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Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. offers a broad array of solutions aimed to meet the specific materials handling needs of customers’ applications. The Company's wholly owned operating subsidiary, Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., 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. Subsidiaries of Hyster-Yale Group include Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, an alternative-power technology company focused on fuel cell stacks and engines, and Bolzoni S.p.A., a leading worldwide producer of attachments, forks and lift tables marketed under the Bolzoni®, Auramo® and Meyer® brand names. Hyster-Yale also has significant joint ventures in Japan (Sumitomo NACCO) and in China (Hyster-Yale Maximal).

  • Hyster- Yale operates as three separate segments: Lift Trucks, Attachments and Hydrogen Power Solutions.
  • Traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Ticker: HY, and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with approximately 7,700 employees worldwide (as of December 31, 2018)

2018 Financial Results

  • Revenues: $3.2 billion
  • Operating Profit: $38.8 million
  • Net Income: $34.7 million
  • Cash: $83.7 million at December 31, 2018
  • Debt: $301.5 million at December 31, 2018
  • Net Debt: $217.8 million at December 31, 2018
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Leading Global Lift Truck and Attachment Manufacturer

  • #4 leading global lift truck brands in terms of units sold in 2017
  • A leading worldwide attachment manufacturer
  • Growth potential in all markets, but in particular, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and China
  • Products marketed globally primarily to independent Hyster® and Yale® retail dealerships

Global Scope of Operations

Hyster-Yale’s operations are supported by a global network that includes manufacturing facilities, service and product development centers on five continents.

Economic Engine Driven by Unit Volume

Hyster-Yale’s economic engine is driven by increasing unit volume and economies of scale. Core strategic initiatives were designed to drive the economic engine by increasing market share.

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Experienced Management Team

  • Strong team of long-term Hyster-Yale managers and executives with global experience
  • Supported by professionals recruited from leading industrial companies, such as Eaton, Case, Sumitomo, Ingersoll Rand and Ford

Strategic Initiatives

  • Provide the lowest cost of ownership, while enhancing productivity for customers
  • Be the leader in the delivery of industry- and customer-focused solutions
  • Be the leader in independent distribution
  • Grow in emerging markets
  • Be the leader in the attachments business
  • Be a leader in fuel cells and their applications

Lift Truck and Attachment Segments

Leading Brands and Market Share

Hyster® and Yale® are among the most recognized brands in the lift truck industry.

Both brands, along with the Company's UTILEV® brand, serve the needs of customers across the manufacturing and services spectrum and deliver core competencies in product support and fleet management.

  • Hyster® has an additional competency in Big and Jumbo Trucks, serving the needs of ports, steel and rail.
  • UTILEV® is a utility lift truck that meets the needs of basic applications.

Lift trucks and component parts are manufactured in the United States, China, Northern Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Italy, Vietnam, Japan and Brazil.

Hyster Truck

Hyster- Yale’s attachment subsidiary, Bolzoni S.p.A., is a leading worldwide producer of attachments, forks and lift tables under the Bolzoni®, Auramo® and Meyer® brand names.

  • Bolzoni® brand is known for its lift truck attachments, forks and lift tables.
  • Auramo® brand is recognized worldwide as the paper handling specialist, focusing on paper roll clamps, bale clamps and other specialized handling attachments.
  • Meyer® brand is recognized as the inventor of the multiple pallet handler and offers a wide range of lift truck attachments.

Bolzoni products are manufactured in Italy, China, Germany, Finland, and the United States.

Comprehensive Global Product Line with a full range of Power Options, Attachments and Solutions

  • Class 1: Electric counterbalanced rider lift trucks: 1 ton – 5.5 ton capacity
  • Class 2: Electric narrow aisle lift trucks: 1.5 ton – 6 ton capacity
  • Class 3: Electric hand lift trucks: 1.5 ton – 8 ton capacity
  • Class 4: Internal combustion engine counterbalanced lift trucks, cushion tire: 1 ton – 7 ton capacity
  • Class 5: Internal combustion engine counterbalanced lift trucks, pneumatic tire: 1 ton – 52 ton capacity

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Large, Global-Installed Population

  • Estimated over 840,000 Hyster® and Yale® lift trucks in operation worldwide (as of December 31, 2018)
  • Large, installed base provides barrier to entry and drives ongoing parts revenue
  • Fleet Management Program provides customers with value-added solutions that include service, aftermarket parts and comprehensive management of materials handling needs.
  • Comprehensive global proprietary and “all-makes” service parts program
  • Service parts can result in recurring, higher-margin revenues
  • Aftermarket parts sales represented approximately 13% of Hyster-Yale’s annual revenues in 2018. Bolzoni’s revenues for attachments represented an additional 5% of Hyster-Yale’s 2018 revenues.

Highly Professional Dealers

  • Strong, stable network of independent dealers in key markets
  • 84% of lift truck sales are through dealer network (as of December 31, 2018)
  • Global operations supplying both Hyster® and Yale® dealer networks
  • Independently owned and operated dealers with exclusive sales and service territories
  • Certain dealers represent both Hyster® and Yale® in defined territories
  • Strong global distribution drives market share

National Accounts Program

  • Direct-sales National Accounts program
  • Focused on strategic customers with centralized purchasing and geographically dispersed operations across dealer territories.
  • 16% of lift truck sales are through National Accounts (as of December 31, 2018)

Financial Targets

  • LIFT TRUCK: Achieve a target operating margin of 7% and maintain a greater than 20% Return on Total Capital Employed
  • ATTACHMENTS: Exceed 7 percent operating profit margin target

Hydrogen Power Business Segment

Hyster-Yale’s hydrogen power business, Nuvera Fuel Cells, is an alternative-power technology company focused on fuel cell stacks and engines, while the Lift Truck segment is focused on fuel cell-powered battery box replacements and integrated fuel cell engine solutions.

  • Nuvera has patented fuel cell stack design and advanced compression and generation technology.
  • Nuvera’s industrialization and commercialization processes leverage the supply chain, quality, sales and service expertise of Hyster-Yale.

Hydrogen Power Business Financial Target

  • Nuvera’s objective as of December 31, 2018 is to reach breakeven in Q4 2019 and full-year 2020
Warehouse Truck with Nuvera Battery

Global Partnerships

Hyster-Yale has developed partnerships to support customer needs in equipment, financing, alternative energy and high-quality global product availability.

Joint Ventures

Sumitomo NACCO

Sumitomo NACCO Forklift Co. Ltd is a 50/50 joint venture established in 1970 by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Sumitomo NACCO was formed primarily to manufacture and distribute Sumitomo-branded lift trucks in Japan and export Hyster®- and Yale®- branded lift trucks and related components and service parts outside of Japan. Sumitomo NACCO operates manufacturing facilities in Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam. Click here to learn more.

HY Maximal

Hyster-Yale Maximal Forklift (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. was established in 2018 as a 75%/25% joint venture company between Hyster-Yale and Y-C Hong Kong Holding Company Limited.  The original business, Zhejiang Maximal Forklift Company Limited was founded in 2006. HY Maximal is a Chinese company specializing in the design, manufacture, service and distribution of Class 1 electric and Class 5 internal combustion engine counterbalance utility and standard platforms, and Class 2 and Class 3 electric warehouse products for both the local China and global markets under the Maximal and SAMUK brands. HY Maximal also designs and produces specialized products in the Port Equipment and Rough Terrain forklift segments. Click here to learn more.

HYG Financial Services, Inc.

HYG Financial Services, Inc. is an exclusive joint venture between Hyster-Yale and Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. formed primarily for the purpose of providing debt financing to dealers and lease financing to both dealers and customers in the United States. Hyster-Yale owns 20% of the joint venture entity. Under the joint venture agreement with HYGFS, the Company’s dealers and certain customers are extended credit for the purchase of lift trucks to be placed in the dealer’s floor plan inventory or the financing of lift trucks that are sold or leased to customers.

Other

Hyster-Yale has contractual relationships with leading third-party equipment financing companies to provide customer-based and/or dealer-based financing solutions on four continents: Wells Fargo in North America, as described above, and Australia and New Zealand; DLL, BNP and Unicredit in Europe; DLL also in South America-Brazil, Australia and New Zealand; SMFL in SE Asia and Tokyo Century Leasing China Corporation and Ethoz Capital in China.

To ensure customers have access to the latest in energy-efficient technologies to increase sustainability, reduce operational costs and improve productivity Hyster-Yale has developed the following product development and supply partnerships:

  • Acquired Speedshield distribution rights to provide customers with leading telematics solutions, known as HYG Telematics.
  • Forged partnership with BALYO to incorporate automation solutions into Hyster-Yale’s product offerings.
  • Formal relationship to expand power solutions to include Lithium-ion batteries.
  • telemetics
  • automation
  • lithium battery

Diversified Customer Base

A diversified customer base reduces exposure to individual customer or industry risk.

  • Substantial geographic distribution with 63% of 2018 sales in the Americas market, 24% in the Europe, Middle East and Africa markets and 8% in China and other Asia-Pacific markets. Bolzoni represented approximately 5% of sales in 2018
  • Hyster-Yale markets industrial lift trucks into numerous end-user applications utilized in more than 780 industries (as of December 31, 2018)
  • No industry or customer concentration
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