The Raymond Corporation is the leading North American provider of materials handling solutions that improve space utilization and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater operator acceptance. High-performance, reliable, ergonomically designed Raymond® lift trucks range from a full line of manual and electric pallet trucks and walkie stackers to counterbalanced trucks, Reach-Fork® trucks, orderpickers and dual-purpose (pallet handling/case picking) Swing-Reach® trucks. Raymond’s history of innovation for warehousing and distribution operations is unmatched, beginning in the 1930s with the invention of the first hydraulic hand pallet truck. Soon after, Raymond patented the first double-faced wooden pallet, making it easier and more efficient to transfer goods — forever changing the material handling world.
Thousands of users of material handling equipment are now more productive and profitable because of reliable Raymond® lift trucks. Throughout the years, Raymond has taken a leadership role in creating new solutions for warehouses to enhance productivity while lowering the cost of operations, including:
• First narrow aisle electric lift truck in the 1950s
• First AC-powered Reach-Fork® truck in 2001
• iWarehouse™ fleet optimization system in 2008
Raymond has been a pioneer in the research and development of hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric lift trucks, establishing the first indoor hydrogen fueling station in New York State at its headquarters in Greene, N.Y., in January 2007. Since then, Raymond’s headquarters has served as a “living lab”, jointly funded by NYSERDA and The Raymond Corporation, in which hydrogen fuel cell-powered Raymond lift trucks are used in real applications to aid in Raymond’s research. Raymond continues to investigate energy storage methods that focus on higher efficiency and sustainable practices.
Raymond prides itself in providing solutions for a range of industries — retail, food processing, grocery, 3PL, pharmaceuticals, health care and more — and offering flexible solutions that impact all levels of operation. Our trucks are used by nine out of ten Fortune 500 companies, making us a leader in the highly sophisticated material handling industry — a key driver of the U.S. economy.
With well over 253,000 trucks currently in service and many trucks used in multi-shift applications, Raymond Corporation and Raymond Dealers influence the use of hundreds of thousands of industrial batteries annually and drives investigation in robust energy storage technology to benefit our customers.
Raymond is committed to continuously finding and developing innovative solutions that enable customers to move products better, smarter and faster.