About us - CLARK The Forklift

About us

About us

About us

With more than one million forklifts built, CLARK is among the world’s leaders in the industrial trucks sector.

Our company has more than 450 dealers in more than 90 countries worldwide. CLARK has been part of the South Korean Young An Group since 2003 and manufactures a complete assortment of forklifts with both electric and combustion engine power, narrow-aisle forklifts, warehouse equipment, as well as transportation and passenger vehicles.

Four headquarters around the globe manage our specialized industrial truck operation. CLARK Europe GmbH with its registered office situated in Duisburg serves the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa with more than 170 CLARK dealers in a total of 60 countries.


Worldwide Coverage

More than 1,000,000 CLARK trucks have been produced. Presently, there are over 350,000 units operating worldwide.

Five Major Product Lines

Worldwide, CLARK has one of the broadest product lines in the industry with five major lines. Trucks ranging from 1,500 to 18,000 pound capacities, LPG, gasoline, dual fuel, diesel, narrow-aisle stackers, electric riders and powered hand trucks.

Parts Distribution

CLARK warehouses in Duisburg (Germany), Louisville (USA) and Changwon (South Korea).The parts warehouses are centrally located to service all of CLARK‘s dealers and customers.


Your CLARK Dealer is your local source for all your parts needs through CLARK TOTALIFT®. Availability of parts through CLARK TOTALIFT®, covers over 120,000 items specifically built for 20 different brands of lift trucks and other industrial equipment.

Progressive Innovation

For the past nine decades, CLARK has been one of the industry's most progressive and responsive manufacturers, continuously seeking innovative ways to improve product, expand service and provide value to its customers.

Large dealer support networks

CLARK currently has one of the largest dealer support networks in the material handling industry. We have over 550 locations worldwide with dealer representation in more than 80 countries.

Innovative Product Development

CLARK continues to be an industry leader with innovative product development, including safety features such as the operator restraint system, pioneered by CLARK and adopted as a standard feature on all forklift trucks.

ISO 9001

CLARK, the first forklift manufacturer in the world to be certified in compliance with the internationally accepted quality standard ISO 9001 for all its forklift manufacturing plants worldwide. CLARK’s on-going commitment is to have the Number 1 Quality system in the industry.

ISO 14001

CLARK's Korean facility acquired its ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) certificate in 2001. This places CLARK in a dominant position in the market to be prepared for any environmental restrictions.

Lean Manufacturing

CLARK adopted the highly successful and efficient system of "Lean Manufacturing" for its assembly plants, and has completed the transition of its Korean plant. "Lean Manufacturing" was developed to ensure the most efficient and effective method of manufacturing plant management and use of resources. COPS (CLARK Optimized Production System) focuses not only on production efficiencies, but also on quality of product and services.

Quality and Efficiency

Through CLARK's new product development and value engineering program, product engineers and suppliers work together to minimize costs and, at the same time, improve the quality and efficiency of our products.