Harlan Global Manufacturing LLC
In 1958 Mr. Kaplan founded Harlan Corporation to rent and rebuild lift trucks. While repairing these lift trucks, Jim analyzed the causes of component failure, and found that high failure parts were not available. So, he redesigned the parts, developed sources for new designs, and bought the parts to repair his customers’ lift trucks. He then went to the Lift Truck OEM and offered to sell the improved designs. At that time, the Lift Truck OEM was not interested, but later implemented these design improvements. This drive to reengineer components, to improve reliability and reduce costs, is at the heart of Harlan's operations today.
We have now arrived in the 21st century and Harlan Corporation has become ISO 9001 Certified. In doing so, we are able to give our customers a more consistent and reliable products. As we continue to grow, we continue to improve our services, quality and customer support.
Always on the cutting edge, Harlan's design team has introduced the environment friendly HLE (Low Profile Electric Tractor). With its new AC powered engine, (maintenance is all but eliminated) and its ability to stay charged longer, along with its sleek new design, it has become the talk of the industry.
Keeping with the environment friendly theme, Harlan's design team has also developed a tractor using the Ford ESG 6-4.2 engine. This is a low emission automotive engine meets EPA regulations for years to come.
During June and July of 1999 Harlan Corporation installed a company wide network, which includes global e-mail, an Intranet, an Internet, a Website, and out bound fax from each desk. The network features seamless intracompany and intercompany e-mail among employees, suppliers, and customers worldwide over the Internet. Communications and drawings move to suppliers over the Internet to any point in the world almost instantly. Quotations and sales information move to customers equally fast. All this is at a lower cost than traditional methods.