Over 70 Years Strong and Just Getting Started
All-New Lithium-Ion Tiger and Taylor-Dunn Vehicles
Waev Inc. launches the all-new, fully electric, lithium-ion-powered Tiger tow tractors and Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot utility vehicles— unlocking significantly lower total cost of ownership, zero emissions, industry-first safety features and limited maintenance.
Waev Purchases GEM, Taylor-Dunn, and Tiger
Waev Inc. purchases the GEM, Taylor-Dunn, and Tiger businesses from Polaris Inc. Founded by five former Polaris leaders, Waev strategically places GEM and Taylor-Dunn at the forefront of the business.
Polaris Industries Acquires Taylor-Dunn
Taylor-Dunn joins GEM, Goupil, Aixam and ORV commercial vehicles as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris, as an adjacent market extension.
Taylor-Dunn Expands Product Lineup with Bigfoot Models
Polaris Industries Acquires GEM
GEM was acquired by Polaris Industries—marking a pivotal point in its history. Polaris would use GEM as one of the centerpieces of its Work & Transportation division combining Polaris’ strength in product innovation with the market leading electric LSV brand. GEM production was moved to Milford, IA.
GEM reached major milestones from 2000 – 2006. During this time period, new models were being made at a rapid pace. Some of these models include the e4, eL XD and the e6 — all of which are still sold today. A 2005 redesign included front disc brakes and digital driver information display. In 2006, GEM vehicles were used for transportation at the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg Russia.
Daimler Chrysler Corporation Purchases GEM
After only two years in the market, GEM was acquired by Daimler Chrysler. With its vast dealer network and production scale, GEM became the LSV market leader producing more than 45,000 cars.
First 48-Volt Gem Vehicle Made
Goodwin’s Purchases Taylor-Dunn
New Commercial Solutions
Tiger Tow Tractors is Founded
Since 1981, Tiger heavy-duty tow tractors have been towing cargo, baggage, parcel, and other equipment in ground support applications across the world.
Introduction of The E-450
Taylor-Dunn Makes Its Television Debut
Fred Dunn Joined Taylor-Dunn