Future is always based on history

Founder Arnold Vetter
Founder Arnold Vetter
VETTER Employees 1902
Employees 1902

The history of VETTER is a family story showing how talent, enthusiasm and courage built up a leading company in the fork business.

It was in 1889 when blacksmith Arnold Vetter started up with the production of equipment for the mining sector. Already in 1964 his grandson Klaus launched the production of forks for lift-trucks which became the basis for today’s success.Since 1991 the fourth family generation is driving the business.
Actually the whole company is employing about 600 people in the two divisions „forks“ and „industrial workshop cranes“.

Based in Burbach, Germany (Frankfurt Area), VETTER is since 1996 active in the US and Canada. VETTER Forks, Inc. was founded in 2006 in Chicago, IL. Now VETTER is established with an own warehouse and modification facility centrally located in Chambersburg, PA. A wide variety of QualityForks is stocked for quick delivery. VETTER is prefered supplier to well-known and reputaded OEMs and truck dealers in the US and Canada. Second to none VETTER is focused on forks, giving unbeatable competence!

As an independent company VETTER gives you the trust that you are in right hands!

The most comprehensive range of QualityForks

Standard or customized, small or large, short or long, bulk volume or a pair of forks, VETTER has the expertise to offer the right solution for nearly any application.

Capacities range from 1 to 120 tons a pair and beyond. A database with more of 28,000 different versions of forks is unique - and the number is growing daily.

A competent and strong technical department ensures that you will receive what you are looking for - the perfect solution!

Your benefits from highest production standards

Fork production
Most modern production facilities

Production takes place in one of the world‘s most modern and efficient production facilities for forks in Germany. 

World-class special steel, developed over decades to meet the highest requirements, is the basis for a superior product. Most modern equipment, a highly skilled and experienced work-force, a second-to-none automated heat treatment operation as well as strict in-house testing procedures and permanent auditing by world-class OEMs are strong arguments for QualityForks made by VETTER!

All international standards, such as ISO 2328, ISO 2330, ANSI ITSDF B.56.1, ISO 9001:2009, ISO 14001:2010 and international welding standards are fullfilled or exceeded.

For the world’s best machines - QualityForks made by VETTER!