Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/17/2014 -- Yale Materials Handling Corporation announced that by working with Seegrid®, the leading provider of vision-guided flexible automated guided vehicles (AGVs), Guided by Seegrid® technology will soon be available to Yale customers. Guided by Seegrid technology will allow Yale customers the opportunity to deploy Seegrid’s premier vision-guided, driverless automation solution in their materials handling applications. No additional infrastructure for navigation such as wires, laser targets, or magnetic tape is required to operate these innovative breakthrough products.
“Our customers have materials handling challenges, and we’re looking to provide solutions that deliver efficiency to their business,” said Brett Schemerhorn, vice president of marketing for Yale. “Seegrid is the recognized industry leader for vision-guided technology, and the Guided by Seegrid technology will enhance efficiency and productivity for our customers’ day-to-day needs.”
Anthony Horbal, CEO of Seegrid said, “This is an important relationship for two strong companies with recognized brands. Seegrid delivers innovative and proven vision-guided navigation technology and with Yale’s sales and service networks and loyal brand customers, the Guided by Seegrid technology is poised for extraordinary success.”
The driverless technology helps offset labor and operating costs and allows employees to be redeployed to value-added roles in the business. The automated transportation of materials may help improve facility productivity, creating a more efficient and profitable operation.
About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Yale Materials Handling Corporation(http://www.yale.com) markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 5,100 people worldwide.
About Seegrid Corporation
Seegrid Corporation (http://www.seegrid.com) provides simple, affordable, flexible vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to the material handling industry. Seegrid flexible AGVs are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments. Seegrid automated pallet trucks, tow tractors, and walkie stackers optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages. Flexible AGVs deliver a rapid return on investment, improve facility safety, and reduce equipment and product damage. Seegrid recently received the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year award by the Pittsburgh Business Times, as well as the Gold Medal Award at the WBT Innovation Marketplace 2013 competitive event. Follow Seegrid Corporation on Twitter at @Seegrid. Visit Seegrid at MODEX, booth #7317, March 17-20 in Atlanta.