On 1st October 2017, Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift and UniCarriers became one.
Mitsubisho Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd and UniCarriers Corporation have undergone a management integration, making a new start as Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd.
“LOGISNEXT” signifying “Logistical Equipment & System Solutions Next,” is meant to embody the new company’s strong determination to continue providing customers with optimal solutions to the issues they face involving both material-handling equipment and distribution systems, as well as contribute to the society.
The launch ceremony was held on 2 October, the day after the start of operations, at the new company’s head office, the former head office of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. (Nagaokakyo-city, Kyoto-pref.). The event was attended by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries President Shunichi Miyanaga representing the MHI Group and M-FET President Atsushi Maekawa on behalf of and M-FET Group, as well as Chairman Hideaki Ninomiya and President Takashi Mikogami from the new company.
President Takashi Mikogami spoke about his ambitions, stating that “I want us to keep in mind the doctrine of ‘Cool head, Clean hands, Warm heart,’ and create a corporate culture based on the ‘Three G Principles’ (genba, genbutsu and genjitsu (real place, real thing and real activity)). I believe we will be a flexible and mighty company.”
Brands under the onus of Mitsubishi Logisnext are: Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, UniCarriers, Nichiyu Electric Forklift, CAT Lift Trucks, and TCM – making it the third biggest company in the forklift industry, and the second biggest in the MHI Group. As part of the M-FET Group, the company will work to achieve its new medium-term management plan “Perfect Integration 2020,” and further strengthen its unified business foundation.
Combining the former two companies’ individual strength, the newly formed Mitsubishi Logisnext looks to the future, aiming to be a world-class general material handling machinery manufacturer providing advanced logistics solutions worldwide.