Since Friedrich Jungheinrich registered the name "Ameise", the German word for "ants", for hand pallet trucks and trolleys in 1948, the Ameise® brand has been inseparably linked with the Jungheinrich success story. The first battery-powered pallet truck also appeared under this name in the same year. Solid, robust workmanship and reliable quality made the pallet trucks such a great success that Ameise® is still used as a synonym for pallet trucks today – irrespective of design and manufacturer.
Another breakthrough came in 1953 when Jungheinrich presented the first electric four-wheel forklift truck, the "Ameise 55" (A55), at the Hanover Fair. The revolutionary idea was that the operator sits on the truck and does not have to use their body strength to steer. With its compact design and small turning radius, the truck could also be used in narrow warehouses – which made it an absolute bestseller.
Since then, a lot has happened at Ameise®: from flexible hand pallet trucks to powerful electric pallet trucks to automated driverless transport systems, the Ameise® range has been constantly expanded with lifting and transport equipment that is as innovative as it is reliable.
1. What makes Ameise® equipment so special?
The brand name for the transport devices from the Ameise® product range was not chosen by chance. The industrious ant can move many times their own weight seemingly effortlessly and with great endurance – Friedrich Jungheinrich transferred these characteristics to his products. To this day, Ameise® stands for:
Reliability and endurance: Thanks to high-quality materials and stable workmanship, Ameise® products are low-wear and made for long-term continuous use.
Safety and comfort: Innovative technologies and designs ensure that daily work can be performed more easily and efficiently with Ameise® transport equipment. Both the physical relief and the safety of warehouse and production workers are always of utmost importance.
Flexibility: Ameise® equipment is compact, easy to manoeuvre and available with different specifications (width, fork length, load capacity).
The secret of the Ameise® brand's success is that there is a suitable solution for the most diverse requirements and applications. This is because Jungheinrich has always been in close contact with its customers and focuses on their needs when developing new transport equipment. This applies not only to matching the latest storage strategies and production technologies, but also to the good price-performance ratio for which Ameise® is known. To this day, customers benefit from the nationwide customer service, reliable spare parts supply and flexible leasing options for Ameise® products.
2. Ameise® at Jungheinrich PROFISHOP
You want to update your warehouse transport technology and are looking for robust equipment for long-term use? In the Ameise® range at Jungheinrich PROFISHOP you will find all the lifting and transport equipment from the tried and tested traditional brand including:
In addition, there are other items from Ameise® that can help you optimise your logistics and transport processes: these include electric tugs and conveyor tables, among others. All Ameise® products are available exclusively in the Jungheinrich PROFISHOP.