Nissan is a global supplier of material handling automobiles and equipment. Under the brand Nissan Forklift, it produces electric-powered forklift, engine-powered forklift, pallet stacklers, pallet trucks, order selectors, reach trucks and tow tractors.
Company History - In 1957 Nissan produced its first forklift. The mass manufacturing of forklifts as the assembly line started in 1961 in Japan Totuskas Plant under the company of Shinnikkokukogyo Co. Ltd. By 1965 Nissan has expanded its market to the U.S. In 1988 it acquired Barrett Industrial Trucks Inc. of the United States to begin local manufacturing to provide the U.S market. In 1989 Nissan has expanded business into Spain and with the establishment of Nissan Motor Ibercia S.A. In 1993 it officially opened Nissan Forklift Corp. In North America, merging the sales activities and forklift manufacturing. By 1995 it formed a new Spanish entity for its forklift market with Nissan Espana S.A, after separating from Nissan Motor Iberica. Similar situation occur at the establishment of Nissan Forklift Europe B.B after it separated from Nissan Europe N.V. In 2000 Nissan has announced an alliance with yet another large Japanese manufacturing heavy weight, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. In 2002 Nissan has also opened a Nissan forklift plant in Shangai, China. In October 2007 Atlet AB of Sweden Joined Nissan Group.
Company Today - August 2007 market the company's 50-year anniversary as a forklift manufacturer. Today, the company employs 350 people working in over 100 dealerships in more than 200 locations worldwide.