First reach truck worldwide with permanently installed lithium-ion battery
A total of 118 lithium ion trucks for Middle America
To be used in a new automobile plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
The Mexican logistics service provider Seglo Logistics, a subsidiary of the Schnellecke Group with headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, has ordered 19 reach trucks, the new type ETV 216i from Jungheinrich. This truck model is the first reach truck in the world with a permanently installed lithium-ion battery as a standard feature. The order is part of a major contract covering a total of 118 lithium-ion trucks from Jungheinrich for Seglo Logistics. In addition to the reach trucks, the order includes 42 counterbalanced fork lift trucks types EFG 430 and EFG 220; 50 tow tractors type EZS 350; and 6 horizontal order pickers type ECE 225. The Jungheinrich trucks will be used in a new automobile plant close to the central Mexican city of San Luis Potosi with a population of about 700,000, roughly 420 kilometres north of Mexico City. The Schnellecke Group is an internationally operating logistics service provider specializing in added value logistics in the automotive industry. Their portfolio ranges from transport and warehousing to pre-assembly and Value Added Services and on to sequential production of individual parts and modules, plus packaging suitable for containers. Plans call for the automobile plant in San Luis Potosi to be equipped as a beacon of innovation where the latest available technologies will be used. Jungheinrich consistently used the advantages of this space-saving and efficient lithium-ion technology in the development of the ETV 216i. Because of this, the latest generation of reach trucks features significantly improved ergonomics. Thus the ETV 216i offers the operator significantly more freedom of movement and perfect all-round visibility. The result is extraordinary ease of use and maximum safety in the warehouse. Thanks to its especially compact design, the truck features maximum agility in the warehouse. Compared to conventional reach trucks, the ETV 216i achieves significantly increased productivity.