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The Development Of a New Brand – Unicarriers

Forklifts November 8, 2016

Unicarrier

UniCarrier’s are a new very forklift brand, with a very old History.  Lencrow Materials Handling is the Australian dealer for Unicarrier’s in Australia.  So lets take a look at Unicarrier and how they have developed to become a world leading forklift brand.

UniCarriers Group – UniCarriers Holdings Corporation – UniCarriers Corporation

2013

• TCM Corporation and Nissan Forklift Co., Ltd. are integrated as UniCarriers Corporation.

• Establishment of the regional headquarters in Europe (Germany), Americas (USA), Asia (Thailand) and China.

• Reorganization of both TCM and Nissan Forklift direct sales network in Japan market.

• Production of forklifts is consolidated in both Japan & the US markets.

(US – South Carolina production is moved to Marengo, Illinois)

(Japan – Totsuka of Takada Kogyo is moved to Shiga)

• Establishment of Global Component Technologies Corporation.

2012

Nissan Forklift Co., Ltd. and TCM Corporation join UniCarriers Group, each becomes 100% subsidiary of UniCarriers Corporation.

2011

 Establishment of UniCarriers Holdings Corporation.(Previously called UniCarriers Corporation)

TCM Corporation History

2011

Founding of TCM Forklift (M) Sdn.Bhd. (now called UniCarriers Malaysia Corporation), a joint marketing venture of the forklift sales & service in Malaysia

2010

Each of the wheel loader and snow-plow businesses has been transferred to Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

2009

Three US subsidiaries merged to form TCM America, Inc. TCM Corporation becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co.,Ltd.

2007

Parts center opened in Thailand. New drive unit factory completed at the Shiga Plant.

2006

Founding of TCM Anhui Machinery (now called UniCarriers China Corporation) in China, full ownership by Japanese companies including TCM.

2005

Founding of TCM Distribution USA, Inc. in New Jersey, USA.

2004

iNOMA Series placed on market.

2001

Founding of TCM Asia Distribution Co.,Ltd. (now called UniCarriers Asia Co.,Ltd.), a subsidiary based in Thailand.

2000

New generation forklift ACROBA placed onthe market.

1999

Shiga Plant acquires ISO 14001 certification. Company renamed TCM Corporation on it’s 50th anniversary. Agreement for joint manufacture of wheel loaders with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co.,Ltd.

1997

Shiga Plant acquires ISO 9001 certification

1993

Founding of Anhui TCM Forklift (ATF) Co., Ltd., the first forklift plant in China operated by a Japanese firm

1990

Founding of TCM Europe S.A., in Belgium, a marketing subsidiary

1988

Founding of TCM Manufacturing USA, Inc., a forklift manufacturer in South Carolina, USA.

1976

Founding of TCM America (MBK),Inc., the company’s first joint marketing venture.

1954

Company name changed to Toyo Umpanki Co., Ltd.

1949

Founding of Toyo Carriers Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Production of the first Japan-made forklift.

Nissan Forklift Co., Ltd. History

2010

Nissan Forklift Co.,Ltd. is established, succeeding Nissan Motor’s industrial machinery business.

2008

AGRES Li CONCEPT (Lithium ion battery forklift as a concept model) is exhibited at Logis-Tech Tokyo 2008.

2007

Nissan Forklift celebrates 50th Anniversary. Atlet AB (now called UniCarriers Manufacturing Sweden AB) joins Nissan Forklift group.

2001

Takada Kogyo succeeded the Nissan Forklift production from Nissan Motor’s Murayama Plant.

1995

Nissan Forklift Espana (now called UniCarriers Manufacturing Spain S.A.) is established after separating from Nissan Motor Iberica, S.A.

1993

Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America (now called UniCarriers Americas) which coordinates Nissan Forklift manufacturing and sales activities in North America is established.

1989

Local manufacture of forklifts in Spain begins at Nissan Motor Iberica,S.A.

1988

Nissan Motor acquires shares of Barrett Industrial Trucks Inc. of the USA; local manufacture of forklifts begins.

1975

R & D, manufacturing and sales are consolidated at Nissan Motor’s Murayama Plant; all-inclusive and in-house operations are established.

1965

Export to USA begins.

1961

Shinnikkokukogyo Co.,Ltd. (now called Nissan Shatai Co.,Ltd.) commissioned to design and manufacture forklifts.

1957

The first Nissan Forklift rolls off the assembly line at Nissan Motor’s Totsuka plant.

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