A firm foundation for your success
In view of the long and rich engineering, technological and cultural heritage of the MCFE family, and the enormous resources available to it through the various parent organisations and relatives, you can be absolutely confident that we have the power and stability to drive success – now and in the future.
Take a look at the background of our founding partners:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) is one of the world’s largest corporations, leading the way in technologies where reliability makes the difference between success and failure – and between life and death. Spacecraft, aeroplanes, submarines and ships are just a few of its engineering divisions. To the history of Mitsubishi, which can be traced back to 1870, has now been added that of Nichiyu. Established in 1937, Nichiyu developed and introduced Japan’s first ever electric forklift trucks as early as 1939.
The other founding partner, Caterpillar Inc., is a household name whose origins go back to a company merger in California in 1925. Perhaps best known to the public for its earthmoving machines, it is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, gas engines and turbines. The Caterpillar organisation prides itself on generating customer success and driving positive change globally. Those involved in its forklift operations share the same successful customer-focused philosophy – and their products share the same successful ‘DNA’.
As strange as it may sound, our daughter Rocla was founded way back in 1942 – before MCFE existed. The main specialisms for much of its history were warehouse equipment and automated guided vehicles (AGVs), but since working with MCFE the Rocla team has also contributed its expertise, knowledge and technologies to the design and manufacture of counterbalance trucks. The Rocla base in Finland has now been expanded to become MCFE’s main production facility and our global design centre.
Rocla Oy continues to be successful as an international materials handling company and AGV specialist, developing and manufacturing products under the Rocla, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks and Cat® Lift Trucks brands. Together with the separate Rocla subsidiaries in Finland, Russia and Denmark, it forms another part of our strong MCFE family and adds to our capacity to help you succeed.