The NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) headquarters, serving Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has moved to larger premises in Frimley, Surrey, in the UK, incorporating the Engineering Concept Centre.
"For the first time, our colleagues from the UK based Engineering Concept Centre and our colleagues from EMEA headquarters are together under one roof" says Ralf Mock, Managing Director, EMEA. "Having strong and close working relationships between colleagues is very important to ensure that customers and dealers receive a superior level of support."
NMHG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). A selection of Hyster and Yale lift trucks is on display in a glass showroom on the new premises to showcase products to visiting dealers and customers. This will also bring benefits to staff based at the new headquarters.
"Being in close proximity to the forklift trucks every day will help to keep this most important element of our business, the metal, at the forefront of our colleague’s minds" adds Ralf. "It is important for the whole team, engineers and sales teams alike, to feel they know each product inside out."
NMHG offers a full range of dependable materials handling solutions from warehouse equipment up to container handling machines to suit any type of application. By combining the engineering team with the sales and marketing teams at headquarters, the level of support offered both to customers and to dealers is enhanced.
The new NMHG premises are located in Frimley 4 Business Park. The units are combined to provide NMHG with 17,050 sq ft of offices and 10,000 sq ft of industrial, research and development accommodation.
The total number of NMHG staff in the EMEA region is 1,360, with 100 staff members based at the new Frimley headquarters. Other NMHG locations in the region are Masate in Italy, which has 260 staff; Craigavon in Ireland, with 600 staff; and Nijmegen, The Netherlands, which has 400 members of staff. Further NMHG locations in the EMEA region include France, Germany and Irvine in Scotland.
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 5,800 people worldwide.