How to choose the right Forklift Battery

Choosing industrial batteries can be complicated—there are just so many options that it can be difficult to decide which factors are most important: Ah capacity, chemistry, charging speed, cycle life, brand, price, etc. If you already know what to expect of your battery, use the forklift battery selector to see available options. If you’d like to learn which requirements of your material handling operations are crucial for choosing...

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GRI enhances connections with rubber farmers

Sri Lankan natural rubber is the key raw material used in GRI tires. Thus, natural rubber farmers are important stakeholders in the GRI ecosystem. This ecosystem focuses on sustainability and aims to inspire the farming communities by recognizing their work as well as providing knowledge and skills for their development and optimizing the yields from their natural rubber farms. GRI works with about 1,800 natural rubber farmers from...

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Leaner manufacturing with lithium batteries

The recent advances in lithium industrial batteries and their use in manufacturing are remarkable. So much so, that it may become the single most important hardware step-change of the past few decades. By switching a forklift fleet to lithium power, a company can considerably improve its overall financial results, productivity, while lowering maintenance, operational costs and also create a safer workplace environment – all at...

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Wine Companies “Press More” out of Their Forklifts with Li-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion battery technology pairs well with the wine industry, like a good Cabernet with a lamb chop. The wine business shifts with high and low seasons, which creates a challenge best met with effective equipment utilization. Li-ion forklift batteries are the optimal choice to power equipment used with seasonal fluctuations, and they offer cost-effective benefits to warehouses of all sizes. In the wine industry, the production...

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The Li-ion boost in Food and Beverage Industry

Logistics Drives Profitability in Food and Beverage Industry In the food and beverage industry, demand and growth are driven by food consumption and population growth, while profitability is driven by operations efficiency. Changing consumer behavior, dramatically initiated by the pandemic in 2020, is setting new requirements for the logistics and supply chain, at a speed that many industry providers are, arguably, not prepared for....

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What mega-trends in material handling industry are supported by Lithium Technology

The impact of material handling on the recovery of the USA economy is monumental. Some segments were certainly hit harder than others during 2020, but today the whole industry adapts to the new customer demands faster and moves quickly to adopt new enabling technologies. What are the three mega-trends supporting the post-pandemic growth in the material handling industry? Most experts name flexibility, automation, and workplace safety....

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Store fulfillment transformed into Omni-Channel fulfillment

WITRON Logistic + Informatik Gmbh, (Parkstein, Germany) was tasked with reconfiguring UK health and beauty retail giant, Boots’ existing Nottingham Store Service Center (SSC) into a fully functioning Omni-Channel fulfillment center in three weeks. During the early stages of the COVID19 pandemic, Boots continued to see foot traffic in retail locations, which included in-store pick-ups from online ordering.  As the UK entered full...

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