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 (see detailed list below).
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 also.
Companies switching to operating BYD forklift trucks can immediately enjoy the benefit of reduced investment, always a top-level issue. 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. As fantastic as the savings effect sounds, they have been fully proven. No other technology in the materials handling/logistics process has such a comparable savings potential.
BYD is the largest maker of rechargeable batteries in the world, 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 difference between conventional, traditional lead-acid batteries and the original BYD Iron-Phosphate batteries is dramatic and the advantages are clear to see.
The exciting features of the original BYD Iron-Phosphate battery are its ultra-long lifetime and an exceptional 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.
Many decision makers have already recognized that the use of the original BYD battery technology offers their company a significant advantage. If companies want to benefit from the efficiency potentials of the economically working BYD electric forklifts and storage technology devices, they must make the right decisions at the top level of management. Drive and energy source systems in intra-logistics, which are harmful to the environment and only used out of habit, can now be replaced by efficient long-time functional BYD battery technology.
An enormous operating cost saving of up to 40% by using the BYD Iron-Phosphate battery technology can have a positive effect on the competitiveness of companies all over the world. In the meantime, BYD pushes forward the development of efficient, environment-friendly concepts for material handling, people transport and energy management.