About the brand:
Hyster is forklift brand owned and operated by the Hyster Yale Group which provides some of the toughest lift trucks on earth, and offers a range of material-handling equipment worldwide. Its trucks stand up under harsh industry conditions, over long periods of time. Hyster Yale home office is in Oregon, USA, and it has manufacturing plants around the world.
What the Hyster-Yale Group Sells
Hyster-Yale Group offers over 130 models with a wide range of engine options, including gasoline, diesel, and electric. Its machines can lift from 2,000 to 105,000 pounds, depending on the model.
- Internal Combustion Pneumatic Tire Trucks
- Internal Combustion Cushion Tire Trucks
- High Capacity Forlklift Trucks
- Tire Handler Trucks
- Container Handlers
- 3 and 4 Wheel Electric Trucks
- Pallet Trucks, Pallet Stackers, and Reach Trucks
- Tow Tractors
- Narrow Aisle Trucks
- Aerial Worker Platforms
History of the Company
Hyster started making lifting machines more than 80 years ago when the logging industry was expanding throughout the Pacific Northwest. Electric Steel Foundry and Willamette Iron and Steel Works pioneered the development of machines for use in the logging industry.
The origin of the name Hyster
When a pile of logs was ready to be raised, loggers would shout “Hoist’er!” Hyster used this name when it engineered the industry’s earliest lift trucks. Willamette Iron and Steel became the Willamette Hyster company. The renamed company continued developing its heavy-duty lifting equipment. In 1935, the company designed its first forklift, which had a lifting capacity of 6,000 pounds.
As Hyster grew, it produced more powerful trucks with greater lift capacity. The demand for the equipment also increased around the world. It created an export department in 1944 to ship products internationally. Two years later, it opened a plant for mass production in Danville, Illinois.
Hyster is acquired by NACCO
Hyster manufactured compaction machinery and road rollers, along with a line of logging winches and compactor attachments. NACCO Industries purchased the company in 1989, and formed NACCO Materials Handling Group.
As of January 2016, Nacco Materials Handling Group changed its name to Hyster-Yale Group and is the operating company for the Hyster and Yale brands.
The Hyster brand has been internationally recognized for its ISO accreditations. The company has earned global certification for IS09001:2008 and ISO1411:2001/2004. These certifications were awarded for the quality and design of internal combustion-powered and electric-powered trucks.
In addition, Hyster has embraced several environmental initiatives, and it also focuses on minimizing environmental impact, reducing energy consumption both in its trucks and its facilities.
Where the brand operates
The Hyster brand is sold by its parent company in the following regions around the world:
- Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India
- North America and Canada
- Latin America
Who Owns the Hyster brand?
Hyster brand is owned by the Hyster-Yale Group, which became part of NACCO Inc., Hyster’s previous parent company. Hyster-Yale Group is one of the top three forklift manufacturers in the world. It employs over 5,000 people worldwide.
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