• Headquarters and Global R&D center, moving to Shin-Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture.
  • Reach truck forklift, designed and produced in Europe, receiving International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) award in the category of Warehouse Equipment.
  • U.S. retail sales company “Capital Equipment & Handling” becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of UCA.
  • Acquisition of 70% of equity stake of Anhui Hecha Forklift Co., Ltd, production and sales company of China.