In 1957 Nissan produced its very first forklift. The mass manufacturing of forklifts via an assembly line started in 1961 out of its Japanese Totsuka Plant under the company Shinnikkokukogyo Co. Ltd. By 1965 Nissan was manufacturing its forklifts for the U.S. In 1988 it acquired Barrett Industrial Trucks Inc. of the United States to begin local manufacturing of its forklifts inside the U.S. In 1989 Nissan expanded its forklift business into Spain with the establishment of Nissan Motor Ibercia S.A. In 1993 it officially opened Nissan Forklift Corp. in North America, merging forklift manufacturing and sales activities. By 1995 it formed a new Spanish entity for its forklift business with Nissan Forklift Espana S.A., after separating from Nissan Motor Iberica. A similar situation precipitated the establishment of Nissan Forklift Europe B.V. after it separated from Nissan Europe N.V. In 2000 Nissan announced an alliance with yet another large Japanese manufacturing heavy weight, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. In 2002 it also opened Nissan Forklift in Shanghai, China. In October 2007 Atlet AB of Sweden joined the Nissan Group.
 The Company Today
August 2007 marked the company’s 50-year anniversary as a forklift manufacturer. Today, the company employs 350 people working in over 100 dealerships in more than 200 locations worldwide.
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- ↑ History. Nissan Forklifts Global. 16-02-2009.
- ↑ About Us. Nissan Forklifts Global Official website. 16-02-2009.