Fowler Welch has invested £5 million in a fleet of lithium-ion powered forklift trucks from Linde.
Technical director Laurie Black said: ‘We have worked with Linde for over a decade and were impressed by this latest innovation which offers us improved energy efficiency and sustainability benefits. With quicker charging and no need to be changed, the Linde batteries bring with them space saving benefits as well as health and safety features including zero emissions, offering our depots a reliable and forward-thinking long-term solution.”
The fleet of 170 trucks will be used at the Spalding, Washington, Heywood, Teynham and Hilsea sites, helping in the distribution of fresh and chilled produce and ambient products.
The trucks will be powered by varying sizes of Linde-branded lithium-ion batteries, and come with a management control system from Linde MH.