the Company and Early Progress – The Jungheinrich Group was founded by Friedrich
Jungheinrich, born on October 20, 1899. It began as H. Jungheinrich and
Maschinefabrik, in Hamburg, Germany on August 7, 1953. The same year, company
has unveiled their first electric four wheeled lift truck, known as the Ameise
55. The year 1953 was the beginning of the company’s own subsidiary and service
network, the first branch which was opened in Mulheim an Der Ruhr, Germany.
Development through the Years - In 1956 H. Jungheinrich and Co. developed its first reach
truck "the Retrak". Also they have begun developing and producing
electric motors. In 1958 the first Jungheinrich IC engine diesel-powered
counterbalance truck, the Ameise 65 DFG 15 G, was introduced. In 1960 the
company has produced its first wheel supported lift truck, the Ameise Junior.
This model incorporated starter batteries and tiller steering. It allowed companies
with small space to maximize the advantages of pallet storage. The company’s
product line has continued to grow in 1962 when it unveiled its Teletrak line
of AGV’s. Jungheinrich reach new heights in 1968 with a new introduction of new
high stacking and narrow aisle trucks' called the “The ETX". With its
higher reach the ability to move in very narrow spaces, the trick facilitated
better use of store height. This development would be the last as Dr. Friedrich
Jungheinrich has passed away on January 28, 1968.
the Sales Network - In the late 195-'s trough the 60's company has started to
extend their sales outside Germany. In 1956 Jungheinrich established a sales
subsidiary in Austria - it’s the first one that was outside Germany. The
upcoming year, Jungheinrich began with construction of a manufacturing facility
in Hamburg-Wandbek, Germany. When he plant was opened in 1958, Jungheinrich's
manufacturing capacity was significantly improved. The company's network has
even extended further and sales were opened in Italy, Norway and Sweden.
Developments: ‘90s into the New Millennium - The Company continued to introduce
new products to the market, such as drive in system in 1991. In 1994 the
company has introduced the comFOUR concept financing, leasing or renting
options for people who were not able to buy equipment outright. In 1999 the
company has introduced its newly developed hand pallet trucks from 1957 and to
this point as many as 2.5 million hand pallet trucks have been produced and
Today, Jungheinrich has more than 500 sales consultants and over 2,800 mobile
service engineers as in Europe alone. It also has sales and services office
located in 30 countries outside of Europe.