History

75 years of innovative materials handling solutions

In its 75 years of operations, Rocla has evolved from a small family owned company into a world class materials handling designer and manufacturer. Following are some milestones from Rocla’s history:

2016 Humanic2 reach truck awarded with red dot award
Rocla LogIQ route optimizer launched for AGVs
2015 First counterbalance truck designed by Rocla awarded with red dot design award
2014 The very first electric counterbalance truck designed and manufactured in Finland
2012 Red dot design award for Solid pallet truck
Honorary mention in the Fennia Prize design competition
2010 Rocla ATX, automated truck designed especially for automated picking and pallet handling
2009 Red dot design award for Rocla Rapid low level order picker
2008 Honorary mention in the Red Dot design competition
AGVS Award 2008
Rocla became a part of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Europe B.V. (MCFE) through a  public tender offer
2007 Grand prix and honorary mention in the Fennia Prize design competition for Humanic reach truck
The world’s first serial manufactured AWT introduced
2006 Automated mast production line
Humanic reach trucks introduced
2005 Honorary mention in the Fennia Prize design competition
Production of the Integral masts starts
2004 Own operations started in St. Petersburg, Russia
2003 Rocla started ODM partnership for Mitsubishi and Caterpillar branded reach trucks in USA
2002 Strategic alliance with the MCF companies
2001 Acquisition of the AGV business of Swisslog in Sweden
2000 Own operations started in Denmark
1999 The rental business started
1997 Company listed on the main list of Helsinki stock exchange
1994 ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Certificate
Rearrangement of capital structure and broadening of shareholder base
1992 Rocla started ODM partnership for Mitsubishi and Caterpillar branded warehouse trucks in Europe
1987 Cooperation with Caterpillar started
1983 The first delivery of an automated guided vehicle system
1979 The company was named Rocla Oy
1967 The first electrically powered truck was introduced
1950’s Focus of operations on lifting and transfer moving equipment
1942 Company founded by Evert Stigzelius