MCFA marks production
of its 350,000th forklift
Aug 29, 2011 10:25 AM
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc (MCFA) recently celebrated the manufacturing of its milestone 350,000th forklift, a feat equivalent to producing enough forklifts to stretch across Texas.
MCFA reached the landmark number through the manufacturing and distribution of three distinct brands of material handling equipment: Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks, and Jungheinrich warehouse products.
More than 700 MCFA employees, including recently appointed company president Hiroshi Nagai, gathered recently for an ice cream social to celebrate the manufacturing milestone. The 350,000th forklift, a member of the 3,000Ė7,000-lb Internal Combustion (IC) Pneumatic Tire lift truck family, painted blue and branded MCFA, was on display and later will be used in fabrication and assembly tasks around the firmís facilities.
MCFA was formed in 1992 when Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) entered into a business relationship with Caterpillar Industrial Inc (CII). The company produced its 100,000th forklift in 1998, and four years later moved into its current headquarters in west Houston TX. In 2005, MCFA celebrated the shipment of its 250,000th forklift.
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