Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Tesco trials lithium-ion pallet truck

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Tesco is set to trial Jungheinrich’s first lithium-ion powered pallet truck, the EJE112i.

The truck, which was launched at CeMat earlier this year, will soon be in operation at one of the supermarket giant’s main distribution centres.

Richard Ash, Tesco’s corporate purchasing manager, said: “As a company, Tesco is taking up the environmental challenge and is striving to reduce carbon emissions across the business.

“With its low energy consumption, we believe that the new Jungheinrich EJE112i truck could play a significant role in helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions across our materials handing fleet.”

Tesco already operates a fleet of Jungheinrich powered pallet trucks in the UK, along with other Jungheinrich materials handling equipment throughout its global distribution operation.