News archive 2019

Rocla received its 6th red dot design award

Rocla was awarded with the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2019 at the award gala in Essen, Germany. The award was granted for Cat® 48V electric counterbalance lift truck series. The  jury complimented the forklift: "The CAT EP14-20A(C)NT range convinces with its advanced forklift technology and great adaptability, which simplifies the working process."

Join us - R&D has several job openings

Global design center, Rocla's R&D, is looking for new professionals for electric forklift development as well as for development and testing of software solutions. There are over 500 of us, you are welcome to join us in creating the best user experience in the market! Check the details and apply at

Working at Rocla: meet Anna-Kaisa, Senior Project Manager at R&D

Anna-Kaisa tells about her work at Rocla's R&D department with warehouse trucks and automated guided vehicles. Enjoy your work and join our great team! See our jobs at

Rocla’s unique 360° steering in a counterbalance truck has won MHI Best Innovation Award

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has awarded Rocla's invention, 360-degree steering in a counterbalance truck, with Best Innovation Award. Developers of innovation, Janne Laaksonen and Eero Puolatie, designed a revolutionary 360° steering control for counterbalance trucks, which makes turning extremely agile, for the first time in the world. It allows the truck to be turned in the opposite direction (180 °) without stopping, which speeds up work and always keeps the load stable in a swift turn without swinging sideways. The prize is the second MHI award received by Rocla: previously Rocla's laser-controlled automated guided vehicle with route optimizer has been awarded with an innovation award.

Rocla awarded with red dot design award for the 6th time

Rocla has received the prestigious red dot design award with the new electric counterbalance truck, Cat® EP14-20A(C)N(T) 48V, developed and manufactured by Rocla in Finland. This revolutionary electric forklift with unique 360° steering is designed for the driver. Record-number of 5500 products from 55 different countries were tested by 40-member jury on site in Germany, and from these the winners were selected. “In search of good design and innovation”, their assessment focuses on criteria such as the level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics. Excellent user experience and clever functional design were the main attributes for our award.

Red dot Cat 48V vastapainotrukki

Join our autonomous vehicle team - see our jobs!

Rocla Oy, a group company of Mitsubishi Logisnext, is expanding the global autonomous vehicle business with the creation of continental hubs and local service through partner model and digital solution platform. To further support our strong growth in AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) business and to strengthen our dynamic AGV development we are looking for talented individuals to join our international team. There are 500 professionals working in Järvenpää in R&D, production and automation solutions. Apply at

HR partner - come and work for our HR department

There is an open position at Rocla's nice HR team. See details below and apply!

We are looking for financial administration professional

Rocla's financial administration is looking for new colleague to join the nice team. See details below and apply!

Meet one of our talented employees who has an enduring passion for design and best user experience

Read how Kero became Rocla's design and user experience manager, and how you actually create a perfect forklift for the driver.

Rocla's new energy-saving lights increase work efficiency and employee satisfaction

Rocla improved energy savings, operational efficiency and employee satisfaction with GreenWarehouse and Spacewise lighting systems from Philips.

360° steering in counterbalance forklift trucks for the first time

Rocla's product development has designed a new Cat® EP14-20A(C)N(T) 48V counterbalance forklift truck range for the driver. Driving and handling are easy, safe and comfortable thanks to the innovative features of the truck and the ergonomic driving position. For the first time, the counterbalance truck has revolutionary 360° steering, which makes turning extremely agile. It allows the truck to be turned in the opposite direction (180°) without stopping, which speeds up work and keeps the load stable in a swift turn without swinging sideways. Developed and manufactured in Finland, 48V Cat counterbalance forklift trucks enhance efficiency in demanding and fast-paced loading environments such as containers, trucks and other confined spaces.
Cat 48V vastapainotrukki

Meet ART - welcome to Rocla AGV stand at LogiMAT 19.-21.2.

Visit our stand and see how Rocla is bringing ART to logistics! Our new innovation will be revealed at the biggest logistics fair this year. You can hear more about ART at Innovations Forum E in hall 9 on Tuesday at 13:00. The fair is open daily 9 am - 5 pm at Stuttgart Trade Fair Center.