About Jungheinrich UK
A Brief History
In Britain, Jungheinrich UK Ltd’s history goes back to 1963, initially registered as Jungheinrich (GB) Ltd, the fledgling company opened its first offices in Knowsley Street, Cheetham Hill, not far from Strangeways Prison in central Manchester. The initial team of five employees – armed with a single portable typewriter were soon hard at work and achieved a first year turnover of £50,000. In contrast, Jungheinrich UK Ltd now boasts a turnover of £175 million.
Jungheinrich has always led the field in electric warehouse trucks, setting new standards in internal logistics with a wide range of innovative developments. Principal amongst these was the launch in 1956 of the first reach truck with its retractable mast, a major step forward in increasing space utilisation in palletised warehouses and a field in which Jungheinrich remains a world leader.