Clark Material Handling Company

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Clark Material Handling Company
Headquarters Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Key people
Dennis Lawrence -
President and CEO
Bo Maslanyk -
National Sales Director
Products Material handling trucks and supplies
20.00 M (2008)
Number of employees
Parent Young An Hat Company
Website Clark 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 (2012) offers some 24 different models.[1] According to the company, there are some 600,000 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.

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The Clark company has factories in Changwon (South Korea), Quingdao (China) and another one in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Media related to Clark vehicles at Wikimedia Commons