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We are a third generation family business that has served the Kansas City region's material handling equipment needs for almost ninety years. We are the area's only authorized dealer and service provider of Hyster and Yale forklifts, the leading lift truck manufacturer in the world.
Making a difference since 1927!
- 1927 - Walter J. Bublitz founds Bublitz Machinery Company, initially as a distributor of construction equipment. in its present day location of North Kansas City, MO.
- 1953 - Bublitz Machinery begins a 60+ year relationship and servicing Yale Material Handling forklifts.
- 1967 - Walter sells the company to his son, Karl Bublitz.
- 1975 - Bublitz Machinery expands into aerial lift platforms, primarily as a rental fleet while continuing its material handling business.
- 2003 - After working at Bublitz Machinery for 23 years, Jeff Bublitz, Karl's son, purchases Bublitz Machinery, refocuses business back to the material handling industry.
- 2010 - Bublitz Machinery enters into a partnership with Riekes Equipment of Omaha, NE and adopts the name Bublitz Material Handling.
- 2010 - Becomes a dual-brand dealership for Hyster-Yale Material Handling equipment with the addition of the Hyster lift truck line.
Our Training & Awards
For more than eight decades, Bublitz Material Handling has designed comprehensive educational training programs for our team members on forklifts, lift trucks, street sweepers and all of the other material handling equipment that we sell. We are better prepared to solve our customer's problems because we utilize quality products, innovative solutions and our manufacturer certified training.
Bublitz has achieved MHEDA MVP status four years in a row, demonstrating our commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship. We have also earned the prestigious Dealer of Excellence Awards.
Our Mission & Values
Making a difference since 1927 is our motto. The mission of Bublitz Material Handling is to take exceptional care of its employees who then take exceptional care of our customers. Our partners inside and out are dedicated to consistently provide solutions using our training, our decades of experience, and our values, to provide you the systems and support in a timely and professional manner to build long term customer relationships.