Hoppecke batteries help Crown Paints cut greenhouse gases 17 July 2018

Hoppecke batteries are helping Crown Paints Hoppecke batteries are helping Crown Paints in Hull to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Paint manufacturer Crown Paints has cut its greenhouse gas emissions significantly since installing forklift trucks (FLTs) benefiting from batteries and chargers supplied by Hoppecke Industrial Batteries.

The 'trak | air' batteries and chargers are used in a fleet of seven Flexi articulated very narrow aisle FLTs that have been supplied by Narrow Aisle.

The trucks are in use at Crown Paints' production facility based in Hull, East Yorkshire, and are backed by a service package that covers safety checks, maintenance and repairs.

A key element of the Narrow Aisle contract with Crown was the integrated battery power management system from Hoppecke, which minimises energy consumption through rapid charging.

The system also removes the need to charge batteries while they are on the trucks and so increases productivity by slashing truck downtime.

Crown was keen to install a system that improved its impressive environmental pedigree and the new batteries and trucks will go a long way towards helping the company to achieve its 2020 target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 25%.

Jason Howlett, Hoppecke's regional managing director for Northern Europe, says: "When Crown Paints chose to improve its FLT fleet and enhance its green credentials, Hoppecke's batteries and battery management system were the ideal choice.

“Hoppecke has always been an environmentally-focused company and combines this with a solid commitment to enable our customers to keep on improving their productivity. We are thrilled to be involved in this major installation and to be playing our part in helping one of the world's leading paint manufacturers to meet its environmental targets as well as its efficiency goals."

Adam Offord

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