October 29, 2019
CLARK MATERIAL HANDLING COMPANY ANNOUNCES OPENING OF VIETNAM HIGH VOLUME PRODUCTION FACTORY
Lexington, KY- October 29, 2019 - CLARK Material Handling Company today announced it has begun high volume production out of its new manufacturing facility located in Vietnam. This facility is part of CLARK's global manufacturing platform and will support product demands for North America, Europe and Australia.
Dennis Lawrence, President and CEO of CLARK commented on Vietnam production for the U.S., "CLARK is an American brand driven around the world and built around the world. The addition of this facility, which will augment the assembly we do here in Lexington of eight models, ensures the company has a broad manufacturing plan that can support global demand and specific regional product needs. I have been to this facility and met with their teams. They are committed to quality, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction. This is a very positive step for the global company’s long-term health."
This facility, which has annual capacity of 10,000 units, is a fully integrated plant utilizing the CLARK Production System (CPS). Using this system will enable this factory to handle complex welding, painting, assembly as well as finished good storage. Additionally, this facility houses a full purchasing and engineering teams to support cost competitive and market specific designs. The total campus is five acres and has room for future expansion. CLARK Material Handling International and CLARK Material Handling, USA are joint owners in this venture. Young An has over a decade of in-country business experience thru its bus and headwear divisions and has an excellent understanding of the country’s infrastructure and customs.
Scott Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing noted the importance of this additional manufacturing operation, "The products involved, primarily internal combustion models support the U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets. Vietnam gives CLARK three plants to support S-SERIES and larger capacity IC production. This assembly capacity combined with our new equipment factory stock levels in Lexington ensure our Dealers and end-user customers have excellent product availability. Dealers will start seeing these trucks in the North American market in the next 90 days."
CLARK manufacturing facility consists of multiple buildings that house manufacturing, engineering,
puchasing and materials.
The CLARK Vietnam facility is configured to build multiple models on its high-volume line.
This facility has excellent access to major transportation routes and an extensive supplier base.
About CLARK Material Handling Company
CLARK Material Handling Company has been an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline powered material handling truck in 1917. CLARK has over 550 locations worldwide with dealer representation in more than 80 countries. A full range of I.C. and Electric trucks for diverse applications are available in the CLARK product line. For more information about CLARK, CLARK products and job opportunities at CLARK, please visit: www.clarkmhc.com