GS Yuasa have announced the launch of a new range of traction batteries for the European material handling market. The launch sees the manufacturer, a world leader for vehicle and industrial batteries, expand upon its class leading Japanese traction battery range with an all-new line up of European DIN and BS sizes.

GS Yuasa’s new range of batteries has been designed for use in applications ranging from forklift trucks to materials handling equipment and floor cleaning machines. 24, 48 and 80 Volt solutions are available utilising GS Yuasa’s specialist 2 Volt traction cells to offer high performance and minimal maintenance.

GS Yuasa batteries are trusted by engineers worldwide for use in a wide variety of applications. Their superior quality supplies power for millions of systems which enable everyday life such as telecommunications, banking and grid power support.

The new European sized range is available as a fully plug and play solution, meaning it can be easily integrated into a wide range of applications. All batteries offer low maintenance, minimised water consumption and quick charging. They are supplied in a high durability, dip coated tray and are fully recyclable.

GS Yuasa traction batteries are the preferred choice to the Asian materials handling market, and GS brand traction batteries are still widely referenced for their unrivalled quality many years after discontinuation in Europe.

James Hylton Managing Director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK said, “We’re delighted to have launched our traction range in Europe and offer our world-renowned quality and long service life to the materials handling industry.

“Our experienced engineers have developed this range using their extensive knowledge of traction technology to ensure the highest performance and reliability. We are already receiving a huge level of interest from materials handling suppliers and manufacturers who are delighted GS Yuasa have returned to the European market”.

The first container of GS Yuasa’s brand-new Traction batteries has also now landed in the UK with delivery taking place late last month to the Bristol-based Battery Technologies UK Ltd.

Mike Broom, Director at Battery Technologies UK Ltd, a traction battery specialist and distributor of GS Yuasa Traction batteries said: “Our experience with Yuasa batteries has always been overwhelmingly positive – when we first heard about the new GS Yuasa Traction Range we knew it was something we could confidently put our name to and supply to our customers.”

An optional Air-Mix system enhances electrolyte mixing, prolonging service life and reducing the risk of stratification and premature battery failure. The system brings a number of additional benefits including a 20% reduction in energy consumption during charging and reducing overall charge times by 30%. A fully integrated filling solution makes maintenance quick and easy while an optional LED indicator means electrolyte levels can be checked with just a glance.

The GS Yuasa Traction range is available to order now in half or full container loads.

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