CLARK Material Handling Company Information

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Considering a new forklift? Find out what makes CLARK Material Handling one of the oldest and most successful forklift companies on Earth. Learn more about what drives them and why you can depend on their products, their employees and their company.

U.S. Headquarters, Lexington Ky

This nine acre campus features two buildings; the first is a 100, 000 square foot facility that will house sales & marketing, customer service engineering, aftermarket service & support, finance, purchasing, research & development, ISD, and manufacturing. In addition this building features a product showroom to showcase CLARK’s extensive product line as well as a 5,200 square foot training area designed to support and train CLARK’s over 220 North American dealer locations. The second building is 52,000 square feet and is primarily for storing miscellaneous inventory and equipment. These facilities provide a stable base for CLARK to service its valued dealers and customers.

U.S. Forklift Parts Distribution Facility

In December, 1999 we opened our 180,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art parts distribution warehouse.  Design, operational parameters, and personnel were combined to create a world class parts distribution facility which is centrally located to serve all of CLARK’s North American dealers and customers.  The facility is directly managed by CLARK employees, resulting in cost savings and performance improvement over using an outside management company.

About CLARK Material Handling

Presently, there are over 250,000 CLARK lift trucks operating in North America and 350,000 units operating worldwide.

Worldwide, CLARK has one of the broadest product lines in the industry with five major lines. Trucks ranging from 1,500 to 18,000 pound capacities, LPG, gasoline, dual fuel, diesel, narrow-aisle stackers, electric riders and powered hand trucks.

Parts Distribution – CLARK has state-of-the-art parts distribution warehouses in Louisville, Kentucky and Changwon, South Korea. The parts warehouses are centrally located to service all of CLARK’s dealers and customers.

Your CLARK Dealer is your local source for all your parts needs through CLARK TOTALIFT®. Availability of parts through CLARK TOTALIFT®, covers over 120,000 items specifically built for 20 different brands of lift trucks and other industrial equipment.

For the past nine decades, CLARK has been one of the industry’s most progressive and responsive manufacturers, continuously seeking innovative ways to improve product, expand service and provide value to its customers.

CLARK currently has one of the largest dealer support networks in the material handling industry in North America, boasting over 230 locations. We have over 550 locations worldwide with dealer representation in more than 80 countries.

CLARK continues to be an industry leader with innovative product development, including safety features such as the operator restraint system, pioneered by CLARK and adopted as a standard feature on all forklift trucks.

ISO 9001 — CLARK, the first forklift manufacturer in the world to be certified in compliance with the internationally accepted quality standard ISO 9001 for all its forklift manufacturing plants worldwide.CLARK’s on-going commitment is to have the Number 1 Quality system in the industry.

ISO 14001 — CLARK‘S Korean facility acquired its ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) certificate in 2001. This places CLARK in a dominant position in the market to be prepared for any environmental restrictions.

Lean Manufacturing — CLARK adopted the highly successful and efficient system of “Lean Manufacturing” for its assembly plants, and has completed the transition of its Korean plant. “Lean Manufacturing” was developed to ensure the most efficient and effective method of manufacturing plant management and use of resources. COPS (Clark Optimized Production System) focuses not only on production efficiencies, but also on quality of product and services.

Engineering — Through CLARK‘s new product development and value engineering program, product engineers and suppliers work together to minimize costs and, at the same time, improve the quality and efficiency of our products.

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