History


TVH has grown to become one of the most respected names in the material handling industry. Our commitment to the manufacture and distribution of quality replacement parts and accessories has made us a world leader, supplying more than 7,200,000 parts for world and U.S. manufactured industrial vehicles.

TVH employs 800 people in the Americas at its locations in Kansas, California, Illinois, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Florida, Canada, Brazil and Mexico. TVH boasts 165,000 stocking numbers and more than 7,200,000 part numbers for over 90 brands of material handling vehicles.

Founded in 1969, TVH has 31 subsidiaries, sales offices and/or partners in 22 countries. TVH offers more than 450,000 stocking numbers and more than 11,000,000 part numbers for over 90 different brands of world and U.S. manufactured industrial vehicles. TVH fills more than 5,500 daily shipments to 21,000 customers. TVH employs more than 4,000 people.

At TVH, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality service from the initial quotation to final product delivery. Our commitment to service, knowledge and product availability has made us a One-Stop-Shop for our customers and their business needs.

Timeline


1948
LPM is established.

1960
INTRUPA (INdustrial TRUcks PArts) was officially incorporated

1969
Mr. Paul Thermote & Mr. Paul Vanhalst Started maintaining and selling agricultural and construction machinery and forklift trucks

1971
SMH (Systems Material Handling) Starts supplying the material handling industry with replacement parts.

1973
THERMOTE & VANHALST is officially established.

1987
SMH begins to manufacture a complete line of strobe and flashing lights.

1990
Inception of Superior Signals, Inc. as a sales division for safety products.

1990
SMH opens a distribution warehouse in California.

1995
INTRUPA & affiliates are incorporated into one holding company called IMC Holdings, Inc.

1996
Begins production of Safe-T-Alert back-up alarms.

1999
SMH opens a distribution warehouse in Mexico.

2000
SMH opens a distribution warehouse in Canada.

2003
SMH is acquired by TVH (Thermote & Vanhalst) group of Belgium

2005
SMH moves to a new location in Canada.

2005
SMH opens a distribution warehouse in Indiana. Corporate identity also changes.

2005
New SMH headquarters opens in Olathe, Kansas.

2006
TVH acquires the world-wide material handling related business of IMC Holdings, Inc.

2007
SMH opens the Phase II expansion in Olathe.

2007
SMH opens a distribution warehouse in South Carolina.

2007
SMH moves to a new location in California.

2008
SMH opens a distribution warehouse in Pennsylvania.

2009
SMH opens a distribution warehouse in Port Coquitlam B.C. Canada.

2012
SMH changes its Corporate Name in the Americas to TVH parts CO (TVH).

2012
TVH opens a distribution center in Louisiana.

2014
TVH opens a distribution center in Florida.

2014
TVH acquires EPW (Equipment Parts Wholesale), after-market supplier to the aerial industry.

2014
TVH acquires C-Tech Industries, LLC., manufacturer of electronic joystick controllers and components.



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