For over a century, Elwell-Parker dominated the electric truck industry with superior lines of lift trucks, die handlers, coil handlers, and specialized vehicles for custom applications. It introduced many of the safety and operating features that are now standard in material handling equipment.
The original Elwell-Parker facility in Cleveland, Ohio was closed in 2000, but the legacy of the company lives on through H&K Equipment. H&K Equipment began as an Elwell-Parker dealer for the Pittsburgh region and is proud to be the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for all Elwell-Parker products.
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The story of Elwell-Parker and its contribution to materials handling is woven into the very fabric of modern commerce. Incorporated in 1893 during the earliest days of the automotive industry, Elwell-Parker helped usher in a new era of global manufacturing and trade. From the invention of the first powered truck in 1906, to the creation of the modern pallet in 1930, to the designs of some of the earliest automated guided vehicles, the Elwell-Parker Electric Company of America spent over a century delivering innovations that have transformed how the world does business.
Today, over 125 years after it was first incorporated, Elwell-Parker continues to "set the standard in heavy material handling."
Read the complete history of Elwell-Parker.
A subsidiary of H&K Equipment, Inc.
4200 Casteel Drive
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Toll Free: 1-800-272-9953
- Industry: Material handling equipment manufacturing
- Headquarters: Pittsburgh, PA
- Founded: 1893
- Product Types: Electric Forklifts, Coil Handling Equipment, Die Handling Equipment, Platform Trucks, Automatic Guided Vehicles