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Navitas to expand production in Michigan

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:09 -- Hugh Finzel
Navitas Starlifter battery

US battery firm Navitas is expanding production of its Starlifter line of lithium-ion forklift batteries from a new manufacturing facility in Michigan.

Navitas has secured a 100,000 sq ft building to boost production by an additional 5,000 systems annually, in line with the company’s reported “almost 200% year-over-year growth in revenues”.  

The new facility is near Navitas’ existing 48,000 sq ft R&D and manufacturing facility in Ann Arbor.

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Enersys programme converts trucks to battery power

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:13 -- Ruth Williams
an average of US$6300 can be saved in fuel costs each year with electric conversion

EnerSys has launched a programme beginning in Chicago and emanating out across the US to convert industrial lift fleets over to electric power. The rationale is it will save fleet operators an average of US$6300 worth of fuel per vehicle per year.

Called the Convert to Electric (SM) (C2E(SM)), it has been launched in Chicago because it has a high number of industrial, manufacturing and retail businesses that use these types of trucks and forklifts.

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