Clark Material Handling Company

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Clark Material Handling Company
Manufacturing
Headquarters
Lexington, Kentucky
,
United States
Key people
Dennis Lawrence -
President and CEO
Scott Johnson -
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Chuck Moratz -
Senior Vice President Global Engineering
Michael Grossman -
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Dan Kaiser -
Director of Finance & Controller
ProductsMaterial handling trucks and supplies
Number of employees
230
ParentYoung An Hat Company
WebsiteClark Material Handling Company
German Clark forklift CY100PD

Clark Material Handling Company (or CMHC) is a manufacturer of forklift trucks based in Lexington, Kentucky. The company has a production plant in Changwon, South Korea. Clark currently (2018) offers some 304 different models.[1] According to the company, there are some 350,000 Clark forklift trucks currently in operation around the world.[2] Clark is credited with having invented the world's first truck with a hydraulic lifting mechanism in 1920, the Truclift, the forerunner to modern forklift trucks.

The company started as a manufacturer of transmissions and axles for the automobile industry. Since 2003, Clark has been owned by the Young An Hat Company of Korea.

Company facts[edit]

  • Clark Material Handling Company began as a division of Clark Equipment Company in 1917.[3]
  • In 1953 the factory in Mülheim an der Ruhr was opened.
  • In 1997 Clark built its 1,000,000 (millionth) forklift.
  • In 2017 Clark celebrated it's 100th year in business.

Factories[edit]

The Clark company has factories in Changwon (South Korea), Quingdao (China) and another one in Lexington, Kentucky.Clark is celebrating 100 years. They made the first forklift in 1917.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Clark vehicles at Wikimedia Commons