LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES ARE REVOLUTIONIZING THE ELECTRIC LIFT TRUCK MARKET
HOUSTON – Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Jungheinrich® brand, announced today the launch of its Jungheinrich Lithium-ion battery technology. As compared to traditional lead acid batteries, Lithium-ion power solution offers superior energy efficiency, zero maintenance and long life cycles for greater uptime and productivity.
Today’s release includes a broad-range of lithium-ion battery solutions in addition to integrated batteries to support more than 40 electric forklifts across the Jungheinrich product line.
Lithium-ion technology provides improved energy efficiency when compared to conventional lead-acid technologies. It offers a greater depth of discharge and a constant voltage, meaning more power is available even when the battery is running low. The batteries’ high level of efficiency when charging and energy recuperation during braking facilitates more than a 20 percent energy savings.
“We’re excited to launch our Lithium-ion battery power solutions to the North American market,” said Jenna Reed, Product Marketing Manager. “The Jungheinrich Lithium-ion battery technology combines proven technology with an efficient battery management system. The combination is extremely powerful, translating into greater run times and increased productivity. Customers who are seeking to transition from lead-acid to Lithium-ion technology can also save considerably on overhead expenses, such as battery supply, chargers and in some instances even fleet size.”
Additionally, Jungheinrich Lithium-ion batteries can last up to three times longer than traditional energy storage units. Their extraordinary endurance and consistently higher efficiency rating can save on power costs. Furthermore, the new Lithium-ion battery solution is maintenance-free and does not emit gas. This capability eliminates the cost of battery upkeep, maintenance and infrastructure needs, resulting in a lower fleet management cost depending on the application.
About Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA)
Manufacturer of High-Quality Material Handling Equipment
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality forklifts and warehouse products in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Based in Houston, Texas, the company distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products – through its extensive dealer network. All products are backed by industry-leading customer service and superior product support.
Leading provider of warehouse products for more than 60 years
Jungheinrich ranks among the world’s leading brands of material handling equipment and warehousing technology, offering a broad range of technologically-advanced forklifts and very narrow aisle lift trucks. With more than 60 years of electric lift truck design and manufacturing expertise, Jungheinrich is known for developing energy-efficient warehouse products – many of which operate up to two shifts on one charge in various applications.
In North America, Jungheinrich forklifts are distributed through Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.’s (MCFA’s) extensive dealer network located throughout North America and a number of these trucks are manufactured by MCFA. Based in Houston, MCFA has more than 340 dealer locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and is backed by five local parts distribution centers in Texas, California, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania and a 24-hour parts delivery guarantee.