WHY IS YALE ONE OF THE BEST FORKLIFT BRANDS?
You’ve probably seen Yale forklifts at work in manufacturing plants, warehouses, lumberyards and many other operations. That’s because Yale is one of the top forklift brands in Kentuckiana – and in the world. According to Modern Material Handing, in 2014 Yale had the 4th largest revenue among forklift suppliers in worldwide sales.
So what makes Yale so successful, and why should you consider YKI for your forklift needs? It boils down to three things: a strong product line, an efficient manufacturing process and a customer-based design.
STRONG PRODUCT LINE
Yale has been manufacturing material handling equipment since 1875 and is recognized as one of the oldest, most trusted forklift manufacturers in the world. Yale specializes in forklifts, with a variety of products across industry lines. No matter the industry, or if your business is large or small, Yale has forklift designed for your business! Yale also offers servicing, maintenance, parts, used equipment and rentals through local dealers such as Yale Kentuckiana.
Yale believes that customer service and satisfaction starts with the manufacturing process. One way Yale does this is being efficient with their demand flow technology. This allows them to build products as customers need them and keep production within strict timeframes to service customer demands while keeping inventory costs low.
Yale also upholds itself to the stringent quality management system global certification for ISO9001:2008. This means that Yale’s manufacturing process is customer focused and centered around reducing waste while improving efficiencies. To retain this certification, Yale must perform periodic audits to ensure the highest degree of quality manufacturing. By consistently improving their product quality and reducing manufacturing inefficiencies, Yale can lower equipment cost for their customers.
CUSTOMER BASED PRODUCT RESEARCH & DESIGN
The first place Yale looks to when creating or redesigning their products is their customers. Their goal is to create products that improve operation efficiency and are comfortable to use. Yale asks for customer feedback in research, concept development and early pilot programs for their equipment. They take this feedback and make any necessary changes to the equipment before doing a full-rollout on new equipment.
Ergonomics are import to Yale. It’s been proven that a more comfortable operator is more productive throughout the course of an eight-hour shift. Yale will observe forklift operators using their equipment to understand to improve efficiency and comfort. They also use on-board computers to understand how the equipment is used and can be improved.
CONTACT YKI TO BUY YALE EQUIPMENT IN KENTUCKIANA
YKI has been a proud full-service dealer of Yale equipment for over 50 years! We sell new or used Yale forklifts, offer rentals, operator training, maintenance as well as sell parts for all your material handling needs. We can help determine exactly what Yale lift truck or other equipment your facility needs. Call us at (866) 603-3131 today or follow the link below to fill out a contact request form.
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