Harlan Global Manufacturing was
founded in 1962 as a service business specializing in forklift repairs. From
its inception, Harlan found a problem securing parts. This led to the purchase
of its own equipment to manufacture small parts. From this beginning and the
desire to serve, Harlan found itself in both the service and manufacturing
In 1967, Harlan moved to its
present location with over 280,000 square feet of space. In 1968, Harlan
designed its first towing tractor. After extensive designing prototype
documentation, development and testing, assembly production began in 1968.
Production has been 100% since the introduction of the Harlan towing tractor.
Over the years, Harlan has made
significant contributions towards advancing the quality of its production.
Harlan’s machining centers and design centers use some of the most
state-of-the-art equipment in the world. With the addition of this equipment,
Harlan expanded into the OEM business in 1990, manufacturing original parts for
other manufacturers. Harlan keeps expanding to keep up with the pace and demand
for Harlan manufactured products.
The Harlan towing tractors range
form 3,000 to 20,000 pounds. Harlan products are found in over 80 countries
used at docks, airports, warehouses, hospitals, amusement parks and other places
where heavy loads need to be moved. Harlan assures exceptional quality and
competitive pricing on all products. Harlan has become the manufacturing source
customers depend on for reliability, durability, and fine quality.
We believe that each employee
contributes directly to Harlan’s growth and success, and we hope you will take
pride in being a member of our team. Our employees are knowledgeable, motivated
and customer driven and share the company’s values when working with our
customers, suppliers, vendors and each other towards shared success.
We believe that each department’s
success is based on the employee’s participation and management interaction.
Management values training and employee development to enhance the success of
our products and our people.
Our departments are:
Machine and Weld Shops
Sales (Parts & Tractor)