Curtiss-Wright Secures Contract to Supply New Armrests to Hyster-Yale

Thursday 13 February 2020

Christchurch, U.K. – 13 FEBRUARY, 2020 – Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial Group announced today that it has successfully secured an order to supply Hyster-Yale Group with an in-cab armrest solution for its 1 – 3 ton range of Internal Combustion and Electric lift trucks. The armrests have over 80 standard variants which offer combinations of mini-lever joysticks, switches, and buttons, all of which will be delivered to the Hyster-Yale assembly plants in the U.S. and Europe starting in the first quarter of 2020.

OEMs are constantly developing highly-efficient, flexible and safety-critical vehicles that increase productivity, building on a trend towards incorporating electronic Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) that integrate fully into custom control boxes and armrest assemblies, and provide operators with a wide range of new capabilities.

Curtiss-Wright’s HMIs incorporate multiple functions and can be operated with the use of just one hand, or via finger or thumb activation. The interfaces typically incorporate push-button switches, rotary thumbwheels and joystick paddles and levers, which variously offer switched and proportional control of a vehicle’s numerous features.

So whether Curtiss-Wright is creating concepts to address existing OEM specifications, or customizing its products to better suit an application, its global team of engineers is ready for the challenge and will partner with design teams to ensure the most reliable and cost-effective equipment is developed.

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About Hyster-Yale Group

Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names.  Subsidiaries of Hyster-Yale include Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, an alternative-power technology company focused on fuel cell stacks and engines, and Bolzoni S.p.A., a leading worldwide producer of attachments, forks and lift tables marketed under the Bolzoni®, Auramo® and Meyer® brand names.  Hyster-Yale also has significant joint ventures in Japan (Sumitomo NACCO) and in China (Hyster-Yale Maximal).  Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY).  Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,800 people worldwide.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit


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