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CLARK Europe GmbH

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"The inventor of the forklift and its history"

2014

The new pallet truck and power stacker „SX“ and „PX“ plus the reach truck „SRX“ are introduced”

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2014

CLARK Europe opens its new headquarters in Duisburg/Germany

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2013

Introduction of 12 new CLARK warehouse lift trucks

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2012

To meet the continuously rising demand of industrial forklift trucks, Clark opened his third volume factory. The upcoming industrial region of San Luis Potosi in Mexico being the best location.

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2012

Clark extends its electric forklift series with the GEX 40-50

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2011

Successful start of the Cark App for Ipads and Iphones.

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2011

Clark introduces its first tow tractor the CTX 40/70

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2011

Clark laid the cornerstone of its new production facility in Mexico. Additionally, Clark increases the production capacity in its Chinese plant.

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2010

Clark extends its GEN2 series and introduces the C40-55s (LPG or diesel engine).

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2009

50th Anniversary of Young An

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2008

World premiere of the two new electric trucks GEX and GTX with their outstanding turning radius.

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2007

New European headquarters in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

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2007

90 Years of innovation!
Clark´s forklift celebrates its 90th anniversary.

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2006

CLARK resumes manufacturing of select models in North America.

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2005

TMX/EPX series:
Complete change-over up to 100% AC

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2005

 The new GEN2 Series 
 1,5 to 2,0 t

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2004

In September 2004 the new CLARK EUROPE GMBH has opened in Duisburg, Germany.

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2003

CLARK celebrates its 100th Anniversary under its new ownership, the Young-An Hat Company, and rededicates itself to the continued pursuit of manufacturing the most durable and reliable forklifts produced today.

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2002

Presentation of the new 4-wheel electric series EPG 20/30 whith pneumatic tires in asis and europe.

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2001

 The new GEN2 Series 
 2,0 to 3,5 t

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1998

Purchased Korean manufacturer Samsung. Clark Material Handling Asia was incorporated and a new 312,000-sq. ft. factory was constructed in Changwon, Korea.

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1997

CLARK celebrates the production of its One-Millionth Forklift.

CLARK is the first lift truck manufacturer to achieve the highest ISO 9001 certification for all its plants worldwide.

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1990

CLARK is the first lift truck manufacturer to provide the "Employer's Guide to Material Handling Safety" free on every truck.

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1983

CLARK pioneers the operator restraint system. A seat with vertical "wings" and a seatbelt was developed to keep operators with the truck in the event of a lateral turnover and was made standard equipment on internal combustion trucks. CLARK also offered a retrofit for all eligible trucks in the field. The patent for this safety innovation was offered to all lift truck manufacturers, royalty-free.

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1982

CLARK is the first manufacturer to offer overhead guard rear posts as standard equipment on all stand-up rider forklifts.

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1976

The 500,000th lift truck is manufactured by Clark.

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1972

CLARK offers the first dual voltage electric trucks. These provided varied performance options based on the demandsof the application.

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1967

CLARK was the first manufacturer to provide operator overhead guards as standard equipment on all sit-down rider trucks.

CLARK produced the TW. The first highly maneuverable, three-wheel electric rider truck.

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1956

The first nested I-beam upright was produced by CLARK.This new upright design dramatically improved upright strength and load stability.

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1952

CLARK was the first lift truck manufacturer to provide operator training programs.

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1945

First CLARK lift trucks arrive in Europe.

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1943

CLARK was the first lift truck manufacturer to put warning decals on lift trucks.

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1941 - 1945

CLARK's output of industrial trucks was just over 500 in 1939. In the four years of World War II, production was approximately 23,500 trucks per year and CLARK's plant was running three shifts a day. CLARK supplied substantially 90 percent of all the government requirements for this type of equipment.

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1942

CLARK produced the Carloader, the first electric truck capable of working a full shift. Due to wartime restrictions, the product introduction was postponed to 1945.

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1928

The first Tructier was introduced, the forerunner of CLARK's line of modern forklift trucks.

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1927

CLARK produced the first Clarktor, a gas-powered, four-wheel towing tractor with drawbar pull capacities from 2,100 to 12,000 lbs. (1050 to 6000 kg.).

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1924

The Duat was used as the foundation of the first gas-powered forklift truck.

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1923

CLARK produced the Duat (do this, do that), the first gas-powered, three-wheel tow tractor with 1,500 lbs. (750 kg.) of drawbar pull capacity.

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1920

CLARK was the first lift truck manufacturer to put warning decals on lift trucks.

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1917

The first Tructractor was built to haul materials between various departments of CLARK's axle plant. Visitors to the plant were impressed with the practicality of this truck, and asked CLARK to build trucks
for them. In 1918, eight Tructractors were built and in 1919 CLARK manufactured and sold over 75 trucks.

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1903

The Company was founded as the Colfor Tool Company manufacturing twist drills for the railway industry.

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