Hyster Recognized for Sustainability and Logistics

Aug. 23, 2013

Hyster Co. was recently selected by Inbound Logistics as one of 75 Green Supply Chain Partners leading the way in sustainability and logistics.

The publication chooses its 75 supply chain partners after considering the company’s participation in public-private partnerships, corporate sustainability initiatives and collaborative customer-driven projects. Editors from Inbound Logistics pick each partner based on their measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition for providing sustainable solutions.

Hyster engineers energy-efficient alternatives to predominantly diesel-operated applications. The forklift manufacturer recently introduced the Hyster J80-100XN lift truck series, an electric alternative for traditionally ICE applications including lumber, stevedoring, heavy manufacturing and paper. In addition to working towards greener technology for its customers, Hyster follows sustainable manufacturing processes and its manufacturing facilities are ISO 14001 certified, denoting the proper management of environmental goals.

“The market has been working to continually reduce emissions, not only to meet regulatory demands, but also in response to market needs,” said Jonathan Dawley, president of Hyster Co. Distribution. “We strive to have our trucks meet and exceed application expectations, including environmental impact. Likewise, we are also building products that run on alternative fuels, making our trucks tough and intelligent at the same time. That’s a great combination for our customers and the environment.”

Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Co. offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power.