Since the company’s humble beginnings in 1953, Jungheinrich has developed from a small company with less than ten employees to a leading international supplier of intralogistics solutions and a premium quality global brand. Here is a brief summary of our company history:
Friedrich Jungheinrich, the future company founder, was born.
Ameise® brand was launched. At the same time its trademark protection was registered.
Foundation of H. Jungheinrich & Co. Maschinenfabrik, Hamburg. First electric four-wheel truck Ameise® 55.
Development of the first reach truck Retrak® – a milestone for space-saving storage.
First wheel-supported lift truck Ameise® Junior with tiller steering and starter batteries.
Teletrak, the first automatically controlled and inductively guided stacker.
Jungheinrich UK founded.
Entry into automated stacker market with launch of the ARS automatic rack stacking system.
Palletising/picking systems delivered to automate order-picking processes.
New generation of environmentally friendly diesel and LPG fork lift trucks.
Market launch of the deep-stacking Drive-In-System (DIS).
First Retrak® reach truck with central control lever – multiPILOT.
Certification of Jungheinrich environmental management system in accordance with DIN ISO 1400. Development of the first reach truck for wheelchair operators – Retrak® ETV 14.
Founding of Jungheinrich PROFISHOP Germany. Delivery of the 100,000th truck with three-phase AC technology. Presentation of the world's first fork lift truck with a rotating cab.
Foundation of used equipment centre in Dresden. Jungheinrich PROFISHOP launches website for the German market.
New corporate structure: Spin-off of Germany sales, export sales, the Norderstedt plant and Norderstedt spare parts logistics into independent companies.
New plant built in Landsberg (production of electric low lift trucks).
Jungheinrich Warehouse Management System (WMS) introduced.
Start of the mass production of the EJE 112i with lithium-ion technology. Qingpu production plant in China commissioned.
Jungheinrich UK celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Jungheinrich PROFISHOP's 10th anniversary in Germany.
Jungheinrich PROFISHOP website launched for the UK market.