HOUSTON (Jan. 17, 2017) – Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, today announced a two-shift operating guarantee, with no battery changing necessary between two shifts. This industry-exclusive guarantee for North America minimizes costly downtime and saves valuable energy, while lowering customers’ operating costs.
“We are confidently able to provide a two-shift guarantee because of Jungheinrich’s formidable technological advances and energy efficient product design,” said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing at MCFA. “The highly efficient control technology, state-of-the-art motor technology and effective energy management on Jungheinrich’s electric products eliminate the need for battery charging between the first and second shift, ultimately increasing the operators’ pick rates and productivity during the work day, while also eliminating the need to change batteries between shifts. In the unlikely event of under-performance, MCFA will provide the customer with a second battery absolutely free.”
Jungheinrich trucks are uniquely designed to retain high levels of energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption through the use of highly efficient motors and optimized controllers. The result of this precise engineering is that Jungheinrich models can operate for two shifts or 16 hours on one battery charge.
Charging batteries costs more than lost time between shifts. Depending on the fleet size, the costs associated with water, battery cleaning and additional battery charging stations are eliminated, reducing battery-charging costs by up to 50 percent. The ability to run for two shifts on one battery charge also eliminates the need for an extra battery, saving customers thousands of dollars on battery costs per truck.
The two-shift guarantee is offered on several Jungheinrich models, including a range of mid- to high-level order pickers, pantograph reach trucks, three-wheel electric counterbalanced and electric pneumatic tire forklifts. The full list of models includes:
EKS 314 High-Level Order Picker – 36 Volt
ETR 230-335d Pantograph Reach Truck Series – 36 Volt
EKS 208/308 Mid- to High-Level Order Picker – 36 Volt and 48 Volt
EKX 514/516/516k Turret Truck – 80 Volt
EFG 213-220 3-Wheel Electric Pneumatic Forklift – 48 Volt
EFG 425-S30 4-Wheel Electric Pneumatic Forklift – 80 Volt
This range of products is also covered by a one-year/2,000-hour warranty that includes parts and labor, as well as components and systems, and a two-year/4,000-hour extended powertrain warranty. Additionally, all Jungheinrich products are backed by the Parts Fast or Parts Free Guarantee that ensures next-business-day delivery by 5 p.m. of Jungheinrich parts, or the parts are free, including freight, in the United States. For customers in Canada and Mexico, the guarantee ensures shipping of parts within 24 hours from the time the order was placed.
Manufacturer of high-quality material handling equipment - MCFA is a leading manufacturer of high-quality forklifts and warehouse products in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Based in Houston, the company distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products – through its extensive dealer network. All products are backed by industry-leading customer service and superior product support. For more information about MCFA or any of its brands, visit Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks or Jungheinrich Forklifts.
Leading provider of warehouse products for more than 60 years - Jungheinrich ranks among the world’s leading brands of material handling equipment and warehousing technology, offering a broad range of technologically-advanced forklifts and very narrow aisle lift trucks. With more than 60 years of electric lift truck design and manufacturing expertise, Jungheinrich is known for developing energy-efficient warehouse products – many of which operate up to two shifts on one charge in various applications.
In North America, Jungheinrich forklifts are distributed through Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.’s (MCFA’s) extensive dealer network located throughout North America and a number of these trucks are manufactured by MCFA. Based in Houston, MCFA has more than 340 dealer locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and is backed by five local parts distribution centers in Texas, California, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania and a 24-hour parts delivery guarantee. For more information on Jungheinrich, please visit Jungheinrich Forklift Trucks, Jungheinrich Forklifts on Facebook, Jungheinrich Forklifts on Twitter, Jungheinrich Forklifts on YouTube and Jungheinrich Forklifts on LinkedIn.