Press Release

Hyster receives green award for developing clean power solutions for materials handling equipment

GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 25, 2023) – Hyster Company announces its selection as a 2023 Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics magazine. The award honors Hyster® for innovating clean power
solutions that help operations in intensive industries like ports and manufacturing mitigate environmental impact and meet growing sustainability regulations and goals.

In keeping with its commitment to develop industry-first solutions, Hyster is at the forefront of electrifying higher-capacity equipment that has traditionally relied on internal combustion engine (ICE) power. The company’s innovations in hydrogen fuel cell-powered (HFC) port equipment resulted in the first-ever real- world pilot of an HFC-powered top-pick container handler, located at Fenix Marine Services in the Port of Los Angeles. The container handler is designed to provide the zero emissions benefits of a battery electric option, but with enough energy capacity to keep operations moving for a full shift, avoiding the need to interrupt productivity by stopping to recharge or refuel. This single truck is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 127 tons and reduce criteria pollutants by half a ton over the course of a year, according to the Center for Transportation and the Environment.

Hyster also has planned pilots for an HFC-powered reachstacker at the Port of Valencia in Spain, an HFC-powered empty container handler and terminal tractor in Hamburg, Germany and is working with Capacity Trucks to develop electric and hydrogen-powered terminal tractors.

In developing these solutions, Hyster draws on a wealth of experience in electric forklift design with the company’s line of smaller, lighter-capacity equipment, for which Hyster offers extensive electric power options. This recognition as a Green Supply Chain Partner is its fourth honor in a row and follows on the heels of the company’s selection by the Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) as one of four finalists in the industrial application category of the World Hydrogen 2023 Awards.

“Increasingly, companies and government bodies are grappling with the task of limiting emissions and pursuing sustainability,” says Herman Klaus, Director, Big Truck Application Solutions, Hyster Company. “As we continue to expand green options, we’re helping our customers obtain the right clean power solution to help them meet their emissions reduction targets, even in applications where electrification might not have seemed possible before.”


Images & logo

To access images and a logo, click here.



Each year, Inbound Logistics editors spotlight 75 companies for going above and beyond to prioritize green initiatives and help global supply chains become more sustainable. These companies are dedicated to developing and implementing best practices that leave a positive footprint on the world. To learn more about the program, visit



Hyster Company is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers over 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features, accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.
Hyster Company is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY) which is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and operates globally.

Company Contact:
Jennifer Timblin
Hyster Company

Media Contact:
Dan Gauss