Development & Testing Centers From product concept to introduction, every new Hyster® lift truck model follows a vigilantly structured nine-stage development process. Each step in the process helps to ensure that Hyster® products will deliver all the planned benefits to its future users. Global research, design and testing centers employ over 400 of some of the most talented and experienced design and test engineers in the industry using advanced design tools and processes. New technologies are incorporated into forklift trucks and then put through rigorous functional and durability testing, reliability development, and controlled field tests. The result is dependability and reliability you can count on.