The 5 Most Popular Forklift Brands in the World

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The 5 Most Popular Forklift Brands in the World

We understand how important it is that you have high-quality, reliable forklifts available to help improve the efficiency and productivity of your warehouse operations. That’s why we only offer machinery by some of the best forklift manufacturers in the industry. From Mitsubishi to CombiLift, we’ll have an option that’ll be perfect for you and your business. But what makes these manufacturers stand out among all the others on the market?


For more than 25 years, Mitsubishi has been at the forefront of material handling technology, with an award-winning team at the helm of their operations. Mitsubishi are dedicated to enhancing productivity throughout their customers’ warehouses with the supply of their robust, sturdy machines.

Based in Japan, Mitsubishi works tirelessly to develop an innovative design and state-of-the-art technology. As such, they’ve been able to make immense progress towards improved fuel economy and lowered emissions, so you can rest assured that your Mitsubishi machine will be as eco-friendly as possible.

Operating across numerous continents, including Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Mitsubishi can always be counted upon to manufacture some of the most reliable, solid material handling machines in the industry.

Why choose Mitsubishi?

  • Excellent workmanship
  • Quality equipment
  • Eco-friendly practices
  • Many years of practical industry experience
  • A variety of innovative designs available
  • State-of-the-art technology at the forefront of manufacturing
  • Machinery is guaranteed to provide many hours of service


Named after its founder Joseph Cyril Bamford, JCB started from small beginnings. From building agricultural tipping trailers in 1945 to becoming a global force in the world of material handling manufacturing, JCB have built on their solid reputation and its ability to expertly craft warehouse machinery, all of which have been made to an exceptional standard for the peace of mind of their customers.

JCB are continuously devising innovative concepts and pushing the boundaries when it comes to research, development and sustainability, so you can rest assured that their latest equipment will be as eco-friendly as possible.

With over 750 dealerships around the world and over 75 years of experience in the industry, it’s no wonder that warehouse owners look to JCB for their material handling needs.

Why choose JCB?

  • Global force in the material handling industry
  • Solid reputation
  • Machines manufactured to an exceptional standard
  • Always looking to improve designs
  • Push the boundaries of development and sustainability wherever possible
  • Hundreds of dealerships worldwide
  • 75 years of experience in the industry


With over 100 years of engineering experience, Caterpillar is by far one of the oldest forklift brands in the world. Founded by two Americans, who were competitors at the time, Caterpillar started out by manufacturing machinery for farming and agricultural purposes.

By 1890, they invented the first steam tractor, this meant that farmers no longer needed to rely on horses and other animals to pull large equipment, which is why the invention was well received by the general public.

In 1904, the wheels of the steam tractor were replaced with a track to increase efficiency over tough, loose or thick terrain (like mud and clay, for example). Once the machine was seen working, someone remarked that the vehicle moved a bit like a caterpillar, and so the name for the company was born.

Despite feeling the effects of the Great Depression, the company continued to invest in research, products and materials, thus helping it to remain a success even through one of the hardest financial periods in history. This early investment enabled Caterpillar to retain its stability in the market, another reason why it remains to be one of the most popular brands in the material handling industry.

Although they still have a very strong foothold in the warehouse equipment market, they’re now the primary service provider for nearly all of the major railroads and railway networks in North America, giving them sole responsibility over approximately 100,000 miles of rail. Despite this, they still manage to manufacture 180,000 material handling machines worldwide, making it one of the most efficient, successful companies in the industry, even after 131 years.

Why choose Caterpillar?

  • 131 years of engineering experience
  • Continues to invest in research and product development
  • Able to keep up with the growing demand for warehouse equipment
  • Have a strong financial foothold in the material handling market
  • Successful enough to be responsible for over 100,000 miles of rail in North America


A fairly new player in the material handling industry, CombiLift was founded in 1998 and they quickly became the largest manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts in the world, as well as being an acknowledged leader in an impressive number of long loading solutions. With an impressive level of responsiveness to the needs of customers, that they claim to be “ever-changing”, it’s no wonder that they’ve sold hundreds of units in over 85 countries.

Investing around 7% of their overall revenue in research and development, they’re constantly endeavouring to deliver safer, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to lifting large, heavy or bulky loads, particularly in challenging environments.

As a major, local employer, a wealth of experience in engineering and experts in the production of multi-directional forklifts and other customised material handling equipment, you’ll always be able to count on CombiLift for all of your warehouse needs.

Why choose CombiLift?

  • Over 20 years of experience in the material handling industry
  • Largest manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts in the world
  • Sold units in over 85 countries
  • Thousands of pounds invested in development and research
  • Deliver cost-effective material handling solutions
  • Built on a wealth of engineering experience


With an extensive international network, Linde have been providing thousands of warehouse owners with reliable, high-quality material handling solutions for more than 50 years. As well as warehouse equipment, they’re also able to supply fleet management software, automation solutions, driver assistance systems, financing offers and services to train operators.

Linde pride themselves on the development and production of efficient forklifts made to exceptional standards. Believing that the best solutions arise when humans and technology work together in absolute harmony. Together with a principle of ergonomic design, you can rest assured that warehouse operations will see an improvement in both efficiency and productivity when you choose a Linde material handling machine for your warehouse.

Why choose Linde?

  • 50 years of experience in the industry
  • High-quality material handling solutions
  • Offer more than just warehouse equipment
  • Dedicated to development and production of efficient forklifts
  • Combine technology with their expert workforce to manufacture machines to an exceptional quality
  • Equipment ergonomically designed for operator comfort

Here’s how Refurbished Forklifts can help you

Refurbished Forklifts has an array of used, reconditioned material handling equipment available to help improve the efficiency and productivity of your warehouse operations. We’re proud to be able to offer our customers quality machines from some of the best forklift manufacturers in the world, including Linde, Mitsubishi, Caterpillar, JCB and CombiLift.

Our team of expert engineers work tirelessly to refurbish the used warehouse equipment we sell, so you can rest assured that you’ll receive quality products that will give you many hours of service, all for a reasonable price.

As well as this, all of the machines and equipment we have available to purchase have gone through rigorous safety checks, so you’ll always have peace of mind that your operators will be safe behind the wheel of one of our forklifts or other material handling machines.

As well as a variety of different refurbished forklifts, we’re also able to provide reconditioned:

  • Pallet trucks
  • Reach trucks
  • Stackers
  • Order pickers
  • Tow trucks
  • Scissor lifts

No matter what it is you require, you’ll always be able to look to Refurbished Forklifts for all of your material handling needs.

For more information about the refurbished forklifts we sell or to inquire about the other material handling machines we have available to purchase, get in touch with a member of our friendly, knowledgeable team today – we’re always happy to help.

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