WMH News and Updates

Optimize Fleet Outlook with Yale Battery Vision

GREENVILLE, NC – July 18, 2016 – Industrial forklift batteries are an expensive investment. Although they eventually need replacement even in ideal conditions, deep discharge, overcharging, undercharging and poor maintenance practices can contribute to premature failure. Yale Battery Vision is a new battery management solution that provides valuable insights to improve battery care and life.

Using Powered by PosiCharge™ technology, Yale Battery Vision monitors battery health and usage to help facilitate proper maintenance and warranty compliance tracking. Installed in as little as 20 minutes, this innovative, low-profile device employs cellular communications to deliver actionable, real-time data on key performance metrics like state-of-charge, water levels, voltage current and temperature. Email notifications quickly alert fleet managers to potential battery issues that may affect equipment performance and uptime.

In addition to 24/7 monitoring, Yale Battery Vision is supported by PosiNET® back-office data management software that offers extensive reporting capabilities and data analysis tools. Detailed daily tracking reports, weekly exception reports and lifetime statistical analysis provide easy visibility to battery health across the entire fleet, helping identify potential issues before they become larger problems and simplifying warranty compliance.

Successful businesses turn to data-driven intelligence to guide decisions that improve efficiency and protect the bottom line. For lift truck fleets, devices like Yale Battery Vision can produce a wealth of relevant data insights for quick conversion into actionable business intelligence, allowing fleet managers to make timely, informed decisions. This application helps eliminate potential battery-related downtime and refine internal battery maintenance procedures that can maximize battery life and reduce costs.

“From missed shipments to unplanned downtime, the cost of operational blind spots is high,” according to Steven LaFevers, Director of Aftermarket Solutions for Yale. “As such, poor operational visibility is no longer an option. With simple but powerful devices like Yale Battery Vision, fleet managers can take advantage of full visibility into every aspect of their operation and make informed decisions to maximize profitability, productivity and operator safety.”

Wheeler Material Handling is on the move

November 2, 2015Due to tremendous growth, Wheeler Material Handling, is pleased to announce that we moved our Bluff City, TN location to a new 16,500+ sq. ft. full service branch to Piney Flats, TN, to better serve our customers in the greater Tri-Cities area.​  

Our new full service branch offers fast service response times, factory trained technicians, a fully stocked parts department, “Right-Now” rental trucks and attachments, and much more. Wheeler Material Handling offers many specialized material handling products and services designed to improve productivity, maximize space, and lower overall operational costs.

 With 10 branches serving 6 states and approaching 200 associates, Wheeler Material Handling has positioned ourselves as a financially secure supplier providing exceptional customer service. And, with over twenty-seven years of experience in the materials handling industry, Wheeler Material Handling understands our customers’ unique needs and develops customer tailored solutions to exceed your expectations.


Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Announces New Operating Company Name And Unveils New Logo

CLEVELAND OH – November 18, 2015 – Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY) announced today that its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names will change its corporate name to Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. effective January 1, 2016.  Also, in connection with this name change, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. will adopt a new corporate logo on January 1, 2016.

The name change is designed to reinforce Hyster-Yale Group’s position as the operating company under Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and to eliminate any confusion created by continuing to use NACCO in the operating company name subsequent to the 2012 spin-off of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling from NACCO Industries, Inc.

“The new Hyster-Yale Group name and logo reflect a combination of tradition and progress.  While our identity may be new, we remain committed to delivering high quality and innovative products across all our brands, including Hyster®, Yale®, UTILEV® and Nuvera®,” said Colin Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of NACCO Materials Handling Group.  “The new name and logo further unify our identities and underscore our ongoing commitment to all of our brands, and create an umbrella under which the company will focus on executing its core strategic initiatives.” 

About Hyster-Yale Materials Handling
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., soon-to-be Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names. Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a subsidiary of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., is an alternative-power technology company focused on fuel cell stacks and related systems, on-site hydrogen production and dispensing systems.  For more information about Hyster-Yale and its brands, visit the Company’s website at www.hyster-yale.com.

Yale introduces new Enclosed End Rider Truck

The new Yale enclosed end rider – model MPR080-MPR100VG. A truck that gives you more. When it comes to enclosed end riders, you want a truck that gives you more. More dependability. More productivity. More comfort. You asked us for a truck engineered for your most demanding cross-docking and transport applications. You told us what you needed and we heard you loud and clear. Yale® iSi Technology™ incorporates a common control system with consistent functionality across the warehouse product line.

The Integrated Smart Interface utilizes the same software, diagnostic codes and functionality for the main warehouse trucks creating commonality for users, supervisors and service personnel. The system offers full customization to allow a user to properly match the trucks’ performance with the skill of the operator. – See more at: http://www.yale.com/north-america/en-us/our-products/pallet-trucks/enclosed-end-rider/?utm_source=yale-public-website&utm_medium=hero-panel&utm_campaign=enclosed-end-rider-2014-10-06#sthash.hbOQHxdQ.dpuf

WMH signs Long Term Agreement with Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Charlotte, NC – September 30, 2015 Wheeler Material Handling, Inc., announced a three-year extension of their marketing agreement with Nacco Materials Handling Group (NMHG) to be the sole representative of the Yale brand forklift throughout parts of six southeastern states, the company announced today.   

“It’s a tremendous affirmation of the partnership going forward that has formed between Wheeler Material Handling and the Yale brand over the last twenty five years,” said Gray Wheeler, company President, “especially given the flux in the material handling marketplace throughout the southeast.  We aren’t going anywhere.”

 The past year has seen a number of forklifts dealers nationwide abandoning the forklift brand they represent, as well as forklift manufacturers terminating dealerships based on poor performance and other market variables.   

Mr. Wheeler feels that Wheeler Material Handling’ long-term stability and commitment to its customers and product have made a real difference:  “Throughout the recession, Wheeler Material Handling was profitable every year, increased market share for the Yale brand, and continued its twenty-five year history of not laying off a single employee.  There aren’t many of our competitors who can say that.”

“This long-term extension of our marketing agreement brings clarity to what has become a muddled marketplace for many other brands and dealers throughout the material handling industry,” said Scott Moe, Wheeler Material Handling Executive Vice President.  “Customers have come to trust Wheeler Material Handling as their single source material handling partner for new and used equipment, rentals, parts, and service for the foreseeable future. Our focus continues to be providing unique material handling solutions that increase productivity and lower overall costs while providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction levels.”

Wheeler Material Handling, Inc. is a six-state, ten-branch material handling dealership, founded in 1988.  The company sells, rents, and arranges leases for new and used equipment, conducts on-site service and sells parts for all forklift brands.  Wheeler Material Handling operates branch locations in Charlotte and Hickory, NC; Tri-Cities, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, TN; Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Montgomery, AL; and Dalton, GA, and has territory including parts of Virginia and South Carolina.