As reported by Modern Materials Handling - Lorie King Rogers, Associate Editor
..."To be eligible for Modern's annual top 20 ranking, companies must manufacture and sell lift trucks in at least one of the Industrial Truck Association's seven truck classes: electric motor rider; electric motor narrow aisle; electric motor hand trucks; internal combustion engine, cushion tire; internal combustion engine, pneumatic tire; electric and internal combustion engine tow tractors; rough terrain for lift trucks.Rankings are based on worldwide revenue from powered industrial trucks during each company's most recent fiscal year."
..." Buying a major brand may cost a little more up front, but if there's a problem, you can make a call and it's fixed. The after sales support and service of a product is more important than ever."
..."Last year Modern recommended keeping an eye on emerging Chinese and Indian lift truck suppliers. It's still good advice."