Illinois Material Handling, a part of the material handling arm of Wolter Group LLC, was originally established as a branch of Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp in 1985. After much growth, the Illinois branch expanded into its own separately branded division by 1995.
In 2012, the acquisition of Scott Lift Truck out of Elk Grove Village took place, founded in 1972, adding an additional facility and service coverage to our Illinois coverage area.
In 2014, the company acquired Chicago Lift Truck, founded in 1966, further strengthening the service presence in Illinois, specifically in the Chicago metro market.
In 2015, Illinois Material Handling grew even more significantly with the acquisition of Chicagoland’s oldest and largest independent forklift supplier; Servicemax Inc, who served the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana since 1959. A second acquisition took place that year of Fleet Lift Truck Service out of Machesney Park, IL. This further expanded resources in the Rockford area.
Originating as a small 20,000 square foot branch of Wisconsin Lift Truck…. Illinois Material Handling has grown to be a widely recognized powerhouse in the material handling industry, and beyond. Over the decades we’ve become the trusted source for material handling solutions, power solutions, and fleet management solutions under the Wolter Group LLC umbrella.
Members of Wolter Group LLC
Top Brands. Our vast portfolio of material handling products include: Cat, Jungheinrich, Mitsubishi, Doosan, Linde, Hyundai, Big Joe and much more. Our power systems business is based on Generac and Magnum power solutions as well as Deutz, Yanmar and Perkins industrial engines.
Leadership team. All facets of Wolter Group LLC are led by our founder and CEO Otto Wolter, Jerry Weidmann, President, Jim Dutkiewicz, COO, Steve Kletzien, CFO, and VP of Sales Ross Jeremiah. We continue to strive for excellence in all that we do and work hard to keep your business up and running. To contact members of Wolter Group LLC, please call or email us today!