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Growth at Cascade Means New Opportunities for Customers

Thursday, 27 Jun 2019 ( #929 )
Cascade-KOOI and Cascade Booforge Logos
The Cascade Corporation family is growing. This year, Cascade has opened up exciting new possibilities for customers around the globe with two significant business developments: the acquisition of Booforge Steel and the establishment of Cascade-KOOI, a joint venture between Cascade and Meijer Handling Solutions in North and Central America. In addition to superior material handling solutions, both of these companies offer customers the benefits of their expertise and commitment to innovation. Cascade is excited to introduce these companies to our global network and offer versatile new solutions to both equipment dealers and end users.

"We maintain high standards of quality for our customers," says Cascade President and CEO Davide Roncari. "Moving forward with Cascade-KOOI and Booforge was possible because we recognized the same commitment to excellence in our new partners. Together, we are going to provide exceptional products and services."

Examples of fork products offered by Booforge
Heavy duty lift truck equipped with Booforge forks

Booforge Steel, previously Scana Steel Booforge, is a world-leading manufacturer of mid-size and large lift truck forks, including custom designs and models with capacities up to 150 tons for heavy-duty and high capacity applications. Based in Sweden, Booforge has been in operation for over 350 years. Their distinct free-form forging method is a highly technical process that requires unique experience and precision by skilled Booforge operators.  These forging capabilities, combined with their strong, high-quality steel options, allows Booforge to offer solutions to demanding applications.

Cascade CEO Davide Roncari and Meijer Handling Solutions CEO Hendrik Meijer at ProMat 2019
As a joint venture between Cascade Corporation and Meijer Handling Solutions, Cascade-KOOI operates primarily in North and Central America. It supplies productivity-enhancing materials handling equipment that benefits a wide range of customers, including businesses in logistics and warehousing industries. Cascade-KOOI products are easy to install and operate, yet offer incredible results in saving time and effort for lift truck operators. Cascade-KOOI solutions include Reachforks, which extend the reach of a lift truck to enable applications like double-deep racking, and Rollerforks, which use a specialized rolling mechanism to enable the handling of slip sheets and pallets with one easy-to-use tool.

Cascade is proud to launch these endeavors with Cascade-KOOI and Booforge and expand our offerings in order to meet customer needs in the best way possible. Our mission at Cascade pushes us to anticipate the future of materials handling and pursue innovation that will help companies work efficiently and effectively. For more information on Cascade-KOOI or Booforge, contact your Cascade sales representative today or visit and With more options available than ever before, our materials handling experts can help your operation find the solutions you require.

Cascade Corporation
Portland, Oregon
1-800-CASCADE (227-2233)
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For more company and product information visit the Cascade ShopFront.

About Cascade Corporation:
Established in Portland, Ore. in 1943, Cascade Corporation is the global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of lift truck attachments, forks and related technologies and a leader in quality attachments for the construction industry. Cascade's unmatched service, support and expertise, combined with advanced damage reduction technologies, flexible manufacturing, short lead times and high-quality products, strengthen the company's position as the premier supplier to the material handling industry. For more information visit
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