Elevate your operational efficiency and Stay ahead of competition

Metals are the backbone of industrial value creation. More than 70% of global metals production comes from outside the EMEA region. Are you ready to succeed in this competitive environment?

Facts and Stats

Industry insights

Ambitious carbon-lean targets are driving the way to adopting breakthrough green technologies for an industry that is fundamental to the EU and global economy, and underpins the development of major manufacturing sectors right along the value chain.


Co2 reduction for metals production by 2030


of global steel production supports building and infrastructure industry


of global steel production supports automotive industry


Transform Your Greatest Challenges into Opportunities

Improving safety, reducing costs and carbon footprint of operation are key success factors across the metals industry supply chain.


Reducing the industry carbon footprint is becoming more important than ever.

Desire for greater sustainability.

  • Increased emphasis on emission reduction and green initiatives
  • Reliable, affordable and clean energy access is a key to achieving ambitious CO2 emission cuts.
  • Two main technological pathways for CO2 reduction; smart usage of CO2 and direct CO2 avoidance.

Increased usage of more capable electric trucks and alternative power solutions reduces environmental impact.

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Improving Health & Safety

Truck incidents with workers or objects have an impact on operations flow, plant uptime, associated health and safety issues, and insurance costs.

Hyster lift trucks are designed in their standard configuration to provide customers with features that support safe operation.  Hyster also offers advanced technology and systems that may help mitigate the risk of incidents occurring in specific applications.

DSS (Dynamic stability system) to support both lateral and forward stability through truck system control designed to reinforce proper driving operation. 

OPERATOR ASSISTANCE FEATURES Lighting including Dynamic pedestrian awareness lights, high power LED (Light-emitting diode) work lights, Red or Blue pedestrian awareness lights/lines. Camera systems including single and multiple camera options. A range of load weight to assist operators with additional load information and to help with best practice. 

TELEMATICS to only allow truck access to trained operators and tracks training updates to reinforce desired behaviour; provides impact monitoring, alerts and incident data for route optimisation.


Arduous conditions

Extreme heat in metals foundries and abrasive dust in metals recycling operations are common challenges.

Extreme working conditions push trucks to their limits.

  • Foundry packages provide needed protection to the truck components and systems.
  • Hydraulic, carriage and mast protection deliver security against excessive heat.
  • Heavy-duty air pre-cleaners and belly pans reduce impact of dust and debris.

Heat and dust resisting features can reduce the impact of the elements on truck and operator.

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Load variation

Semi-finished or finished metal products vary significantly in type, shape, size and weight presenting particular handling challenges.

Handling load variety with minimum risk of damage.

  • Kissing forks with round edges to handle cylindrical shaped products
  • Hydraulic clamps for pipe handling
  • Protective nylon/rubber on fork shank to minimise load stress.

A capable truck with the right configuration and correct front-end attachment is the solution.


Space Limitations

Precision handling of valuable loads in limited spaces.

Maintaining smooth production flow is essential to meet customer needs.

  • Compact forklift trucks that have been developed specifically for high lift applications in confined areas.
  • High manoeuvrability and high capacity forklift trucks provide versatility for a variety of applications
  • Agile electric trucks deliver high productivity in constrained areas

Compact and zero-turning circle electric trucks offer highly manoeuvrable solutions in limited spaces.



A competitive metals industry is of fundamental importance for the competitiveness of other global industries.

Reduce your total cost of ownership and stay ahead of your competitors.

  • Right-size your fleet, reduce administrative costs and extend useful life of equipment.
  • Monitor and reduce your environmental impact.
  • Stay ahead of international competition.

Lowering total cost of ownership to reduce production cost per tonne and stay competitive.

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Demonstrated to Increase Productivity

Innovations that deliver world class solutions tailored around our customers specific needs.

Maximise performance in extreme conditions

Hyster has supplied Hundhausen with specialist equipment to withstand extreme temperatures for over 30 years.

The factory in Schwerte, Germany produces high quality ductile cast iron elements for the automotive and commercial vehicle industries, serving clients such as BMW, MAN, Mercedes and SAF. High demand has resulted in the need for investments in new production technology including a new oven with a melting capacity of 35 tonnes per hour.

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Reliability of Hyster trucks to support just-in-time delivery for Metals industry

Braunmetall, a medium-sized family company, was founded in 1992 by Klaus Braun as a nonferrous metal trading company for the roofing trade. The sale of copper, zinc and aluminium strips for the roofing industry is still the mainstay of Braun Metall Vertriebs GmbH.

Robust equipment for intense manufacturing operations

The Brock Metal Company was investing to make the production processes even more responsive to customers’ needs, so it was important to review the materials handling fleet and update the equipment to keep pace with these operational changes.

Each year, the manufacturer supplies in excess of 35,000 tonnes of primary zinc alloys for die casting and galvanizing and zinc and copper for electroplating to 25 countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

The Company was also looking to make key savings on fuel to reduce its operational costs. 

Reliable trucks for demanding operations

As one of the largest metal distributors in the Netherlands, Kloeckner Metals ODS Nederland offers a wide range of operations, expert advice and streamlined logistics, in addition to a very extensive product range. 

Every year the company processes several hundreds of thousands of tonnes, which are delivered daily from three modern warehouses, in Barendrecht, Ridderkerk and Almelo, to 400 to 500 different addresses. 

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