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ABOUT US

UniCarriers has a rich heritage that’s been built over the course of a century. Throughout the years, many things have changed, but our product quality and dedication to reliability have not. Today, we manufacture forklifts that are being used across virtually every supply chain in every industry, keeping us at the very heart of global commerce.  

BUILT IN AMERICA

See our commitment to manufacturing in the U.S.

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LEADERSHIP

Meet the executive team bringing UniCarriers forward.

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HISTORY

Learn about the last 100 years of redefining reliability.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Check out the green initiatives we've put in place.

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BUILT IN AMERICA

Our Marengo, Illinois, location is both a state-of-the art manufacturing facility and headquarters to our North and South American operations. At over half a million square feet, the space employs sophisticated manufacturing and robotic equipment — plus more than 475 highly skilled and well-trained professionals. We also have a Parts Distribution Facility, a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing annex building and a brand-new design center that is currently being built.

Our facility’s ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certifications shows our strong customer focus, the commitment of top management, and that advanced processes are in place to help ensure quality, safety and continual improvement in the products we manufacture.

We are committed to manufacturing in the U.S., providing American workers with career opportunities that are challenging and rewarding — while benefiting from an innovative and hard-working labor force.

 Just as important, local manufacturing brings us closer to our customers — creating efficiencies in production, distribution and service that help us bring higher quality and greater value to the marketplace.

 

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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Berry Mansfield

PRESIDENT

A motivated leader with a lifetime of experience.
Dale Mark

Dale Mark

VICE PRESIDENT,
MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
A versatile engineer with business expertise.
Mark Manninen

Mark Manninen

VICE PRESIDENT,
SALES & MARKETING
An experienced driver of revenue and growth.  
Carl Modesette

Carl Modesette

DIRECTOR,
PRODUCT ENGINEERING
A master developer of material handling solutions.
Christy L. Willis

Christy L. Willis

DIRECTOR,
HUMAN RESOURCES
An exceptional strategist building an exceptional team.
Akihiko Tsuchida

Akihiko Tsuchida

DIRECTOR,
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
An expert planner helping us achieve synergy.

OVER 100 YEARS OF RELIABILITY

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2019

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

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2016

UniCarriers becomes part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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2015

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

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2013

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

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2012

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

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2008

Arthur M. Barrett is honored by Industrial Truck Association for his significant contributions to the material handling industry.

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2007

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

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2005

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

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1988

Nissan Motor acquires shares of Barrett Industrial Trucks Inc. of the USA — and U.S. manufacture of forklifts begins.

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1988

Founding of TCM Manufacturing USA, Inc., in South Carolina.

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1965

TCM begins export to USA.

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1957

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

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1950s

The first automated guided vehicle (AGV) was introduced to the market in the 1950s by Arthur M. Barrett.

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1940

Barrett produces its first electric walkie pallet trucks.

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1914

Barrett begins operation as a manufacturer of manual pallet trucks.

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COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

At UniCarriers, we recognize that green initiatives are not only good for the earth, they lead to good business practices — promoting efficiency, reducing waste and building goodwill with our customers now and for generations to come. As a result, we continue to introduce new environmentally responsible policies and practices in order to minimize our ecological footprint in our workplace and our community…and build forklifts that will do the same in yours.

Pounds of waste recycled in FY18

FACILITY INITIATIVES

We have developed action plans with specific targets and processes in place to:

  • Minimize CO2 emissions to reduce our overall carbon footprint
  • Reduce harmful emissions including VOCs to protect the atmosphere, water and soil
  • Recycle resources — reduce, reuse, recycle to attain a 100% resource recovery rate
Reduction in CO2 emissions since 2007

FORKLIFT EFFICIENCIES

Our electric powered forklifts are ideal for indoor applications and the environment — because they produce no emissions at all.

When it comes to forklifts powered by internal combustion engines, our GK21 and GK25 engines have set the standards in:

  • Higher fuel efficiency
  • Lower emissions

In fact, both engines have:

  • Earned certification by the EPA
  • Earned certification by California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Reduced emission levels of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and nitrous oxide

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

THE ILLINOIS GOVERNOR'S SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Recognized for demonstrating a commitment to our economy, society and environment through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.

MCHENRY COUNTY 2018 GREEN AWARD WINNER

Recognized the waste reduction, recycling, and conservation efforts of UniCarriers.

GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN AWARD

Recognized for our efforts to incorporate a green initiative into our core supply chain strategy.

UNICARRIERS AMERICAS ISO 14001:2015 CERTIFICATION

Earned by minimizing our carbon footprint and reducing the impact we have on the environment. It demonstrates the commitment we have to our community, our customers and the world.

UNICARRIERS AMERICAS ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

Shows our strong customer focus, the commitment of top management, and that advanced processes are in place to help ensure quality and continual improvement in the products we manufacture.

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Our extensive dealer network and support team are ready to give you the reliability and performance you need. Don’t wait to find out more about UniCarriers forklifts.