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
• 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.
Nissan Forklift Co., Ltd. and TCM Corporation join UniCarriers Group, each becomes 100% subsidiary of UniCarriers Corporation.
Establishment of UniCarriers Holdings Corporation.（Previously called UniCarriers Corporation）
TCM Corporation History
Founding of TCM Forklift (M) Sdn.Bhd. (now called UniCarriers Malaysia Corporation), a joint marketing venture of the forklift sales & service in Malaysia
Each of the wheel loader and snow-plow businesses has been transferred to Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
Three US subsidiaries merged to form TCM America, Inc. TCM Corporation becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co.,Ltd.
Parts center opened in Thailand. New drive unit factory completed at the Shiga Plant.
Founding of TCM Anhui Machinery (now called UniCarriers China Corporation) in China, full ownership by Japanese companies including TCM.
Founding of TCM Distribution USA, Inc. in New Jersey, USA.
iNOMA Series placed on market.
Founding of TCM Asia Distribution Co.,Ltd. (now called UniCarriers Asia Co.,Ltd.), a subsidiary based in Thailand.
New generation forklift ACROBA placed onthe market.
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.
Shiga Plant acquires ISO 9001 certification
Founding of Anhui TCM Forklift (ATF) Co., Ltd., the first forklift plant in China operated by a Japanese firm
Founding of TCM Europe S.A., in Belgium, a marketing subsidiary
Founding of TCM Manufacturing USA, Inc., a forklift manufacturer in South Carolina, USA.
Founding of TCM America (MBK),Inc., the company’s first joint marketing venture.
Company name changed to Toyo Umpanki Co., Ltd.
Founding of Toyo Carriers Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Production of the first Japan-made forklift.
Nissan Forklift Co., Ltd. History
Nissan Forklift Co.,Ltd. is established, succeeding Nissan Motor’s industrial machinery business.
AGRES Li CONCEPT (Lithium ion battery forklift as a concept model) is exhibited at Logis-Tech Tokyo 2008.
Nissan Forklift celebrates 50th Anniversary. Atlet AB (now called UniCarriers Manufacturing Sweden AB) joins Nissan Forklift group.
Takada Kogyo succeeded the Nissan Forklift production from Nissan Motor’s Murayama Plant.
Nissan Forklift Espana (now called UniCarriers Manufacturing Spain S.A.) is established after separating from Nissan Motor Iberica, S.A.
Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America (now called UniCarriers Americas) which coordinates Nissan Forklift manufacturing and sales activities in North America is established.
Local manufacture of forklifts in Spain begins at Nissan Motor Iberica,S.A.
Nissan Motor acquires shares of Barrett Industrial Trucks Inc. of the USA; local manufacture of forklifts begins.
R & D, manufacturing and sales are consolidated at Nissan Motor’s Murayama Plant; all-inclusive and in-house operations are established.
Export to USA begins.
Shinnikkokukogyo Co.,Ltd. (now called Nissan Shatai Co.,Ltd.) commissioned to design and manufacture forklifts.
The first Nissan Forklift rolls off the assembly line at Nissan Motor’s Totsuka plant.