Andreas Hacker passes the baton to Talip Kilinc, marking the end of an era
After 18 years, Linde has halted production of its 392/393 IC forklift series, with the last order going to one of the largest brick manufacturers in North America.
A total of almost 161,000 vehicles were produced in the series.
The production line where the 392/393 was assembled will be switched to the new Linde H20 to H35 diesel and LPG series, launched at the beginning of 2020.
"With this passing of the baton, Linde Material Handling has reached another milestone in corporate history," says Stefan Prokosch, senior vice president - product management, industrial trucks counterbalance at Linde Material Handling.
He says Linde's big breakthrough came in 1985 with the 351 series. With over 100,000 units produced, it was the best-selling model series in Europe by the time the 39X series was ready for launch in late 2001. "We are very proud that we were able to once again significantly exceed this impressive figure with our now-discontinued 392/393 series," says Prokosch, adding: "This makes it clear that we are aiming to achieve highly ambitious goals with our new 12xx series