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UniCarriers Forklift

UniCarriers is an American manufacturer proudly part of a global corporation. Designing and manufacturing forklift equipment with outstanding performance and greater uptime. Backed by the
best standard warranty in the industry.

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UniCarriers Forklift was formed with the merging of TCM into Nissan Forklift Corporation and the renaming of Nissan as UniCarriers. The new company was established in order to assume the role of a forklift industry leader and to compete more aggressively in a changing material handling environment.

New Company - Same Quality

Through the integration of TCM, Nissan Forklift, Barrett, and Atlet, UniCarriers Corporation offers the market over a century’s worth of combined experience, and product value that has long been considered among the best in the industry.

UniCarriers Forklifts manufacturers of electric, cushion, pneumatic forklifts, reach trucks, order selectors, and pallet jacks

UniCarriers: Integration of Four Brands

Through the integration of TCM, Nissan Forklift, Barrett, and Atlet, UniCarriers Corporation offers the market over a century’s worth of combined experience, and product value that has long been considered among the best in the industry.

Nissan Forklift is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-performance material handling equipment, offering a full range of forklifts for your logistics operation.

Barrett Electric Lifts is one of the oldest and most recognized manufacturers of electric narrow aisle forklifts, pallet trucks and jacks.

Atlet is one of Europe’s leading forklift manufacturers and material handling experts, committed to improving the profitability of your material handling.

TCM is a pioneer in developing and manufacturing sturdy, extremely durable forklifts that have an excellent reputation among users for manoeuvrability and reliability.

With our merger, UniCarriers forklifts will no longer be just a peripheral business unit within a broader automotive company. We will be able to focus on what we do best – forklifts. Forklift trucks will be our sole business. This focus allows us to rethink our business model to bring customers smarter logistics solutions faster. With forklifts as our primary focus, we’re revisiting our business model and putting customers front and center. Our customer-centric approach will define everything we do from product development to service delivery.

A New Beginning

UniCarriers Americas corporate headquarters was established in Americas heartland at the former offices of Nissan Forklift Corporation in Marengo, Illinois. Located just 65 miles northwest of Chicago and less than 20 miles south of the Wisconsin border, UniCarriers Americas Corporation has been proudly producing material handling equipment in its expanded facility since the 1980s. We also have a UniCarriers Forklift Parts Distribution Facility, a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing annex building and a brand-new design center on campus. Here our seasoned workforce is dedicated to ensuring a superior customer experience, having earned UniCarriers Americas its solid reputation as a quality leader in the material handling industry.

UniCarriers’ Corporate Philosophy

Practicing the following values will help lead UniCarriers Forklift on our journey to becoming a global market leader:

Working from a global market perspective, make every effort to provide customers with optimal solutions at a fair price;

Continuously expand our business by fully engaging all three of our innate assets (Capital, Customers, Employee Talent) to yield profits which will contribute to society;

Provide a working environment for employees that offers both intellectual and financial fulfillment, so they and their families can attain happiness and prosperity

We are confident that by being mindful of these values on a daily basis, UniCarriers Corporation will create a positive global influence, from economic growth to the protection of our environment.

The “Uni” of our name conveys our UniquenessUnity and Universality, symbolizing the common thread that binds our distinct strengths. In addition to our new name, the core color elements of our new visual identity reinforce our passion for the earth and infinite sky, reminding us of our limitless possibilities for attaining our goals.

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UniCarriers History

Announced a partnership with Rocla AGVs as part of UniCarriers System Solutions.

UniCarriers Forklift becomes part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Nissan Forklift, TCM and Barrett product lines are consolidated, and all equipment is marketed exclusively under the UniCarriers forklift brand.

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.

UniCarriers America Marengo Illinois headquarters

Nissan Forklift History

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

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

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.