In the past, the forklift trucks at FELIX were predominantly powered by gas engines.
Since 2014 however, the company has been replacing its entire fleet with battery powered
forklift trucks. To cope with the long driving times, these are partly fitted with
back-up batteries. When searching for reliable, efficient and gentle battery charging
technology, FELIX came across the Selectiva devices from Fronius.
The large savings potential eventually convinced FELIX of Fronius – despite initial
reservations due to the high purchase costs. For the gas-powered forklift trucks, monthly
operating costs were over € 200 per vehicle. For electric stackers they are more than
75 percent lower at € 48 per month and the Fronius battery charging technology with
the energy efficient Ri charging process is a major factor in that. Thanks to the gentle
charging process and the special Refresh characteristic, the forklift trucks now last for
the entire shift, even with old batteries, saving time and simplifying processes.