Different automotive applications require different material handling solutions. At Yale we design trucks to meet the most specific needs of the automotive industry and supply chain.

Our wide range of ICE, electric and warehouse trucks provide tailored solutions for a range of automotive industry processes, handling everything from raw materials to loading and unloading finished goods and picking products in busy warehouses. So, you can always choose the right tool for the right job.

Increasing importance of health & safety and quality

Safe operations are paramount across all stages of the automotive industry supply chain. Two tractor and tugger train systems for production lines secure faster, flexible, precision-timed deliveries and contribute to improving quality.

Push for greater sustainability

Automotive manufacturers are early adopters of technology, and more efficient, greener power options are always at the top of their innovation list.

  • Maximise sustainability through alternative power options
  • Enhance useful battery life with less recharging time
  • Eliminate bulky and costly battery change infrastructures

Lithium-ion batteries have longer useful life, reduced recharging time, lower energy consumption, and generate less recycling waste. Electric counterbalance forklifts powered by integrated lithium-ion technology offer a power solution built for both indoor and outdoor applications that demand high efficiency, charging flexibility, zero maintenance and smart sustainability.

Fleet optimisation and operational efficiency

Ensuring the fleet is right for the operation is of great importance across the automotive supply chain. The right truck type, size and mix optimises operational efficiency and minimises total cost of ownership (TCO).

  • Reduce maintenance disruptions and operational downtime
  • Establish appropriate maintenance plan and reduce unnecessary interventions
  • Extend the useful life of your equipment and optimise productivity

Fleet management programmes can help right-size lift truck fleets, establish appropriate maintenance plans, and help extend the useful life of equipment.

Just in time and just in sequence operations

Smooth flow of production in the automotive industry requires precise handling of materials at the right time and in sequence. Optimise your workflow through a reliable and independent means of materials handling.

  • Manage long run times to retrieve and deliver parts
  • Overcome potential downtime and quality issues
  • Meet demand when supply is under time pressure

Seated tow tractors are ideal for indoor/outdoor applications where long travel distances are needed. They are designed for use in a wide range of automotive applications, particularly line-feed operations.

Space utilisation

Space saving and increased shop floor utilisation are common themes in the automotive supply chain. Move loads and deliver faster in limited space while reducing storage footprint.

  • Use trucks with a compact turning radius, ideal for confined areas
  • Reduce inventory of parts and semi-finished products

Agile electric trucks tow tractors and tugger train systems deliver high productivity in constrained spaces.

Need help looking for the right solution? Find your nearest Yale dealer today.