Yale

Yale Materials Handling Corporation announced the company's first Edison Award, taking home gold in the autonomous work solutions category with its robotic reach truck. A panel of more than 3,000 executives from around the world recognized the Yale robotic reach truck for its use of innovative technology to expand the capability of lift truck-based robotics and address key business challenges facing warehousing and logistics operations.

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names will change its corporate name to Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.

Hyster-Yale Group recently hosted an economic development forum at its Sulligent, Ala., facility that was attended by more than 20 national, state and local elected officials including Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt. The plant tour and discussion with company executives allowed lawmakers and business leaders to see firsthand the facility's contribution to the local economy, and a chance to discuss issues and legislation affecting U.S.

Hyster-Yale Group has entered into a preferred vendor cooperation agreement with robotics specialist Balyo Inc. to market self-guided trucks in North America. Through this agreement, Hyster-Yale Group, the manufacturer of Hyster and Yale lift trucks, will broaden its capabilities by offering robotic high-productivity solutions for the materials handling industry, while Balyo aims to accelerate adoption of its innovative robotic solutions.

Yale Lift Trucks of Florida and Georgia, a 30-year veteran forklift dealer will be rebranded MacKinnon Equipment & Services effective April 1, 2012. The new name does not signal any change in the company’s product line coverage, policies or ownership, which remains family-owned and independent.

Yale Lift Trucks of Florida and Georgia has added JCB construction equipment to its lineup. This new division has been named JCB of Florida and South Georgia and will remain under the same ownership and management as Yale Lift Trucks of Florida and Georgia.