Go back

Yale increases footprint in Turkey with new dealer appointment

Yale Europe Materials Handling has increased its presence in Turkey with the appointment of Universal Handlers as its exclusive dealer for the country. 

Universal Handlers is part of STFA Group who is one of the biggest conglomerates Turkey. The company’s appointment as the exclusive sales and service dealer for Turkey reinforces Yale’s position as an increasingly important brand in the European materials handling equipment market.

With an extensive range of Yale warehouse equipment and counterbalance forklift trucks, Universal Handlers can now provide customers across Turkey with a significant range of products and services from this leading global brand. 

Richard Root, Yale EMEA director of dealer business development, said he was delighted with the new appointment. “Universal Handlers is a well-established company with an excellent reputation. They have previously worked with the Yale brand so both parties are delighted to be moving our relationship forward with their status as exclusive dealer. 

“This move will help ensure that Yale products and expertise are available as widely as possible across Turkey.”

Established in 2003, Universal Handlers has over 100 employees, operating a 24 hour, 7 day a week service. Six workshops, located in İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Bursa, Eskişehir and Adana, together with a field team, ensures that customers all over the country are served effectively and efficiently. 

Universal Handlers serves a large part of the Turkish materials handling sector, including large industrial and commercial customers, many of which are featured in the ‘first 500 list’ of Turkey. 

Its core business is the sale, rental, aftersales and spare parts management of forklift trucks and materials handling equipment, currently operating a fleet of more than 1,500 machines. 

Özgür PALA, Universal Handlers managing director, said the dealer agreement signalled the next phase in the company’s growth: “After more than ten years in the rental of materials handling equipment, we are excited to have taken the step to become responsible for the sales, aftersales, marketing and rental of Yale products across the country. 

“As a globally recognised brand the wide product range, premium quality and diverse solutions for different industries offered by Yale, together with our standing in the Turkish market, will elevate the brand making it stand out from the competition. 

“Partnering Yale will enable us to provide tailor-made solutions to our customers in all aspects of our business and we are thrilled to be representing Yale in Turkey.” 

Source: Yale Europe Materials Handling