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Clark Announces American Homecoming


Clark Material Handling has announced the establishment of its global headquarters in the United States. This move brings the creator of the modern forklift, a premier American brand, back to its roots and lays the groundwork for a global growth strategy starting with this homecoming.

Clark’s global headquarters will merge with Clark Material Handling Company (CMHC), its North American operations, combining their strengths to position Clark for further global expansion in the coming decades. This integrated organization will be effective July 1, 2024, with the new headquarters officially opening in Dallas, Texas, on January 1, 2025.

Mr. Chuck Moratz, Clark’s current global president, will lead the integrated organization as CEO of CMHC. With over 30 years of extensive forklift experience, Mr. Moratz has held pivotal positions at CMHC, including engineering director, vice president of truck operations, and COO. His global roles have included vice president of global engineering and president of Global HQ. He has overseen the introduction of numerous IC and electric new products, including the bullet-proof S-Series product line. Mr. Moratz holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from West Point and has served in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Korea.

“Clark remains steadfast in its promise to deliver the highest-quality products and services worldwide. By relocating and combining our operations, we will accelerate new product development and the integration of new technologies to meet the changing needs of our customers while providing the best service and lowest cost of ownership in the industry”, says Chuck Moratz. “We appreciate the continued support of our employees, dealers, customers, and the market as we embark on this exciting new chapter. Together, we will build on our legacy of over 100 years of excellence and drive Clark to new heights.”

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