With Hyster, dependability means being tough and resourceful.
We've been doing more than just the heavy lifting since our founding during the Great Depression. Hyster got its start in 1929 creating logging equipment in the rugged Pacific Northwest, and has since grown to become one of the most iconic names in the material handling industry. In 1940, we realized there was a need for small lift trucks, too, and released the "Hand Andy." Our philosophy of adapting led us to innovate 130 models spanning five classes by 1960. The rest is history.