Forklift, Crane, and Machine Divisions

Welcome to Bohl Companies


    Bohl Companies has a long history of doing more than the customer expects. Founder Henry Bohl was a teacher turned brass foundry manager, who was fascinated by the emerging technology of mass-production foundaries. Envisioning a promising future for material handling, he formed his own company and began selling simple monorails. Today, Bohl has evolved into Bohl Crane, Inc., Bohl Equipment Co and Bohl Machine.

    Operating under the philosophy of "Always do more than the customer expects", Bohl is known for their high quality equipment and prompt knowledgeable service. Working together, Bohl Companies provides solutions for almost every material handling need.

Founded 1924

Bohl Crane, Inc.

While still offering the simple monorails Henry built his business on, Bohl Crane's product line now includes specialized monorails, cranes, and engineered lifting devices that can move just about any product manually or automatically. Bohl Crane's in-house engineering department is on hand to custom design a solution for any application.

Founded 1952

Bohl Equipment Co.

Following in his father's footsteps, Richard Bohl founded Bohl Equipment Co. to handle forklift applications. Partnering with Hyster Company, Bohl Equipment became an authorized dealer and has been offering a full line of products ever since. To date, Bohl Equipment is proud to have added the Yale product line to all Ohio and Indiana locations.

Founded 2013

Bohl Machine

With the fourth generation leaping into the technological age, Bohl machine offers a complete range of machining, fabricating and engineering services.