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Hyster-Yale Group and Capacity Trucks Enter Partnership to Jointly Develop Electric, Hydrogen and Automation-Ready Terminal Tractors

Hyster-Yale Group and Capacity Trucks are joining forces to address growing demand for environmentally sustainable terminal tractor solutions in port, terminal and distribution center markets.

The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to co-develop electric and hydrogen-powered terminal tractors with automation-ready capabilities. Initial prototypes are targeted to be available in 2021 for market testing.

The collaboration leverages each company’s product expertise in the global material handling solutions market, bringing together Capacity’s robust terminal truck platform and Hyster-Yale Group’s vast experience in lift truck electric powertrain technology and hydrogen fuel cell technology developed by its subsidiary company, Nuvera. VDL Automated Vehicles, a subsidiary of VDL Groep BV, is designated as the preferred integration partner and supplier for automation.

“We are working closely with our customers to achieve their zero-emissions goals and responding to their needs with the most robust electric and hydrogen fuel cell solutions through this strategic partnership with Hyster-Yale,” said Ryan Rockafellow, vice president and general manager, Capacity Trucks.

The agreement reportedly includes exclusive manufacturing and supply provisions, with units branded separately as either Capacity® or Hyster® – one of Hyster-Yale Group’s industry-leading forklift truck brands with an established presence in port, rail terminal and distribution center environments.

In addition to co-developing products, the partnership is reportedly designed to capitalize on the companies’ combined sales, distribution and service capabilities through their existing dealer networks and corporate sales teams.

“Partnering with Capacity enables us to leverage our investment in electrification and automation solutions to better serve our customers as a more comprehensive resource,” said David Leblanc, vice president, strategy, planning and business development, Hyster-Yale Group.

For more information, visit https://www.hyster-yale.com.

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