openPR Logo
Press release

Yale Robotic Reach Truck Wins Gold Edison Award

04-15-2020 09:52 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Yale Materials Handling Corporation

GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 14, 2020) - Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the company's first Edison Award, taking home gold in the autonomous work solutions category with its robotic reach truck. A panel of over 3,000 executives from around the world recognized the Yale robotic reach truck for its use of innovative technology to expand the capability of lift truck-based robotics and address key business challenges facing warehousing and logistics operations.

The ability to lift as high as 30 feet and reach into double-deep storage locations separates the robotic reach truck from other entries in the category and enables operations to automate new processes beyond floor-level, point-to-point transportation. In addition to the LiDAR-based navigation technology used in other Yale robotic solutions, the robotic reach truck uses a combination of 3D cameras and sensors to perceive its surroundings and perform at height.

"These awards honor Thomas Edison's emphasis on innovations with practical value, from the incandescent light bulb to improvements to the telephone," says Mick McCormick, Director, Robotics and Automation, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. "The robotic reach truck shares this philosophy, specifically designed to address major challenges facing supply chains like sourcing and retaining labor, finding space for growing inventories and rising commercial real estate costs."

With consumers demanding a wide range of items for fast delivery, businesses must manage large inventories in close proximity to population centers for fast delivery. The unique high-lifting ability of the robotic reach truck helps operations maximize existing space and avoid costly new construction or expansion.

The robotic reach truck also helps ease the strain on logistics operations to keep hiring and re-training workers for repetitive, turnover-prone positions. Since they are standard Yale lift trucks outfitted with robotic technology, the same personnel can service both standard and robotic fleets, avoiding the need to train new personnel or call in specialists.

About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is the world's most revered Innovation Award dedicated to recognizing and honoring the best in innovation and innovators since 1987. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit

Yale Materials Handling Corporation
1400 Sullivan Dr.
Greenville, NC 27834

Press contact:
Dan Gauss

About Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel-powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.

Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,900 people world-wide.

YALE, and PEOPLE. PRODUCTS. PRODUCTIVITY. are trademarks, service marks or registered marks in the United States and certain other jurisdictions

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Yale Robotic Reach Truck Wins Gold Edison Award here

News-ID: 2010592 • Views:

More Releases from Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Yale Reliant wins product of the year award
Yale Reliant wins product of the year award
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 8, 2022) – Yale Reliant™, a lift truck operator assistance system, was crowned a 2021 Product of the Year by readers of Material Handling Product News and The innovative technology suite beat out three other competitors in the ergonomics and safety category. Yale Reliant is an industry-first package of technologies for supporting lift truck operator awareness and adherence to best practices. The solution monitors the operating environment
Yale Introduces Cushion Tire Lift Truck with Factory Integrated Lithium-ion Power
Yale Introduces Cushion Tire Lift Truck with Factory Integrated Lithium-ion Powe …
GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 22, 2021) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the launch of its new ERC050-060VGL series, a 5,000 to 6,000-pound capacity cushion tire lift truck designed to bring warehouse operations the benefits of factory integrated lithium-ion power, including improved productivity, ergonomics and zero emissions. While operations have traditionally utilized a battery box replacement to convert counterbalanced lift truck battery power from lead-acid to lithium-ion, the ERC-VGL series is
Yale Receives a Second Product of the Year Award for New Narrow Aisle Reach Truc …
GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 18, 2021) – In recognition of its next-level performance in high-density warehousing applications, the Yale® narrow aisle reach truck has been awarded its second Product of the Year accolade in less than six months. Plant Engineering readers named the NR/NDR series a Product of the Year in the materials handling category through a competitive voting process. The win is further recognition of the new reach truck as
Yale Brings Advantages of Lithium-ion Power to Heavy-Duty Applications
Yale Brings Advantages of Lithium-ion Power to Heavy-Duty Applications
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2020) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation breaks new ground with factory integrated, high-voltage lithium-ion power in 15,500 to 19,000-pound capacity sit-down counterbalanced lift trucks. The Yale® ERP155-170SVNL, ERP175VNL36 and ERP190VNL provide a zero-emission alternative with performance comparable to an internal combustion engine in high-capacity indoor and outdoor applications. “Environmental considerations are an increasingly important focus for all industries and applications, as are the competitive pressures to streamline

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Edison

Edison Light Bulbs Market Growing Demand, Share, Size and Forecast 2021-2025
The Global Edison Light Bulbs Market 2021 by Regions, Type, and Application, forecast to 2025 research report is a comprehensive, methodical, and all-encompassing examination of the industry. The study's goal is to help key vendors, organisations, and end-users in the industry better grasp the benefits and complete features of market segments. It examines market dynamics and gives an overview to aid in the definition, categorization, and statistical analysis of markets.
Edison Light Bulbs Sales Market May See A Big Move
The research report thoroughly examines the changing landscape of the Global Edison Light Bulbs Sales Market with the help of exhaustive amount of data compiled by the research analysts. It depicts the present conditions in the global Edison Light Bulbs Sales Market and presents insights related to the future performance of the industry during the forecast period of 2021 to 2027. It also features valuable information pertaining to the competitive as well
Nov 23, 2017: Electric Fuse Market Forecast 2023 Littelfuse, Eaton, Edison, Fuse …
A market study ” Global Electric Fuse Market ” examines the performance of the Electric Fuse market Size 2017. It encloses an in-depth Research of the Electric Fuse market state and the competitive landscape globally. This report analyzes the potential of Electric Fuse market in the present and the future prospects from various angles in detail. Get Free Sample Of Report: The Global Electric Fuse Market 2017 report includes Electric Fuse
Global Kids Chopsticks Market 2017 : Disney, Edison, Nuby, Pigeon, NUK
A market study based on the "Kids Chopsticks Market" across the globe, recently added to the repository of Market Research, is titled ‘Global Kids Chopsticks Market 2017’. The research report analyses the historical as well as present performance of the worldwide Kids Chopsticks industry, and makes predictions on the future status of Kids Chopsticks market on the basis of this analysis. Get Free Sample Copy of Report Here : Top Manufacturers
Report Overview: Edison SpA - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2016
The Report Edison SpA - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2016 Update provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. -" The report contains a detailed description of the power generation companys business operations, history, corporate strategy, and business structure. This report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on key employees (executives), and major products and services. View Report At : Scope - Major
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 22, 2016) – Cabeau, the creator of luxurious yet affordable travel products, won a 2016 Edison Award in the “Sports & Travel” category for its new Evolution Cool™ travel pillow. The Edison Awards is a program run by Edison Universe, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The black-tie gala took place last night at the historic Capitale in New York City and