Hyster-Yale Materials Handling:A Stable & Innovative History


With our Hyster® and Yale® brands, Hyster-Yale, through its operating company, Hyster-Yale Group, possesses over 80 years of proven performance. Both the Hyster and Yale histories reflect the determination and excellence that make these brands what they are today.

Our history has been marked by innovation in the Hyster® and Yale® brands that have helped power the industry forward. Yale was responsible for introducing the industry’s first battery-powered, low-lift platform truck, the first fluid coupling transmission, and the first hypoid drive axle. Hyster Company’s MONOTROL® pedal for speed and direction control was revolutionary when patented and introduced to the industry in 1959 and is still in production today.

Today at Hyster-Yale that spirit of innovation is alive and well as we work to bring new and better technologies to market. This includes the use of hydrogen fuel-cell batteries and a new generation of Electric Counterbalance trucks.

Examine the timeline below to view key points in the evolution of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, including the histories of Yale and Hyster.

Hyster-Yale Timeline

Brands Timeline 2014

Business Highlights

Hyster-Yale is a leading global lift truck manufacturer.Learn More

Global Presence

Our resources are strategically deployed around the world, enabling the company to remain responsive to the needs of dealers and customers wherever they live and work.Learn More


The executive management team features some of the brightest and most experienced professionals in the industry.Learn More

Common Stock Detail

Hyster-Yale is a public company with approximately 16.4 million outstanding shares as of March 7, 2016.Learn More

Environmental & Corporate Responsibility

At Hyster-Yale, we hold ourselves accountable at every level. From our headquarters to individual Hyster-Yale facilities, our corporate ethics help define who we are.Learn More

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