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Nissan Forklift Dealer since 1978

Forklift Systems has been a proud Nissan forklift dealer since the days of Datsun lift trucks, way back in 1978. Forklift Systems has seen remarkable growth since that time and so has Nissan Forklift. Nissan now has a full line of excellent quality products, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks. Their powerful range of electric lifts have grown to include narrow aisle reach trucks and order pickers, very narrow aisle and motorized hand pallet trucks.

Nissan Forklift CorporationNissan Forklift, for more than fifty years, has been a global provider of high performance forklift and material handling equipment. Under the Nissan Forklift brand , it produces engine-powered and electric-powered forklifts, including cushion forklifts, pneumatic forklifts, pallet stackers, pallet trucks, order selectors, reach trucks, and tow tractors.  Until 2013,  Nissan Forklift Corporation was a wholly owned subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.  In 2013, Nissan Forklift Corporation changed it’s name to UniCarriers Americas and became a subsidiary of UniCarriers Corporation, a new company entity partially owned by Nissan Motor LTD.

The History of Nissan Forklift

Nissan produced its very first forklift truck in 1957.  In 1961, via an assembly line in its Japanese Totsuka Plant, Nissan began the mass production of forklifts under the company Shinnikkokukogyo Co. Ltd. Nissan was manufacturing its forklifts for U.S. distribution by 1965. In 1988 it acquired Barrett Industrial Trucks Inc. of the United States to begin local manufacturing of its forklifts inside the U.S. Nissan expanded its forklift business into Spain with the establishment of Nissan Motor Ibercia S.A in 1989.  Nissan Forklift Corp. in North America officially opened in 1993, merging forklift manufacturing and sales activities. By 1995 it formed a new Spanish entity for its forklift business with Nissan Forklift Espana S.A., after separating from Nissan Motor Iberica.  A similar situation precipitated the establishment of Nissan Forklift Europe B.V. after it separated from Nissan Europe N.V. In 2000 Nissan announced an alliance with another large Japanese manufacturing heavy weight, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. In 2002 it also opened Nissan Forklift in Shanghai, China. In October 2007 Atlet AB of Sweden joined the Nissan Group.

Nissan Forklift Corporation in the Americas

Nissan Forklift Corp. N.A.

Marengo, Illinois is home to Nissan Forklift Corporation’s North and South American headquarters, by 2012 a team of 350 associates was dedicated to the design, manufacture and support of our products. Nissan’s ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certifications ensure all facets of Nissan Forklift’s operation have earned the quality seal their customers have come to expect, while never losing focus on their environmental responsibility by creating systems that minimize the impact of their products and processes.

Nissan Forklift is driven by its passion for attaining total customer satisfaction. Nissan Forklift is proud of its rich heritage of offering products that deliver high value to their owners. With the same meticulous quality standards and manufacturing principles incorporated into their forklift operations, the result is no less than the finest material handling equipment the industry has to offer.

To meet the needs of its customers, Nissan Forklift added Swedish warehouse manufacturer Atlet AB to its family, reflecting Nissan Forklift’s dedication to supporting the global requirements of our customer base. Today, all four production facilities offer exceptional flexibility to respond to a variety of changing product needs by offering a range of innovative designs.

Nissan Forklift Product Offerings

Nissan Platinum II Cushion Tire Lift Truck


Applications: Manufacturing, Warehousing, Recycling, Beverage/Bottling and Trucking

Powered by our industrial engines, our rugged Platinum II Internal Combustion (IC) cushion tire forklift truck deliver greater torque and horsepower to satisfy a variety of high cycle manufacturing, warehouse or other indoor applications. Available in LP, Gas* or both, our fuel management system optimizes engine operation to provide excellent fuel efficiency and reduced CO, HC and NOx exhaust emissions inside your operation. Each Platinum II comes standard with our comprehensive engine protection system to warn operators in case of excessive heat or a severe drop in oil pressure, providing extended engine and drive train life for your lift truck investment.

Nissan Platinum II Pneumatic Tire Lift Trucks


Applications: Manufacturing, Warehousing, Recycling, Beverage/Bottling and Trucking

Powered by our industrial LP, Dual Fuel (Gas/LP), Gas or Diesel engines, our rugged Platinum II Internal Combustion (IC) lift truck deliver greater torque and horsepower for a variety of tough inside or outside applications, keeping your operation highly productive. Our fuel management system (LP/Gas) optimizes engine operation to provide excellent fuel economy and reduced exhaust emissions. Each Platinum II pneumatic forklift truck comes standard with our comprehensive engine protection system to warn operators in case of excessive heat or a severe drop in oil pressure, providing extended engine and drive train life for your lift truck investment.

Nissan Platinum BX 4-Wheel Electric Lift Trucks


Applications: Manufacturing, Warehousing & Distribution, Bottling

The Nissan BX series is AC electric powered with high productivity and extended working hours. Owners will enjoy long per-charge operating hours. Drivers experience supreme operator comfort and ergonomics. With ultra low noise levels, Nissan Risk Reduction System (RRS), built-In-Test-Equipement (BITE), full onboard fault diagnostics, you will profit fro low maintenance cost on the BX series of electric forklifts.

Nissan Walkie/Rider RPX Pallet Truck


Applications: Manufacturing, Warehousing; Flexible design allows use in various operating environments

Every detail of Nissan Forklift’s series of AC-powered Platinum Walkie/Rider pallet trucks has been meticulously engineered to deliver consistent, reliable performance for even the harshest working conditions. Included in their design are features to satisfy your operator’s need for comfort and control, resulting in sustained productivity. And never once did we lose sight of the Nissan quality and durability our customers have come to rely upon for a half century. For all these reasons and more, these AC-powered walkie/rider pallet trucks are a solid investment worth making.

Nissan AC Electric Reach Truck


Applications: Manufacturing, Warehousing & Distribution

Single-Reach - Rated at 3,500 to 4,500lbs.
Double-Reach - Rated to 3,000lbs

The Platinum SRX Reach Truck Series is designed and manufactured to be among the most reliable trucks in the market. The dependability yof the mast and roller bearing design has been proven for more than a decade, delivering greater stability and capacity retention at high lift heights. The addition of the Platinum SRX Reach Truck Series complements our entire line up of rugged electric material handling equipment. From Stand Up Riders, to Walkie/Rider Pallet trucks, Nissan Forklift users depend on our uncompromising value and enjoy greater productivity throughout their warehouse.

Nissan Electric Order Selector


Applications: Warehousing, Furniture Picking, Piece Picking, High Level Picking

Increase operator comfort, while making your warehouse a safer and more productive place with UniCarriers OP Order Picker Series. The OP Series offers its users simple, secure picking through its innovative Ergolift design. This unique, integrated system allows operators to raise or lower the pallet to a comfortable height while picking or placing loads using a secondary mast located on the fork side. With easier access to the load carrier, operators won't need to bend while stacking or retrieving product, helping prevent excessive back stress often associated with this type of work. Its heavy-duty protective railing encloses the platform to eliminate the need for a harness. Offered in two models and a choice of nine mast heights, the OP Series features a robust three-stage, high visibility mast and is available with load lift heights of up to 406 inches (10.3 meters).

Nissan AC Electric Tow Tractor & Tuggers


Applications: Versatile solution in rider applications pulling cart/trailer trains and as walkie for order selection; Ideal for pharmaceutical industry needs

Versatile solution in rider applications pulling cart/trailer trains and as walkie for order selection. Featuring 5.2 HP brushless AC drive motor, adjustable steerhead includes coast control and integrated sidetracker, automatic jaw coupler with foot release, padded front wall and operator backrest, electronic brake system with push button release, and sealed switches and logic boards for operation in coolers, wet rooms, and freezers down to -20°F (-28.9°C). A large variety of options are available, including battery rollers, convenience tray and rugged twin picking steps.

Nissan WC Electric Walkie Counterbalanced Stackers


Applications: Economical solution for load transfer/stacking and trailer loading & unloading; Ideal for short travel distances

Compact solution for stacking in narrow aisles and/or tight, congested operating environments. Featuring heavy-duty insulated drive motor, exclusive balanced drive system with drive motor, transmission & drive tire mounted in vertical column reduces steer effort, unbalanced torque conditions and cable flexing, 7″ diameter brake drum for exceptional braking response, rugged frame with high under clearance, durable steel covers offer greater component protection, and thumb-operated butterfly speed controls.

What Nissan Forklift has to Offer

With production facilities strategically located in the USA, Europe, and Japan , no one is better placed to meet the demands of different markets. Additional manufacturing facilities are planned in new regions of the world

Every Nissan Forklift is the result of extensive research that includes basic performance, durability, safety, operational ease, environmental information and invaluable user feedback. It’s this painstaking attention to detail that will enable us to deliver the highest technical standard and quality possible in the future.

Every engine is developed with both economical performance and environmental impact as major considerations. All of our LPG engines are equipped with both a three-way catalyst as standard and Nissan’s Engine Concentrated Control System (ECCS) – an engine management system that provides maximum fuel economy and performance at all times. Together these technologies also reduce emissions by up to 98%. Nissan diesel engines are also ultra-clean and ultra fuel-efficient.

As one the world’s leading manufacturers, Nissan Forklift offers a full range of vehicles for the majority of the industry. This includes LPG gas, and diesel forklifts, three and four-wheel electric models, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, pallet stackers, and tuggers.

Nissan products are supplied across a network of more than 800 dedicated outlets covering 75 countries worldwide. Each Nissan Forklift dealer has a competent, experienced sales force is available to recommend the ideal balance of equipment and the best way to acquire it – from direct purchase or lease, to short-term or long-term rental.

Nissan understands that customers need their materials handling equipment to keep running, especially in high-demand operations. A well-organised and rapid service network is available to provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We can also advise and support fleet customers in creating their maintenance schedules, effective repair procedures and emergency parts stock to maximize productivity. Specialist training can also be provided for customer service engineers and forklift operators.

The operational reliability of your vehicle is further enhanced by the availability and efficient supply of genuine parts. Extensive parts stock is located within the regional network. With shipping overnight for delivery to the Nissan Forklift dealer network or direct to the customer’s location.

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Nissan Forklift - New Platinum Series Forklift Features

Nissan Forklift Company, Ltd. 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.

Nissan forklift innovation timeline

Nissan Forklift Innovation Timeline

Since 1957 when it first started the production of Forklifts in Japan , Nissan has enjoyed phenomenal success. Here are some of the highlights.

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