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OUR HISTORY

Hangcha Group Company Ltd. is a major enterprise in the forklift equipment manufacturing industry of Zhejiang Province, and we are a leading forklift manufacturer in China. We have a complete product range of material handling equipment, including our 1-25T internal combustion counterbalance forklift, 1-5T truck counterbalance electric forklift, container forklift, warehouse truck, and more. In 2008, we were among the top 14 material handling equipment manufacturing companies in the world.

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Approved by the municipal party committee

Approved by the municipal party committee, Hangzhou Mechanical Repair Factory was established by merging 18 small private companies and provided repair services for local industries.

1956
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We were successful in the trial production

We were successful in the trial production of our first centrifugal pump, offering not only repair but also manufacturing service.

1958
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Hangzhou Mechanical Repair Factory changed

Hangzhou Mechanical Repair Factory changed its name to Hangzhou Universal Machine Manufacturing Factory, specializing primarily in the production of metallurgical, mining, and other non-standard equipment.

1959
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The company focused mainly on the production

The company focused mainly on the production of our C6-I, C6-II and CW6140 type ordinary machine tool equipment.

1966-1974
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We were successful in the trial production

We were successful in the trial production of our CZ3 type forklift.

1974
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During the mass production of our CZ3 forklift

During the mass production of our CZ3 forklift, we were successful in the trial production of our CPC3 forklift, authorized by the Heavy Mining Machinery Bureau. March-We officially became a professional forklift truck manufacturer. April-We changed our name to Hangzhou Forklift Factory, and were approved by the Municipal Mechanical Bureau. Our CPC3 type forklift truck was put into mass production, marking the official start of our forklift manufacturing course.

1978
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Our first million Hangcha forklift

Our first million Hangcha forklift, named “Zhongshan”, was produced and presented to China’s Antarctic research station.

1983
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Our CPC3 type forklift was rated as the national high-quality product

Our CPC3 type forklift was rated as the national high-quality product and won the National Silver Medal, the industry’s highest award.

1991
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Our HC product was recognized as a Zhejiang Province

Our HC product was recognized as a Zhejiang Province famous brand product by the Provincial Economic and Trade Commission.

1994
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Hangcha received ISO9000 certification

Hangcha received ISO9000 certification.

1995
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Hangzhou Forklift Company Ltd

Hangzhou Forklift Company Ltd. was formally established and converted into a diversified ownership company. Controlled by the workers, the company became a legal entity, competitively adapting to the market.

2000
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Through the second joint-stock restructuring

Through the second joint-stock restructuring, Zhejiang Hangcha Engineering Machinery Group Company Ltd. was established with a standardized corporate governing structure.

2003
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With our third restructuring, Hangcha became a holding company with more than 40 holding subsidiaries

With our third restructuring, Hangcha became a holding company with more than 40 holding subsidiaries, and we formed an effective operational system that could quickly respond to changes in the market.

2005
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In order to further protect the company's brand

In order to further protect the company’s brand, Zhejiang Hangcha Engineering Machinery Group Company Ltd. changed its name to Hangcha Group Company Ltd. Based on the original shareholders, business premises, and existing business and service, the company expanded its original business scope and increased its industrial investment, property management, and management information consulting.

2011
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HANGCHA published on Chinese Shanghai Stock Exchange

HANGCHA GROUP CO., LTD. as the Chinese leading forklift truck manufacture was published on Chinese Shanghai Stock Exchange with stock code 603298.

2016