Baker Material Handling Corp.
Today it is known as the Linde Corporation, but Baker started as a Cleveland luxury automobile maker called Baker Electric. In 1916, merged with The Rauch & Lang Carriage Company and became Baker Rauch and Lang and later Baker Raulang .
In 1953 Baker-Raulang purchased the Lull Mfg. Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a heavy-duty construction equipment manufacturer in order to offer their customers a wide range of materials handling equipment. The Otis Elevator Co. purchased the entire Baker-Raulang operation in 1954.
Otis sold the Baker-Raulang & Moto Truc divisions in 1975, to Linde AG, the world’s largest manufacturer of forklifts and industrial material handling vehicles. It was renamed it the Baker Material Handling Corp.
In 1999, Baker Material Handling Corp. became Linde Lift Truck Corporation.