Fuchs celebrates 130th anniversary

The Fuchs MHL 331. (Fuchs photo)

Bad Schönborn, Germany – Over 300 customers, distributors and team members from around the world joined Fuchs in Bad Schönborn, Germany from October 18 to 20, 2018 for a three-day celebration to mark the copmany’s 130th anniversary.  

Founded by Johannes Fuchs in 1888 as an agricultural machinery and stable equipment manufacturing business, Fuchs has evolved into a specialist material handling company.

Over the last 130 years, Fuchs has gone above and beyond in its product development efforts, focusing on what customers need to be successful in their industries and applications. Fuchs innovations change the market and set the standard for quality, reliability and safety in the material handling industry—recently illustrated when the new Fuchs cab was awarded the IF Design Awards.  

First established in Germany, Fuchs today has a truly global presence. “We are increasing our market penetration through investments in service, support and sales specialists,” said Dominik Vierkotten, Fuchs managing director. “Since 2016, we have 10 newly appointed distributors in the United States, and we have recently sold seven material handlers into Lumut Port—Malaysia’s biggest dry bulk jetty.” 

The anniversary celebrations consisted of presentations, machine demonstrations, one-on-one meetings with Fuchs experts and exciting machine launches. Attendees were treated to a first-look at the new MHL 375 material handler that will be officially launched at bauma 2019.