Lexington, KY (August 10, 2016) – CLARK Material Handling Company’s 2015 year-end favorable sales results placed the company solidly in Modern Materials Handling Magazine’s prestigious rankings of “Top 20” lift truck manufacturers. A consistent participant in these rankings, this marks the first appearance inside the “Top 10” of this global list.
Dennis Lawrence, CLARK President and Chief Executive Officer, commented on the organization’s top ten position. “Clearly we are pleased with the company’s overall performance, both in terms of overall revenue and the depth of our product offerings. CLARK is performing well for its shareholders and the communities, dealers and families we serve. While this ranking validates we are doing many things well, we still have work to do in many areas of our business.”
CLARK, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017, is currently implementing several deliberate changes to its North American business to support continued overall organic business growth. Production of the company’s popular TMX, ECX, PWX and HWX electric models have been re-shored to Lexington, Kentucky and join the NPX and ESX as models, “Assembled in America, Built to Last.” The company has ramped up its hiring and recruiting efforts, particularly in the areas of manufacturing, engineering and dealer support to support increasing sales and product development demands. Additionally, the general office area of CLARK’s North American headquarters are being completely updated and re-organized to facilitate improved interdepartmental communications and productivity.
As CLARK approaches its 2017 centennial milestone numerous initiatives are underway to ensure the company’s overall upward trajectory continues. In the coming year new products and technologies are planned for introduction to end-users. The company has introduced an enhanced Dealer Portal system and social media initiatives. Additionally, continued enhancements to the CLARK distribution network will continue.
Scott Johnson, Vice President of Dealer Services, noted, “We continue to look for dealers which we can align with whose business models include thoughtful and consistent market share growth for themselves and our brand. Profitable share is essential for both the OEM and the dealer. Our core distributors understand this essential element and we continuously work together to ensure mutual success.”
About CLARK Material Handling Company
CLARK Material Handling Company, an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline-powered material handling truck, will be celebrating 100 years in the material handling business in 2017. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CLARK is a privately held global company and has built more than one million forklifts across its history. CLARK supplies a full range of internal combustion and electric trucks and parts which are distributed through its global network of more than 550 dealers.
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