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 business.
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.