Which companies make forklifts
Here are the top forklift brands in the world and information about the forklift manufacturers than make them. It includes quick facts about their origins and current owners.
Also see: Top 10 Forklift Companies
Click through each one to learn more about the company behind each brand.
Learn about how CAT forklifts came to be made with Mitsubishi technology. Learn more about CAT Lift Trucks.
Clark Material Handling Company
Clark was started in the U.S. and is now owned by a Korean company. Read more about Clark
This company, which once made coal furnaces and TV antennas, is now the fourth largest forklift manufacturer in the world. Learn about Crown
This company, famous for its cars, also make forklifts. More info to come.
Hyster was created in Oregon where it built trucks that moved logs. It is now owned by NACCO and is a sister brand to Yale. Read more about Hyster
Learn about Komatsu and its forklifts here
Linde is a French founded forklift company.
Lull is a discontinued brand of class 7 forklift – also called a telehandler – owned by JLG.
Learn about the Manitou Group and its history and types of forklifts it makes – click here
Mitsubishi is a Japanese-owned company that builds its own brand of forklift and owns or partners with several other brands. See CAT Lift Trucks.
This American company was started in a small town in upstate New York. It is now owned by Toyota Material Handling, but it continues to manufacture electric forklifts under its own brand. Learn about Raymond
Besides making its own brand of forklift, Toyota Materials Handling also owns the Raymond brand and markets Raymond-made electric forklifts as Toyota lift trucks.
Yale Material Handling Corporation is owned by NACCO and is a sister brand to Hyster. Learn more about Yale