Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklifts

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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklifts, Inc. is a group of multinational companies that were formed under a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Mitsubishi Corporation and Caterpillar Inc in order to manufacture and market trucks.

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The joint venture was formed on July 1, 1992 and includes the following companies based on the geographic markets they serve:

  1. Americas: MCFA (Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. ) based in Houston, Texas, USA.
  2. Europe & Africa: MCFE (Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Europe B.V.) based in Almere, Netherlands.
  3. Far East: MCFS (Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Asia Pte Ltd.) based in Singapore.

The joint venture combined a variety of operational strengths to form a successful company. Mitsubishi's operational strengths include cost-effective manufacturing expertise, vast engineering resources and possession proprietary powertrain. Caterpillar Inc. provided marketing experience, worldwide dealer organization, brand recognition and effective product support.

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