Materials handling solutions provider BHBW has introduced Yale® lift trucks to the South African market following its appointment by Hyster-Yale Group as a dual Hyster and Yale dealer.

BHBW, which has more than 90 years’ experience in the materials handling sector as a dealer for sister brand Hyster®, now also offers the full line of Yale counterbalance forklift trucks and warehouse materials handling equipment to South African customers.

The Yale line-up includes warehouse equipment ranging from small pallet trucks to very narrow aisle turret trucks, working up to 18.3 m high, electric, diesel, LP-gas and dual-fuel powered and internal combustion engine counterbalance lift trucks, with lifting capacities up to 16 tonnes, and customer-specific solutions.

Yale Lift Truck Technologies is a leading global materials handling brand, with equipment manufactured in 12 production facilities worldwide. The company was rebranded to Yale Lift Truck Technologies in 2023 to reflect its focus on providing technology-enabled solutions in warehousing and intralogistics in particular.

“Yale is a powerful brand with a proven track record, and a perfect fit for BHBW with its customer-driven focus on product and service excellence,” says Mark Hughes, Chief Executive of BHBW South Africa. “In partnership with Yale Lift Truck Technologies, we look forward to unlocking the potential of the Yale brand in the local market and growing our customer base.”

BHBW’s support to Yale customers will include materials handling consultancy, a choice between long- or short-term rental and outright purchase of equipment, financing solutions, customised fleet management solutions, and productivity-enhancing parts and service support.

“We are delighted that BHBW has joined our strong network of independent global Yale Dealers,” says James Newman, Area Business Director for Yale. “Our Dealer Partners are focused on customer success and supporting productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in the fast-changing intralogistics market. BHBW embodies this, with in-depth industry understanding and local knowledge that will enable them to help businesses across Southern Africa to identify the right mix and type of trucks for their operations.”

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