In 2009, Hyster marks 80 years in the materials handling business and today is still setting standards in the industry.
This birthday is a time to reflect on the phenomenal success of the company since its beginnings in the North American lumber industry, in 1929; through to its European expansion and development into one of todays strongest, world leading materials handling suppliers. However, more importantly, the company sees this event as a time to sharpen its focus on its energised plans for the future.
Whats new in 2009?
Despite the difficult economic climate at the start of 2009, the latest Hyster electric counterbalanced range, new warehouse products and high capacity internal combustions trucks have been introduced.
For great companies, product development alongside customer dialogue is a process that never stops. This has always been the case at Hyster and today the company is in the enviable position of having state of the art products that can help customers to achieve the lowest cost of ownership in their materials handling operations, just when they need it most.
The new J1.5-2.0 and E2.2.-3.5 tonne electric counterbalanced models boast a class leading balance of energy efficiency and performance combined with the best serviceability, low maintenance and dependability. Our latest pallet trucks and stackers allow customers to spring into action this year, enjoying high AC performance and superb service characteristics. In engine powered trucks, the acclaimed Fortens range has now been completed with the introduction of the H 8.0-9FT series.
Closer links to the customer
The development of the Hyster European dealer network is also continuously reinvigorated and refreshed, to keep in tune with customer needs. Today, there are more than 130 authorized dealers in as many countries who provide local coverage, with more than 600 sales and service locations across the globe.
Hyster has always sought to deliver world class service to the customers doorstep. Todays electronic communication technology is helping us to get closer than ever to our customers. The www.hyster.com/europe website is currently being developed to bring customers closer to Hyster and its dealer network throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa, making web-site navigation easier and introducing new local language versions too.
So in 2009, Hyster, its dealers and customers have plenty to look forward to. New ideas, new talent, new technology, new products, traditional high-quality engineering expertise, business processes and human partnerships, will ensure the next 80 years of energetic progress and commitment to customer satisfaction.