Top Forklift Manufacturers of 2019

If you’re considering adding new products to your fleet of forklifts, you may feel overwhelmed by the decisions you have to make. Because there are so many forklifts on the market — which vary in size, power, price, capacity, energy efficiency and much more — one of the best ways to start narrowing down your options is to consider the top forklift manufacturers. These companies are on the leading edge of innovation, creating high-quality and high-capacity products at a range of price points in order to meet the varying needs of warehouse workers, construction companies and many others.

Here are a few of the top forklift manufacturers of 2019 to give you a jumping-off point for building out your forklift equipment:

Komatsu Forklifts

Consistently high rated by customers, Komatsu forklifts are a global leader in the forklift manufacturing industry. With 25 plants across the world, and a record of nearly 100 years in operation, Komatsu aims to provide durable and dependent equipment that stand up under a range of conditions and deliver low-cost operation. Its products are uniquely designed to navigate narrow spaces as well as to transport pallet loads, with a product list that includes several types of electric forklifts, as well as diesel machinery, including its 10-ton option and another with a hydrostatic transmission.


Mitsubishi Forklifts

Mitsubishi forklifts are known for employing energy-efficient, eco-conscious elements into its line equipment. The company relies on the quality assurance offered by the industry standard Mitsubishi brand to deliver reliable and diverse products, designed to power success in any industry, from manufacturing to food and beverage to wholesale. From the FD70 Heavy Duty, the first of its kind that enables operators to lift more than 10,000 pounds, to its wide range of electric-powered equipment, Mitsubishi’s well-rounded product line has helped it solidify its place on the list of top forklift manufacturers of 2019.


Clark Forklifts

Clark is the first forklift manufacturer across the globe to be certified in compliance with ISO 9001, a quality-management certification that ensures its products and services meet both customer expectations and regulatory standards. Clark as a top forklift manufacturer is connected to its broad and innovative product line, which features five distinct lines and leading safety features that rely on modern technological advancements. Many of its products are also equipped with green-friendly technologies, such as the GEX 40/50 Electric Forklift and Electric Turret Truck.


Toyota Forklifts

From pallet jacks to scissor lifts to reach trucks, Toyota’s forklift equipment is consistently ranked at the top of the list for quality, durability, reliability, and value. The company has manufactured more than half a million forklifts in the United States and topped standard forklift ratings lists for more than 15 years. Its state-of-the-art three-wheel forklift has become an industry breakthrough, while just this year it introduced an on-site appliance that relies on water and electricity to produce pure cell-grade hydrogen for refueling.

About Tom Reddon

Tom has been involved in the forklift industry since 1986. He loves doing research, blogging, and speaking about forklifts. You can contact Tom on his Twitter or Google+ profiles.

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