Yale was founded in 1844 when Linus Yale Jr. from Connecticut in the United States developed a cylinder lock with a pin reversible mechanism and gave its name to a number of technical devices, quality and reliability.
In 1868, Linus Yale Jr. Henry R. Tauni was introduced, and together they founded the Yale Lock Manufacturing Company (later renamed Yale and Towne Manufacturing Co.) before expanding production from locks to material handling equipment in 1875.
In 1919, Yale and Towne launched the production of new battery trolleys with a lifting platform, and soon thereafter began production of trucks and trolleys with a lifting platform, tractor tractors and one of the first forklift trucks with a tilting fork. Seven years later, Yale and Towne bought the BKS forklift manufacturer, Boge and Kasten from Solingen, Germany. The brand was part of Yale and Towne until 1977.
Yale expanded in the thirties and forties of the last century through the acquisition of competing companies, creating at the same time innovative solutions such as power steering, centrally located controls and steering with a variable longitudinal tilt of the kingpin. High-temperature resistant silicone insulation with protection class H was also used for the first time in electric motors. It is still considered the best tool in the industry.
In 1950, Yale launched forklift trucks with diesel engines and associated gas engines, and two years later, the first forklift trucks with counterweights. In 1964, Yale introduced the first cordless forklift truck with thyristor control (Silicone Controlled Rectifier - SCR).
After successfully trading in Japan for many years, Yale entered into a license agreement with Sumitomo Ltd in 1969 to manufacture Yale forklift trucks. Later, Sumitomo-Yale Co Ltd. was established on the basis of this.
Further expansion took place in 1984, during which the Yale Materials Handling Corporation was formed after the acquisition of North American Coal Corporation (NACCO).
For continuous development and growth, Yale Materials Handling Ltd in the UK received the Queen's Award for Export Achievement in 1990. Then, in 1992, Yale Europe Materials Handling was established to sell Yale forklift trucks in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Yale's parent company, NACCO Materials Handling Group, in 1994 became the largest manufacturer of forklift trucks. Annual sales worldwide amounted to 70,000.
Yale offers one of the largest assortments of cordless forklift trucks and forklift trucks with internal combustion engines. Cordless AC forklift trucks feature a high level of innovation, versatility and unsurpassed performance. Veracitor VX series forklift trucks with internal combustion engines have an advanced ergonomic design, and innovative stylistic solutions were used in their development. They have the lowest cost of ownership, highest productivity and highest operational reliability on the market.
The Yale dealer network has over 350 dealers in 62 countries. New dealers are attracted by the unique combination of high-quality Yale products and customer commitment - the quality that will keep Yale at the forefront of the material handling equipment market.
Yale Forklift GP080-120VX