Hyster FleetSmart Capabilities Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity

Customizable solutions designed to match specific applications and needs

(Greenville, N.C., USA: March 6, 2008) Hyster Company (www.hysteramericas.com), a leading lift truck designer and manufacturer in North America, offers its customers a fleet management program with a variety of services designed to reduce costs and improve the productivity of large lift truck fleets. The customizable FleetSmart program offers Web-based access, digital paging technology, e-mail service reminders, online reports, maintenance plans and other features to help effectively operate and maintain material handling equipment.

A large component of the Hyster® FleetSmart program is the "Power by the Hour" concept, which offers a fixed "per hour" charge for services, as opposed to a blanket cost that can lead to unnecessary maintenance and fees. Uptime is tracked by a remote hour meter that remotely acquires and tracks lift truck runtime. The charges are then billed monthly to reduce the number of invoices billed over the course of a year.

The Hyster FleetSmart maintenance plans support all brands of material handling equipment. Customers can choose from four maintenance plans to meet their company's needs: basic periodic maintenance, comprehensive periodic maintenance, full maintenance and full maintenance with abuse included.

Supported by an experienced and reputable dealer network with over 2,500 certified and trained technicians, the Hyster FleetSmart program covers 100 different brands and more than two million parts through the UNISOURCE(TM) parts program. Hyster Company also provides operator training, financing and leasing programs, as well as a comprehensive standard warranty.

To find your local Hyster dealer, please visit www.hysteramericas.com.

For media information, please contact Matt Murphy, Koroberi, Inc., by phone at 919-945-0533 or by e-mail at matt@koroberi.com.

About Hyster Company

Based in Greenville, North Carolina, Hyster Company ( www.hysteramericas.com ) is a leading lift truck designer and manufacturer in North America. Hyster offers more than 120 models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel, and electric power, with the widest capacity range in the industry - from 2,000 lbs to 105,000 lbs. Supported by the industry's largest and most experienced dealer network, Hyster builds durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability, and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

Hyster employs approximately 7,000 people worldwide as part of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. ( www.nmhg.com ), a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NC).

Hyster and the Hyster logo are registered trademarks of Hyster Company.

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