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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Forklifts

Hydrogen fuel cell forkliftNo matter where you shop, the chances are good that the products you buy went through a distribution center. These distribution centers can be large or small, but one thing they all need are forklifts.

Forklifts and other specialty vehicles make it possible to move products around the warehouse. One can only imagine the size of a warehouse and the number of forklifts that Walmart or Whole Foods would need to organize and ship all of their goods. This is why it is crucial for businesses to have the most efficient and cost effective machines to get the job done. The more efficient and cheaper it is to organize and ship a business' goods, the less they have to charge to sell them.

This is where the hydrogen fuel cell forklift comes in. They last longer, have more power for a longer period of time and to top it all off, they refuel in less than 3 minutes, just like a car.

Here are some real world examples of why companies have been making the switch:
  • Nestle Waters
    Nestle Waters compared hydrogen fuel cells to other technologies to find that, once again, hydrogen fuel cells have lower operating costs and increase worker productivity. More >>

  • Hydrogenics at GM and FedEx
    With no maintenance downtime and finishing at the same high level of performance, Hydrogenics’ forklifts complete hugely successful pilot programs at GM and FedEx. More >>

  • Walmart
    Walmart will save $2 million over seven years and reduce green house gas emission by 530 tons each year by utilizing hydrogen fuel cell technology. More >>

  • Wegmans
    "It enabled us to do something that will improve job satisfaction for our employees, benefit the environment, and is right for our business." - Mike Cullen, Wegmans' Vice President of Distribution Planning. More >>

  • Whole Foods
    Whole Foods saves about 3750 man hours per year per forklift because they now do not have to change batteries at the end of every work shift. More >>

  • Central Grocers
    Central Grocers of the Chicago area purchased 140 hydrogen fuel cell forklifts which now handle all of their goods. If that weren't enough, they are purchasing 80 more this year and, of course, cutting carbon emissions along the way. More >>

  • Coca-Cola
    The second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the US is using hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts. More >>

  • Raymond Corporation
    Take a look at Raymond Corporationís analysis of hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts to conventional battery-powered forklifts. They ran the numbers, weighed the pros and cons, and chose hydrogen fuel cells. More >>



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