Forklift Business

창립100주년

History

1903
CLARK founded / Manufacturing automotive parts as a mother company of CLARK Forklift Truck
1917
The world's first IC engine-powered industrial truck (Tructractor) was builtand commercialized
1920
The world's first platform lift truck that used hydraulics was introduced (Truclift)
1924
The world's first forklift truck with mechanical lifting attachments was introduced (Duat)
1926
The world's first tow tractor with a single caster steer wheel was introduced (CLARKat).
1928
The world's first IC engine-powered four wheel lift truck with telescopic lift mechanism that used hydraulics was introduced / a portent of modern forklift trucks
1942
Electric forklift truck was developed (Carloader) / One of CLARK forklift truck models exported to worldwide and widely known
1951
Small electric powered stacker was developed (Powerworker)/ It can be effectively used in small indoor area
1956
The world's first Nested I-beam upright with improved load stability was produced.
1965
CLARK was the first to provide overhead guard as standard equipment on its all sit-down riders.
1967
The first electric three-wheel rider in USA was introduced (TW).
1976
The world's first production of 500,000th forklift trucks.
1983
The industry's first operator seat with safety wing and seat belt was introduced / offered as standard
1985
M-series, new IC engine forklift truck was introduced and rewarded ""Lift Truck of the Year"" by British Fork Truck Association.
1995
The Genesis series with dramatically improved productivity and operator comfort was launched
2001
New global model GEN2 series was released and rewarded ""Good Design"" by Korean government.
2005
The first electric forklift truck with A/C motor was introduced in Korea.
2007
New IC engine-powered forklift truck GenTS was introduced.
2014
Electric class 3 products was introduced ( Pallet truck, Stacker, Straddle Stacker)
2017
CLARK's new global model GEN3 series is scheduled to release

The year of 2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of CLARK's development of forklift for the first time in the world. Taking this opportunity, we will make further effort for business growth for the next 100 years and progress of forklift industry