Hoppecke batteries help Norish flexi trucks

Brierley Hill, Midlands, UK: Norish Foods is making “huge savings” in forklift truck running costs using Hoppecke’s trak air system.

The system enables Norish to have a 6-hour charging time meaning fewer batteries and chargers are required.  Typically, on traditional battery types at least two spares were required per truck to allow 24-hour operation while in extreme cases a spare charger would be needed per truck.

Norish operates a fleet of Flexi narrow aisle articulated fork lift trucks on three shifts in a cold store at -28°C running on the original trak air batteries and chargers supplied by Hoppecke Industrial Batteries.

“The 6-hour charging time is important because normal operating life of a lead acid battery in cold store conditions is four or five years and batteries on average lose around 30% of their capacity in cold storage applications,” Hoppecke says. ” Therefore, vital factors for electric-powered trucks operating in a cold store environment are the quality of their batteries and the ability to charge them, which is why Norish Foods went for the trak air units as well as a high frequency charger system from Hoppecke.”

One of the main benefits of the Hoppecke trak air system is that it protects the batteries from overcharge, which allows them to have a much longer service life than other batteries in the field.  Also, the high frequency chargers cut charging times by around 2.5 hours, says Hoppecke.

Norman Hatcliffe, managing director of Norish Foods, says: “The really great additional benefit of Hoppecke trak air is the 40% energy saving we achieved.  It meant we were able to obtain payback on our investment in fewer than 12 months as well as real long-term high power performance from our fleet of flexi trucks.”


Daimler Trucks goes electric

Stuttgart, Germany: Daimler Trucks plans a range of electric trucks for urban distribution and long-haul transport and has launched a concept vehicle to demonstrate the …


Krone boosts telematics services

Werlte, Germany: Trailer maker Krone and Shippeo, which makes automated tracking systems, have partnered to provide real-time estimated time of arrival (ETA) for Krone’s trailer …


European Cold Chain Conference set for Rotterdam in November

Rotterdam, Netherlands: The 23rd GCCA European Cold Chain Conference is scheduled for 23 – 25 November 2020 at the Hilton Rotterdam. The conference for temperature controlled professionals will see …


Polish pharma firm opens new warehouse

Głogów. Poland: Polish pharmaceutical company Arra Group has opened a new temperature-controlled warehouse in Poland near Poznań. The company says the warehouse is in a …



  • Cold Chain Insight
    Cold Chain Insight into Energy, 16-20 November – the first of the new virtual insight series

Latest Tweets

Cold Chain News September digest with 2020 Cold Chain Leaders tables plus @ColdChainShane on meeting the Brexit challenge: bit.ly/2ZMDikC pic.twitter.com/6lGBUeotLL

© 2020 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ