19/09/2017 - 17:20 pm

BYD Forklift Europe increases presence in UK and Ireland

Just over a year from its launch in the UK and Ireland, BYD Forklift Europe is now represented by 11 specialised dealers spread across both countries.

BYD’s range of iron-phosphate powered fork lift trucks lead the materials handling industry with high efficiency, low maintenance machines which deliver remarkable operational cost savings when compared with conventional electric or engine powered models.

BYD Forklift Europe has successfully entered the markets of Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland and last year announced its presence in Spain and Portugal.

BYD says that companies switching to operating BYD forklift trucks can immediately enjoy the benefit of reduced investment. Operating cost savings of up to 40% due to the latest maintenance-free iron-phosphate battery in combination with the user-friendly high-speed charging technology of BYD make the decision much easier.

BYD is the largest maker of rechargeable batteries in the world, it employs 220,000 people – including more than 16,500 research and development engineers and had a turnover of more than £11.8 billion in 2016. So BYD Forklift customers can be assured of long term and professional back up and support.

The features of the original BYD iron-phosphate battery are its ultra-long lifetime and an warranty of 8 years or 10,000 operating hours. The forklift may continue to be used for many years after the warranty time has expired, since at least 65% of the original battery capacity is guaranteed at the end of the warranty period.

The charging system also means there is no gas emission, saving costs by eliminating expensive special charging rooms and battery maintenance.

Typically batteries will recharge in around 1 hour from 80% depth of discharge and can be opportunity charged without fear of battery damage or degradation.

BYD offers an operating cost saving of up to 40% by using the BYD iron-phosphate battery technology, which can have a positive effect on the competitiveness of companies all over the world. In the meantime, BYD continues the development of efficient, environment-friendly concepts for material handling, people transport and energy management.

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