Electric forklifts are becoming increasingly popular among our customer base. They help businesses reduce their total cost of ownership and streamline their operations. But what are the main reasons for warehouse managers making the switch? Here are five…

Save on fuel

Fuel for diesel and LPG forklifts is expensive. Buying it on a monthly basis can cause your annual costs to skyrocket. Recharging batteries costs less than a third of the cost of fossil fuels. It is especially cost effective if you recharge overnight on more favourable tariffs.

Easier to maintain

Electric forklifts are easier to maintain. They have fewer moving and wearable parts and any issues tend to be minor and easily fixed. This also means less downtime, which can be a major cost saving for operations currently using unreliable equipment.

Reduce noise levels

Businesses with IC engine forklifts often receive noise complaints. This is resolved instantly by going electric, and may even allow you to extend your operating hours to boost efficiency.

Cleaner work environment

Electric forklifts help create a cleaner, safer environment for staff. Air quality problems become a thing of the past, and employees appreciate your investment in their workplace. Cleaner air means a happy workforce, and a happy workforce is more productive.

Improve carbon footprint

It is becoming more and more important for businesses to keep their impact on the environment to a minimum. Electric forklifts improve your carbon footprint. When you switch to electric, you take a proportion of your power from solar, wind and other renewable sources.

For many businesses, a switch to electric forklifts means significantly lower operating expenses. Here at 4K Systems, we have already helped dozens of companies convert to electric. So why not reap all the above benefits and more? Please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 07825 171475 if you are interested in reducing the total cost of ownership of your fleet.