett, Washington, recently celebrated the delivery of three Tier 4 Final Hyster® RS46-36 ReachStackers. The new ReachStackers will be used to help increase capacity, throughput and uptime, as well as to support the port’s forward-thinking environmental goals. The Port of Everett is one of the first ports in the U.S. to employ Tier 4 Final equipment in its operations.

    Hyster Announces New Short Wheelbase Industrial Lift Truck at AISTech Show

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 4, 2015) – Hyster Company, a leading heavy-duty materials handling equipment manufacturer announces its new H300HD2S and H330HD2S industrial lift trucks at AISTech 2015, the nation’s largest steel exposition. Suitable for applications such as steel manufacturing, concrete and lumber, the new models are designed to offer 30,000-33,000 pounds of capacity with a shorter wheelbase.

    NMHG Named Silver Superior Supplier by Defense Logistics Agency

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 15, 2015) – NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) was recently named a silver-level superior supplier by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP). This honor recognizes NMHG as one of the department’s top performing supply contractors for fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

    Robust Engine Range Featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™ Highlights Customization Capabilities

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2015) – Hyster Company, a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer, showcases its robust range of engines featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™ at ProMat 2015. By providing an extensive range of engines, options and features, Hyster allows customers to configure their lift trucks to meets their specific application requirements.

    Hyster Executive Brett Schemerhorn Recognized for Supply Chain Leadership

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 4, 2015) – Hyster Company announces that Brett Schemerhorn, President of Big Trucks, Americas, has been named to the 2015 list of Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. These awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.

    Hyster Delivers Its First Tier 4 Final Container Handlers to Port of Los Angeles

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (February 24, 2015) – Hyster Company has delivered its first container handlers with Tier 4 Final engines to a terminal at the port of Los Angeles. The three Hyster® H1050HD-CH trucks are ideally suited for ports and terminals, providing outstanding lifting capacity and superior performance.

    Hyster Receives GOOD DESIGN™ Award for Tough but Intelligent Walkie Pallet Truck

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (February 10, 2015) – Hyster Company announces that it has received a 2014 GOOD DESIGN™ award for its W45ZHD walkie pallet truck. Presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, GOOD DESIGN honors yearly achievements of the best industrial designers, graphic designers and world manufacturers for extraordinary design excellence.