PalletXpress Successfully Switches From Diesel To Lithium-Ion Trucks
With the commissioning of a new and much larger hub, PalletXpress Dublin, has switched from diesel to 3 ton electric forklift trucks with li-ion battery. With the partnership of 24 transport companies and the use of 12 EP Equipment forklifts every day they effortlessly move around 2,500 pallets per night. This is only achievable thanks to opportunity charging, which enables the use of the machines around the clock.
Latest figures on carbon dioxide emissions paint a worrying picture. Over the decade between the years 2006 and 2016, the average annual increase in carbon dioxide emissions stood at around three per cent, with a new record of 37.5 billion tonnes being reached in 2014.
It is very much the debate of our time. Diesel versus Li-ion battery power. When it comes to the cars we drive, it certainly seems like the batteries have won, with fossil fuel cars being banned in the UK from 2040 if the government meets its target. However what if we are looking at warehouse trucks and material handling equipment for the retail, manufacturing and distribution industry?
With the four-wheel electric truck series, EP Equipment brings a remarkable range of forklift trucks onto the market. Thanks to the integrated lithium battery, the trucks offer more space than others and can easily be used for long periods of time by opportunity charging. We tested the 3 tonne truck and found it to be a powerful and easy to operate truck with some strong advantages.
EP Equipment developed the JX1 a few years ago for picking small orders and performing other work at heights. Recently the JX0 has been added, functionally comparable, but lighter, slimmer and more compact than its big brother. However, the performance is impressive, as our test shows.
Lithium-ion batteries are a relatively new technology, having been first introduced in the 1990s. Lithium-ion batteries have many different compounds, probably the most known found in these batteries is Lithium Iron Phosphate. It is much more compact and energy dense than lead acid. The cells are sealed shut and require no water maintenance.
If you’ve considered upgrading your existing forklift setup, or you’re just unsure which type of battery power is right for your business needs, then you’ve likely already taken a look at Lithium Ion batteries as a potential solution.
Battery technology has come a long way from the early days of automation when vehicle owners and mechanics would test how much charge a battery had by provoking a spark from it – something that would be lethal with today’s vastly improved batteries.
If you’re considering a forklift for your workplace, or you’re looking to upgrade your existing equipment, then you’ve likely already discussed the pros and cons of the type of forklift you need. After you have decided on the type of equipment you need, it is time to have a closer look at the power source.
The iF Product design award was introduced first in 1954 and has been a growing institution for good design ever since. Several market leading manufacturers like Jungheinrich, Toyota and many others have participated in this prestigious competition.
From Feb. 19 to 21. the international trade show LogiMAT 2019 took place in Stuttgart. With 61.740 visitors, the trade show grew by more than 10% compared to last year and became even more international than the years before. EP Equipment showed several new, groundbreaking products to the industry.
For any business that regularly makes use of warehouse space or has constant stock levels to maintain, having the correct equipment for the job from day one is vital. Not only can this help to improve the efficiency of your stock management, but it also ensures the safety of your employees and keeps your workplace running like clockwork from open to close.
Just a little more than a week until LogiMAT 2019 opens doors from February 19th to 21st and we are excited to have our new products ready for you. EP Equipment will be present at LogiMAT in Hall 10 Booth B81 where we will present our newest innovation and service concept in cooperation with our German partner Isfort.
After sales performance is one of the most important aspects in the supply of equipment. With simple and smart solutions EP Equipment has many advantages. Dealers from all over Europe are regularly invited to join our after sales training.
Although many people see pallet trucks as fairly utilitarian items of equipment that “just are”, in actual fact they are beautifully designed items that play a crucial role in the transport and distribution of a wide range of goods.
Lara Croft is a character known to take the challenges as they come. A strong woman that shows men that women can do anything! About 8 months ago EP saw a TV special about a young woman from Hong Kong, that is very much like her. This is the story of Lara and how her and EPs paths have come together.
Every year China celebrates the online shopping event 11.11 singles day. Since 2016 EP has held there very own 11.11 celebration breaking sales records every year. 2018 was the first year where EP also invited international dealers to participate in the 11.11 festivities.
Li-Ion Counterbalance - The Future Is Now!
During the last months, EP have worked towards the introduction of there Li-Ion counterbalance trucks. After selling Li-Ion counterbalance trucks successfully in the Chinese market for over a year, EP have launched the products for international sale.
The All New EP Europe Distribution Center
At EP Equipment we believe in a strong network of partners to develop new products, create exceptional after sales support and share opportunities among partners. In 2011 EP Equipment founded their European distribution centre in Belgium to support the local dealer ....
F5/F8 The correct truck for the application - Why Pay More?
With EP, the customer is not limited to a "one truck fits all" offering and can benefit greatly from the reduction in the price for a truck with a reduced specification level that does the job perfectly well in a particular application.
EP Premium Electric Forklift Design
Since 2003 the EP JingJiang factory has been operational and at the moment in this factory EP are producing there 4 wheel counterbalance trucks in the capacity of 1500 – 5000kg
The Evolution Of The Pallet Truck
At Clearlift we have seen a greater number of people contemplating why to make the move from the manual pallet truck to the electric pallet truck.
CeMAT 2018 The Forklift Revolution Has Started
During the last week, EP Equipment presented innovative trends and products at CeMAT in Hannover. On over 300m2 EP unveiled LiST – Lithium integrated Smart trucks and pushed the limits of past developments even further.
At CEMAT 2018 EP Will Change The Industry... Again
At EP Equipment we believe in products that simply work. Over the past years we have created new, category defining products, like the EPT 20-15ET, the worlds first real entry level powered pallet truck...
What Makes A Lithium Ion Battery Safe?... The Battery Management System Made By EP
Lithium Ion Batteries are a mega trend in the material handling industry. Li-Ion batteries provide many advantages: More power, extreme short charging times and maintenance free operation. How does EP Equipment ensure safety and a long lifetime for their Lithium Ion Batteries?
From 13th-15th of March 2018 EP Equipment participated at the LogiMAT 2018 trade show in Stuttgart, Germany. On their booth they presented three main solutions to customers....
KION Group (Linde Forklifts) and EP Equipment Agree Strategic Partnership
KION Group (Linde Forklifts) to acquire a minority stake in a leading Chinese manufacturer to extend its offering in the fast-growing market for entry-level warehouse equipment
New Vibration Free Engine Truck from EP Equipment
EP were the fastest growing forklift manufacturer in the world in 2016 according to Modern Material Handling who publish the annual league table of the world’s material handling manufacturers.
EP Equipment – fastest growing company in the forklift industry
In August 2017, Modern Materials Handling published the 2016 ranking of material handling suppliers. For EP Equipment 2016 has been the most successful year in the history of the company.
Expanding Terenure Company go for the “Clean Option”
Woodworkers are a family run hardware supplies company based in Dublin. Established over 40 years ago they have remained successful due to their expert knowledge in building industry products.
New EP Equipment for The Pallet Network
Independent Express Cargo (IEC) is a Dublin- based provider of freight, transport and logistics services and has been an established player in the industry since 1984 when founded by Owen Cooke.
Richard smashes BBC Series 'Can't Touch this'
Our former employee Richard took part in a new series on BBC 'Can't Touch This' last Saturday evening, and of course, we were all cheering him on.
Rental firm gets a lift with Growth Fund loan
Clearlift Material Handling Ltd is set to expand its fleet of material handling equipment and double its workforce over the next three to four years after receiving a £500,000 loan from the Growth Loan Fund.
Cold Move Partners with Clearlift for Expansion
Cold Move is one of Ireland's leading supply-chain management company’s and have become a dominant player within the temperature controlled market place since their inception in 2005.
A very big Thank You for our success in 2015
2015 has been another pretty good year for us here at Clearlift. After reaching the milestone of 100 units in 2014 we started the year with a target of increasing this number by 50% and while we didn't quite achieve it we did manage to put 140 units out which represents a very healther 40% increase.
1200km, 14 Meetings and Wise Words
On a recent 3 day sales trip around Ireland I met a worldly-wise maintenance manager during my first call who made a couple of comments to me that really got me motivated for the journey ahead.
Agnail Limited choose new 3T EP for new contract
Agnail Limited are an independent Waste Management Consultants and Commodity Brokers. They are based in Dublin, Ireland and operate throughout Ireland and the UK with a network of recycling partners in Europe and the Far East.
HPC Group & Clearlift benefiting from the growth of the Irish Building Industry
The Irish construction market has the strongest rate of growth across the European Union, according to a new report. Ireland, which represents less than 1 per cent of the total output in Europe, showed the highest rate of growth across the region in 2014 at 9.9 per cent.
FSM expands with three new EP Forklifts
Food Surplus Management are based in County Meath and are an Irish owned company. They specialise in the recovery and recycling of short dated products and packaging for the manufacturing, wholesale and retail food and drinks industry.
MCD Engineering - Experts in Steel Fabrication, Experts in Forklift Selection
MCD Engineering Ltd is an engineering business specialising in providing high quality fabrication and finishing services to industrial, agricultural, commercial and private customers.
ADN Materials recycle their old trucks for two new EP Diesels
ADN Materials are a plastic recycling company based in Carrickmacross Co. Monaghan. Their daily operations involve the collection, sorting and crushing of plastics.
McQuaid Engineering Invests in new Equipment
McQuaid Engineering Ltd manufactures and supplies a range of innovative attachments for the mining, aggregate construction and recycling industries.
A.M.S. changes fleet to new EPs and Combilifts
Established in 1974, All Metal Services Ltd became part of The Reliance Steel & Aluminium group of companies in August 2014. They are now part of the largest metal stock-holding group in the world.
Irish mushroom farms investing in new EP equipment
The mushroom industry in Ireland is acknowledged to be one of the best in the world. It is the largest horticultural sector in Ireland.
Specialist patterned concrete supplier invest in a new forklift
Allcrete based in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath specialise in the supply and fitting of pattern imprinted concrete to homeowners and contractors.
Specialist granite supplier invest in a new forklift
Creggan Granite is specialist architectural granite supplier based in Centrepoint Business Park, Carrickaron, Co. Louth.
C+G Logistics speed up deliveries with i-Movers
C+G Logistics Group are a company strategically located in west Dublin beside the M50. They provide a complete, efficient, high - quality logistics solution to the chemical and allied raw material sectors.
Long standing contract renewed with Decora Blind Systems
Decora Blinds Systems are one of the leading blind manufacturers in the UK employing in excess of 500 people operating out of a total of 250,000 sq. ft premises in Lisburn, Northern Ireland and Birmingham, England.
White's Oat continued growth with Clearlift
Porridge is proving a top breakfast choice, enjoyed by nearly half (49%) of British & Irish consumers, with nearly a quarter eating a bowl almost daily.
A Clearlift for Murdocks Builders Merchants
Clearlift Material Handling Limited has supplied a complete new fleet of forklift trucks to Murdock Builder's Merchants, once again proving that the company can provide the perfect balance between cost and quality...
The EP iMover is a walk behind powered pallet truck, which is excellent for moving loads within confined spaces such as trailers and containers or small retail operations...
Celebrating 2014 with over 100 units of EP Forklifts & Warehousing Equipment Sold or Hired
We started 2014 with major growth plans following a very successful start with EP in 2013. We had to move to bigger premises to accommodate holding a more extensive range of machines in stock due to the increase in demand throughout Ireland...
Clearlift Christmas Competition Winners
We would like to thank everyone who took part in our online survey competition. Due to the huge response we decided to pick two winners...
Electric Order Picker CK-05
What if there was a heavy duty industrial vehicle the was compact, nimble and refined enough to support a retail sales floor? It would change retail operations...
CPD10ET Mini Forklift
The new and revolution CPD10ET electric forklift is the only forklift across the world designed for specialised service on industrial floors. This unique forklift has been developed to maximise productivity on industrial floors whilst reducing operating costs.