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Perfect Charging

Spar St. Gallen

4/16/2020 / St. Gallen, Switzerland
SPAR is the world’s largest voluntary concentration of grocers in a franchise system. The store network in Switzerland includes 185 neighbourhood and convenience stores, as well as eleven TopCC cash-and-carries for caterers, business customers, clubs and public institutions. These are supplied from the SPAR Group central warehouse in St. Gallen. An in-house fleet of 100 electric forklift trucks ensures the fast and efficient flow of goods.
Spar St. Gallen

As SPAR operates a shift system, the forklift trucks and their batteries must be designed for long periods of use. The 50 Hz battery chargers were kept in a separate area in the basement – this was inconvenient and took up much valuable time. The warehouse management team therefore decided to modernise the charging infrastructure.  


Fronius developed a customised complete system for SPAR. The most important change was moving the charging technology from the basement to the ground floor. The compact Selectiva battery chargers allowed a flexible and space-saving approach to installation – in one case, they were even integrated above head height in the steelwork construction of a high-bay warehouse. Thanks to the external start/stop function, no settings are required on the device itself. Of course, Fronius made sure that all safety rules and standards were met for every variant.

Customer information
Company Name
SPAR Handels AG
St. Gallen, Schweiz
Food and Beverages
Forklift truck brand
Battery brand
Fronius Portfolio Selectiva

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» Right from the start, we were given expert, constructive and results-oriented advice. A particularly positive aspect for us was having our own designated contact person, from planning, to implementation to operation – this made the conversion far easier for us. «

Daniel Stohr, Warehouse Division Manager