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This section explains who we are. Learn more about Jungheinrich PROFISHOP, Jungheinrich UK Ltd, our company history and the AMEISE brand.
Jungheinrich PROFISHOP

Jungheinrich UK first launched its online ‘webshop’ in April 2013 to allow businesses to order Hand Pallet Trucks directly online. Due to the success of the shop, and increasing demand for more product lines, this initial offering has grown into the Jungheinrich PROFISHOP you see today.

Jungheinrich PROFISHOP was launched in the UK in 2017 but our experience and knowledge pool extends further - drawing on the expertise and product portfolio of Jungheinrich AG’s successful PROFISHOP first established in Germany back in 2006.

Our online product portfolio includes selected items from the premium Jungheinrich product range and our traditional Ameise® brand exclusive to Jungheinrich. Our shop also includes an increasing selection of items from other top brands too. All products are characterised by a quality standard - and they are competitively priced too!

Jungheinrich UK

Jungheinrich is one of the world’s leading companies in the material handling equipment, warehousing and material flow engineering sectors.

We are a premium manufacturer of forklift trucks with new and used forklifts available for hire, short term rental and to buy outright. We manufacture Pallet Trucks, Pallet Stackers, Electric Counterbalance Trucks, Gas / Diesel Counterbalance Trucks, Reach Trucks, Very Narrow Aisle Trucks, Tow Tractors, Automated Forklift Trucks, Racking and Fully Automated Intralogistics Solutions.

Our UK headquarters are situated in Milton Keynes. This lies at the hub of a further six strategically located Customer Service Centres in Scotland (Cumbernauld), the North West (Warrington), the North East (Sheffield), the Midlands (Birmingham), the South West (Bristol) and in the South East (Dartford).

Jungheinrich UK was established back in 1963 and today offers the most comprehensive range of intralogistics solutions available from a single source. Whatever your material handling needs, whether it be one Hand Pallet Truck or a fully automated warehouse project, we have the right solution for you.

Jungheinrich Group company history

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:


1899

Friedrich Jungheinrich, the future company founder, was born.

1948  

Ameise® brand was launched. At the same time its trademark protection was registered.

1953   

Foundation of H. Jungheinrich & Co. Maschinenfabrik, Hamburg. First electric four-wheel truck Ameise® 55.

1956   

Development of the first reach truck Retrak® – a milestone for space-saving storage.

1960   

First wheel-supported lift truck Ameise® Junior with tiller steering and starter batteries.

1962   

Teletrak, the first automatically controlled and inductively guided stacker.

1963

Jungheinrich UK founded.

1982   

Entry into automated stacker market with launch of the ARS automatic rack stacking system.

1984   

Palletising/picking systems delivered to automate order-picking processes.

1990   

New generation of environmentally friendly diesel and LPG fork lift trucks.

1991   

Market launch of the deep-stacking Drive-In-System (DIS).

1995   

First Retrak® reach truck with central control lever – multiPILOT.

1998   

Certification of Jungheinrich environmental management system in accordance with DIN ISO 1400. Development of the first reach truck for wheelchair operators – Retrak® ETV 14.

2005   

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.

2006   

Foundation of used equipment centre in Dresden. Jungheinrich PROFISHOP launches website for the German market.

2007   

New corporate structure: Spin-off of Germany sales, export sales, the Norderstedt plant and Norderstedt spare parts logistics into independent companies.

2009   

New plant built in Landsberg (production of electric low lift trucks).

2010

Jungheinrich Warehouse Management System (WMS) introduced.

2011

Start of the mass production of the EJE 112i with lithium-ion technology. Qingpu production plant in China commissioned.

2013

Jungheinrich UK celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2016   

Jungheinrich PROFISHOP's 10th anniversary in Germany.

2017

Jungheinrich PROFISHOP website launched for the UK market.

The AMEISE brand
It’s 1946 in Hamburg, an engineer and inventor by the name of Dr. Friedrich Jungheinrich works with his small team in a modest workshop to develop technical solutions that will one day change the world of material handling. The first pallet trucks and transport equipment to come out of this workshop are given the name: Ameise®.

Named after the German for ‘ant’, this fitted perfectly with the strong, robust and hard-working nature of these first innovations.

On 22nd October 1948, the Ameise® brand was officially created. Dr. Jungheinrich's aim was to provide a distinctive and respected brand that would, over the years, make itself known to millions of employees in Germany and around the world.

Today, over half a century after its creation, the brand is still synonymous with reliability and endurance. The Ameise® range offers robust and practical trucks for everyday tasks in warehouses and workshops, including; manual and electric pallet trucks, scissor lifts, mobile and fixed stackers, manual and electric stackers and small platform trolleys.

Ameise® products are available exclusively online in order to ensure you can buy them at the most competitive prices. They are a great value alternative to the premium quality Jungheinrich products.