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Mitsubishi and UniCarriers integrate operations

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Inc. plans North American integration of subsidiaries


October 15, 2020
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HOUSTON – Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Inc., the parent company for Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) and UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UniCarriers), says it plans to integrate the operations of the companies within the Americas.

The Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group will provide material handling, automation and fleet solutions to customers across five brands — Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks, UniCarriers, Jungheinrich and Rocla.

“Our goal is to have a stronger, more efficient business to support our customers and dealers,” said Ken Barina, president of Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Inc.

“As one unified operation, we will work together to further enhance our customer product offering and leverage the full strengths and experience of our collective employees and dealers to support customers in the future.”

The group will continue to go to market utilizing current distribution channels and manufacturing facilities located in both Houston, Texas and Marengo, Illinois.

“We know that customers today have high expectations and rising business demands, and we are excited to provide an even broader range of services and solutions to support them in the years ahead,” said Barina.

Redesigned website

As part of this transition, the company launched its new corporate website: www.LogisnextAmericas.com. Serving as a single source for the material handling industry, the site houses its complete portfolio of brands under one roof – including Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks, UniCarriers, Jungheinrich and Rocla product lines.

“The new Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group website provides visitors with the ability to view our complete product and solutions offering in one central place,” said John Sneddon, executive vice-president, sales and marketing at Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Inc.

“From forklift and warehouse products to automation and fleet solutions, the site serves as a one-stop resource for customers. With the growing trend towards automation and digital fleet management solutions, the site also provides customers with additional educational resources and the ability to easily connect and learn more from our experienced team.”

One of the largest lift truck providers globally, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas is part of the global Mitsubishi Logisnext group – Mitsubishi Logisnext Co. Ltd. – based in Kyoto, Japan. Mitsubishi Logisnext is also part of one of the world’s largest companies, the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) group.