Chinese Forklift Manufacturer Opens U.S. Headquarters
Published Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Chinese forklift manufacturer establishes U.S. headquarters in Charlotte

April 3, 2018 - HangCha America, the American division of China’s largest forklift truck manufacturer, will open its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte. The location at 10405-A Granite Street will serve as a sales office and showroom as well as a customer service and warehouse location. HangCha expects to create 15 additional jobs in the next three years.

“Charlotte is a perfect location for us logistically and geographically,” said Yiping Wang, vice president of HangCha Group. “The U.S. headquarters location will allow us to be close to customers while also better serving existing and potential customers’ needs. Communication will be more efficient, customer service will be more hands on and we will be immersed in this market more than ever,” Wang added.

“We are excited to welcome HangCha to the local business community. Their decision to locate in Charlotte brings the number of Chinese companies with presence here to 48,” said Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber President and CEO. “Overall, 174 Asian-based companies employ more than 9,600 people in offices, manufacturing and distribution centers located in more than 178 locations throughout the Charlotte Region.

HangCha Group is a global leading full line forklift developer, manufacturer and supplier, and is the largest Chinese forklift exporter for the last 12 consecutive years. Headquartered in HangCha, China, the company has specialized in engineering and manufacturing high-quality forklifts and warehouse equipment since 1956. Currently, HangCha employs more than 3,300 people and generates $1 billion in revenue annually. In 2016, HangCha Group went public on the Shanghai Stock exchange, and simultaneously was ranked as the ninth largest forklift manufacturer in the material handling industry worldwide.

Partners for this project include the Charlotte Chamber, the Charlotte Regional Partnership and Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

For more information on HangCha Group, please visit HC Forklift or HC Forklift America.

Media Contacts:
Jimmy Zhang
HC Forklift America Corporation

Eileen Cai
V.P. Economic & Asian Development
Charlotte Chamber


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