Hyster Forklift PartsThe company that is founded in 1929 in Portland, Oregon as Willamette Ersted Co, would later become famous under the name Hyster Co. Initially Hyster was active as a producer of cranes for the wood-industry. The name Hyster is a degeneration of the cry „Hoist her” that was used by the workers when a fallen try was to be hoisted up. In 1943 Hyster build its first forklift truck, a carrier equipped with forks. Later, other models would follow known under the names: Cranemobile (1940), Handy Andy (1941) en Jumbo (1941).
GrowthIn the early years, Caterpillar was one of Hyster’s most prominent customers that allowed Hyster to build special lifting cranes by contract. At the end of 1944 there were plans to generate international growth. Around this time Hyster, behind Yale and Clark, was the third biggest forklift truck manufacturer in the United States and Canada.
In the 50s Hyster aimed for the production of smaller and more manoeuverable forklift trucks for use indoors. In 1952 Hyster opens an office Nijmegen, which served as the start for its international growth. The growth of Hyster lasted into the 80s, up to the moment when the big Japanese car manufacturers such as Toyota and Mitsubishi, Nissan and Komatsu made their entrance into the market for forklift trucks. In 1982 the Japanese companies already controlled 10% of the American market for forklift trucks. At the end of the 80s this percentage would grow up to 50%, when the Japanese competition opened assembly factories in America.
AcquisitionIn 1984 Hyster, after a previous acquisition by stockholder Esco, is acquired by NACCO Industries Inc. This acquisition merges two big brands: Hyster en Yale, to become Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Division. Thanks to this merger the Hyster-Yale combination becomes the number one manufacturer in the United States. In 1995 the mother company decides to separate Hyster and Yale, after which Hyster operates as an independent company. Currently Hyster is one of the most famous names in the industry.
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