Tesco take lithium-ion truck

The first lithium-ion powered forklift to be commercially available in the world – the Jungheinrich EJE112i powered pallet truck – has been purchased and is being trialled by Tesco.

The new truck, which was launched at the recent CeMAT exhibition in Germany, will shortly be in operation at one of the retailer’s main distribution centres.

Richard Ash, Tesco’s Corporate Purchasing Manager, commented: “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 EJE 112i truck could play a significant role in helping to reduce CO2 emissions across our materials handling fleet.”

Tesco currently operates a large fleet of Jungheinrich powered pallet trucks in the UK and an extensive fleet of Jungheinrich materials handling equipment throughout its global distribution operation.

Jungheinrich UK Ltd offers Pallet Trucks, Stackers, Counterbalance Trucks, Reach Trucks, Order Pickers, Very Narrow Aisle and Stacker Cranes in more than 600 truck variants. As well as this, Jungheinrich provide an extensive Aftersales Support Network, Rental and Financial Services, Racking Systems and Warehouse Planning.

Jungheinrich UK Ltd

Craig Johnson

Tel: 01908 363100

Email: craigj@jungheinrich.co.uk