No Logimat – come to EP open dealer day from 11-13 March in Belgium

Sadly we had to see that more and more exhibitors cancelled their plans to visit LogiMAT 2020. As an empty trade show does not support our joint targets and goals, we have decided to cancel our plans for LogiMAT as well and worked out a new plan to show you our new amazing products hands-on.

No LogiMAT? Whats the alternative now?

The launch event in EP Belgium from 11-13 March
After a quick check with our dealers, we realized how excited you all are to see our new, revolutionary products like the EFL 181 and the new series of pallet trucks. We are very excited too and decided to give you the opportunity to check out our trucks in a safe place, not crowded with people and learn more about our latest innovations. For this reason, we will have an open dealer event from 11-13 March in our European Distribution center near Brussels, Belgium.

What can I see there?
During next week’s event, we will show you all the latest innovations from EP Equipment like the EPL 154, EPL 185, EFL 181, CPD 20L2 and many other great trucks that are launched next week for sales all over Europe.

Where and when do we meet?
The Open dealer event will open doors from 11-13 March every day starting at 9 AM-5 PM and of course, we will take care of you during the full day, we will do some sales training and answer your technical questions at the same time. The European Sales team will be available during this time and might also have some special offers for you on hand.

EP Equipment Europe
Alsembergsesteenweg, 454-A
1653 Dworp
Belgium
TEL: (+32)28965352

Do I need to make a reservation?
Please let us know if you want to visit us next week and contact us at moc.u1606562461e-pe@1606562461ofni1606562461 so we can help you with hotel booking and other arrangements.
For any other questions, please feel free to contact your EP representative.

We are looking forward to see you next week in Belgium

EP Equipment switches PalletXPress fleet from Diesel to Li-Ion

With the commissioning of a new and much larger hub, PalletXpress Dublin, has switched from diesel to 3 ton electric forklift trucks with li-ion battery. With the partnership of 24 transport companies and the use of 12 EP Equipment forklifts every day they effortlessly move around 2,500 pallets per night. This is only achievable thanks to opportunity charging, which enables the use of the machines around the clock.

From around six o’clock in the evening, the flow of trucks at the PalletXpress hub in Dublin slowly swells up. From all of Ireland, UK and Europe, the members bring in the pallets which are handled by the hub and cross docked onto each member’s vehicle. During this process the inbound vehicles are unloaded in the 130,000 square foot facility and, where possible, immediately reloaded for their final destination. This operation takes place over a 20-hour working day via a 3-shift pattern with its peak between 6PM and 3AM ensuring all freight is available for next day delivery throughout the country.

GREEN AMBITIONS FULFILLED

“They have been driving to our full satisfaction since the start of this hub and every time I see them, I am proud that we have succeeded”, says PalletXpress Managing Director Tom Carr while the swarm of blue electric trucks is buzzing around the double deck trailers. “With the construction of our new hub, we really wanted to take a step forward and make our Green Ambitions a reality. Diesel trucks out, solar panels on the roof and as much paperless work as possible.”

Meanwhile, the first set of panels is generating power for the office and lighting, the paper consumption has been reduced by more than 50% and there are 12 EP L1 3 tonners supplied by EP Equipment Dealer Clearlift through long-term rental. The hub also houses several member companies of the network. They have also become convinced of the use of EP electric trucks with a li-ion battery as a result Clearlift have been able to supply 6 extra trucks to these companies, bringing the total to 18 at present in the facility.

PREJUDICE AND LIMITATIONS

The forklift market in Ireland is divided into two camps: one camp runs diesel, the other electric. LPG trucks are a rarity and due to environmental and health issues surrounding diesel, many companies are considering a switch to electric traction. The cost advantage of electric driving is attractive, but potential changeovers are often still struggling with the prejudices. “That was true for us too,” says Operations Manager Ray Kavanagh directly. “We’ve been testing ‘Wet Electric’ or conventional lead-acid batteries, but we’d also need additional spare batteries. This was not an option for us because of the time wasted on swapping batteries, the risk factor in handling and the great care taken in maintaining and using the batteries correctly. We then tested some well-known brands of li-ion trucks, but they were not to the driver’s liking and they were very expensive. The arrival of a demo with an EP truck has completely changed the mood.”

Ray Kavanagh, Operations Manager PalletXpress: “The total package of trucks, advice, service from EP and Clearlift is just very good.”

INTENSIVE TESTING

Because a 3-ton lift truck was not yet available, EP-dealer Clearlift delivered some 2-ton li-ion trucks for a test drive. The trucks were put through their paces for three weeks. The completely maintenance free 48V li-ion battery with 360 Ah capacity was sufficient for the intensive use at PalletXpress. “That didn’t happen by itself”, Ray Kavanagh continues honestly. “The drivers had to get used to putting the trucks on the charger every break, because only then could we easily achieve the requirements of our operation. However, the advantages of the new truck were so great that they got used to it within a week.”

The arrival of the 3 ton EP trucks has only improved the situation at PalletXpress. The stronger trucks are equipped with a larger 80V 540 Ah battery and have more stamina. Still, they go to the charger in the break time, because that routine is now completely in place. It ensures that the trucks are always ready for a solid deployment. If necessary, an almost empty battery will be full again after 2.5 hours of charging. Ray Kavanagh: “The battery is also really maintenance-free and worry-free. Thanks to the perfect service of the Clearlift mechanic, we have not missed a single moment.”

PRODUCTIVE AND ERGONOMIC

The advantages of the EP lithium-ion trucks are not limited to a carefree and clean operation alone. Thanks to the integration of the battery in the truck, they have an extremely large foot space and a low, ergonomic entrance. The power and responsiveness of both the drive and lift pump motors ensured the equivalent working speed required to complete the intensive loading and unloading process within the set time. The view through the mast and the overhead guard are also very positive for the drivers. Almost all trailers at PalletXpress are double-deck, which requires an unobstructed view up to the second level. Tom Carr: “It’s going perfectly, and that without exhaust fumes and engine noise. Only when you make such a switch, do you experience how stressful the conditions were before. Nobody inside the hub wants to go back to diesel anymore.” Ray Kavanagh adds: “And the drivers are also clear: they call them The Best Trucks ever!”

Tom Carr, Managing Director PalletXpress: “The switch to EP lithium-ion trucks has been a more than successful decision.”

COST SAVING

Clearlift owner Jonathan Savage hears the reactions of PalletXpress with a smile. The success of the EP lithium-ion trucks has led him to intensify the battle with the diesel trucks. “We also supply EP diesel trucks, which are as indestructible as they are reliable,” he says. “Yet you can see that in many respects the electric truck wins over the IC truck. Especially in view of the analysis possibilities offered by the lithium-ion battery. It stores everything related to the daily work and with this data every customer can further improve his application. Not only is electric driving much more economical, it also allows you to control your processes much better.”

Tom Carr agrees with his supplier. “We are seeing the deployment costs fall and that will become even more interesting in the long run if we install more solar panels on our roofs. We are doing this step by step, but the conclusion is already clear to us: the switch to EP lithium-ion trucks has been a more than successful decision.”

LogiMAT 2020: The Real Deal with EP’s Li-Ion Technology

Visit EP Booth B81, Hall 10 at LogiMAT 2020

You want to see real, revolutionary Li-Ion products at LogiMAT 2020? You want to give a REAL DEAL to your customers and gain a competitive position in the market? We have the solution for you!

EP Equipment is not only the biggest manufacturer for Li-Ion products worldwide, we re-think all our new products from the ground up and optimise them around the advantages of Li-Ion technology.

LogiMAT instead of CeMAT

As CeMAT in Hannover sadly came to an end after many great years, LogiMAT Stuttgart is the new leading trade show for intralogistics. Please join us at LogiMAT and do not miss our latest innovation from 10-12 March 2020 in Stuttgart!

EFL181 – the revolutionary electric forklift truck with Li-Ion and integrated charger

You are looking for a simple & easy to service forklift to replace Diesel and Gas trucks? The EFL 181 comes with some amazing features and is a world revolution:

  • Big front tires for outdoor usage
  • Integrated charger with standard plug (220V) & Li-Ion battery as standard
  • Big legroom for more ergonomics

The EFL 181 Li-Ion forklift is the next generation, entry-level forklift from EP Equipment. It was designed to replace Diesel forklifts on the yard, in the countryside and for everybody with occasional usage. Find out more

 

EPL154/185 the next generation Li-Ion pallet truck

As the leading manufacturer for pallet trucks, EP will present a whole new line-up of pallet trucks at LogiMAT 2020. The EPL 154 / 185 combine all our knowledge of producing more than 100.000 units in 2019.

  • Improved Plug&Play Battery system
  • Protected battery compartment
  • integrated charger
  • Support wheels for more stability
  • increased speed as well as 48V BLDC motor (185)

Find out more

 

CPD20L2 – the most powerful 3-wheel forklift we have ever build

With the 20L2 Li-Ion forklift EP Equipment showcases the worlds first premium forklift build around the advantages of Li-Ion technology.

  • Biggest legroom in the industry
  • Joystick controlled hydraulics
  • precise driving characteristics
  • Quick charging & maintenance free battery

 

 

 

Li-Ion Battery Solutions

EP Equipment offers in-house design, development and manufacturing of Li-Ion Batteries. It is our goal to contribute to a clean logistics supply chain by reducing the amount of IC powered trucks around the world. At LogiMAT 2020 we will showcase our Li-Ion battery solutions and look forward to discuss with industry experts about potential cooperation.

Visit us at LogiMAT and get your personal ticket

These trucks are just a small outlook on what EP Equipment will showcase at LogiMAT 2020. Please contact us for your personal ticket and appointment with the EP team. Try out the new products and feel the innovation at our booth. We are here to create the future together with you. We look forward to seeing you at LogiMAT booth B81, Hall 10.

New dealer Manager Germany – Julian Büter joining EP Equipment

While the economy started to take a first small dip in 2019, the German kept its position as the biggest European market for material handling products with more than 95.000 units sold overall. It is also the strongest and probably most competitive market when it comes to pallet trucks and stackers, being home to three world-leading brands, Linde, Still and Jungheinrich.

EP Equipment in Germany

For many years EP Equipment has built strong relationships in the German market providing both OEM and importers innovative products and strong after-sales support. Due to the increasing demand for innovative Li-Ion trucks in the German market, EP Equipment continued to evolve the dealer network over the past years. Yearly trade shows as the LogiMAT are now a fixed date for our German dealer network to get together in Stuttgart and learn more about our latest innovations.

Julian Büter joining EP Equipment

As the dealer network in Germany grew, EP decided to take another step and build up more resources in the German market to meet the demand of our customers. Julian Büter has been working together with EP Equipment in the last 2 years as head of sales for our German distributor Isfort Staplertechnik and has already been a big asset to EP Equipment, not only with his knowledge of the market but also with his passion for Li-Ion technology and innovative products. Together with Ricard Isfort, Owner of Isfort Staplertechnik, a switch of Julian to EP Equipment was agreed to pay tribute to the increasing requirements of the german dealer network.

We are very happy that Julian choose EP as the next step in his career and look forward to working together with him as an international team with a local presence!

Since January 1st, Julian has joined EP and is now on the road all over the country to support our continuously growing network of partners.

If you want to get in touch with Julian, feel free to send him an email at ue.tn1606562461empiu1606562461qe-pe1606562461@rete1606562461uB.na1606562461iluJ1606562461

Meet Julian and the whole team at LogiMAT 2020

In March 2020 EP Equipment will attend LogiMAT in Stuttgart to showcase some amazing new products. You can be looking forward to some innovative new forklift truck solutions as well as a whole new line-up of pallet trucks. Julian and an international team from the international EP team will be taking care of you in Hall 10, Booth B81. Same place as last year, opposite our friends from TVH we will be taking good care of you. Please contact us for entry tickets and stay tuned for more updates on Logimat.

The 4th 11.11 Event – a new sales record and tons of new models

The 4th 1111 Event with “New idea, New challenge, and New technology” was held successfully by EP & iMOW on the 11th of November in Anji Factory, Zhejiang province. Around 500 people were invited to participate in this event, including people from EP service center, EP dealers, leaders of Industry Association and the media, to experience the new amazing product portfolio of EP Equipment.

The event is established as the largest sales event in chinese material handling industry, as well as the big release of new products from EP Equipment.

Once again the sales of 11.11 event even surprised the EP management as new records came in by the minute:

IN 1 MINUTE

The order of counterbalance forklifts were more than 1000.

IN 1 HOUR

The purchase set including the EPT20-15ET2 which was limited to an order amount of 8000 units was sold out.

11.11 record

After an estonishing result of around 23.000 units in 2018, the 2019 event received over 30.000 orders from dealers in China plus several big key account orders from the domestic market. Dealers fought to get their hands on EP trucks during the event.

 

New ideas Compete for the exclusive agency of new products to avoid homogeneous competition.

The market is aimed at lithium technology and customization in the year 2020! Apart from the normal group purchase, this year EP put forward with a customization activity for nine new products. The products can be customized and produced according to the customer’s requirements, solving the actual needs of customers’ working conditions. Thus customers can get products that are more suitable for them. Customization can not only create more value for dealers and customers but also effectively avoid homogeneous competition in the industry. There was one dealer from Foshan who won the exclusive agency of one of EP’s new products with the order amount of 6500 in the spot.

Unrestrained homogenization and imitation reduce the market competitiveness of original good products. Less profit worsens the after-sales service. Unprofitable industries will not develop for a long time, will not have intimate services, will not have technological innovation, and will not keep up with the global industry development trend. EP is the pioneer of customization service. EP’s dealers can use different products to meet the various needs of different customers and provide better solutions for customers.

The different industry has different material handling problems. Customization can directly solve the handling problem, using professional equipment to solve specific problems. With the rapid economic development at home and abroad, products become various. With the improvement of living standards, the requirements for product quality also increase. Therefore, higher requirements are put forward for material handling, and more requirements are put forward for the functions of handling equipment. Traditional handling equipment can no longer meet the special needs caused by handling differences between industries. EP focuses on this difference and launches customization. According to the requirements of different industries for handling equipment, professional handling equipment is produced to solve the specific problems and meet the special needs of different industries, so that the material handling becomes more professional, more efficient and safer. EP constructed 7 industrial scenarios to show how to operate the trucks in the exhibition.

NEW PRODUCT More than 30 new products are released, which are sold both online and offline.

During the event, more than 30 products are released by EP, including pallet trucks, electric stackers and electric counterbalance trucks. Let’s witness EP innovation, share the new handling idea and step into a new handling area together with EP new products!

Meanwhile, EP will set up a specialized online sales department to build a professional e-commerce marketing team. All EP products will be divided into online sale and offline sale and the price of online products will be unified. The online disordered competition can be ended through professional management, which includes establishing the online inspector system and building a worry-free after-sales system. Thus the core competitiveness of EP e-commerce can be formed and healthy and orderly development of the EP e-commerce industry can be ensured.

E-commerce product display

New challenge Build an electric forklift market and break the electric forklift curse.

At present, most of the internal combustion forklift trucks in the market have huge waste, space waste, load waste, energy consumption waste. However, even if so much waste is caused by using the internal combustion forklifts under the vigorous publicity of green environmental protection, how can the proportion of internal combustion forklift and electric forklift still be basically unchanged for 10 years? (The ration of the amount of electric forklift and internal combustion forklift is 16:84 over 10 years—-referred to CITA.) The market is driven by the price. The price of electric forklift trucks is extremely high, especially Li-ion forklift trucks, which leads to fewer choices for customers. However, with the development of e-commerce, great changes have taken place in the packaging form of logistics, standardized and miniaturized packaging, that is to say, when most of the cargo on a standard pallet weighs less than 1.5t, internal combustion forklift trucks of large load are redundant and not environmentally friendly.

The ration of the amount of electric forklift and internal combustion forklift

 

EP will continue to carry out the mission of “Making handling environmentally friendly, fighting for the future”. EP will take the social responsibility of environmental protection on its own initiative, break the curse and continue to carry forward the innovation and courage of Li-ion electric entry-level forklifts. EP will invest to set up an entry-level electric forklifts market. It will break the situation that internal combustion forklift of 3t dominates the industry through technology innovation and cost reduction. EP will aim at making electric forklifts of 1.5t/2.0t become the mainly used truck in most industries and continuously expanding the electric handling equipment and handling robot to decrease the waste during handling. And finally make everyone affordable for the use of forklifts.

EP wants to apply the idea of “entry-level pallet truck” to Li-ion forklift trucks and realize forklift trucks civilianization. EP announced a new product named EFL151/EFL181, with the slogan of “To replace the internal combustion forklifts”, on the spot of the event at 10 am on the 11th of November.

NEW TECHNOLOGY Aim at the development trend of the industry and explore the new technology of material handling

 

In the future, the handling robot will have distinctive characters of a distributed system and man-machine cooperation, which will become a new trend in the field of material handling. It does not need a central control system, no need for professionals on call, no need for unmanned work environment to realize point-to-point handling work. Thus not only is it much safer and has higher reliability, but it can greatly improve the handling efficiency as well. It saves labor and it is environmentally friendly. The market share of manually driven balanced forklift trucks will be continuously reduced in the future and the automatic warehouse and lights-out warehouse definitely will occupy the main market of the distribution center. Simple handling robots will become the mainstream market of handling equipment and a new robot-assisted handling method of man-machine integration will become the main business.

EP has been trying to come up with new ideas, face new challenges directly and innovate new technology all the time! EP launches several new technology products to make material handling easier, such as solar charging devices to realize shared battery, an application on mobile-phone to take the place of the manual pulse generator, a remote system to realize battery plus vehicle synchronous detection and material handling robots researched and developed independently by EP. Aiming at the development trend of the industry, exploring the new technology of material handling, EP will start a new era of green manufacturing, miniaturization, digitalization, intelligentization and fine differentiation of handling according to the industry.

Detail explanation on how to use solar charging devices to realize the shared battery

At the business meeting on the afternoon of the event, Mrs. Zhang Jie, secretary of CITA, highly praised the achievements made by EP in the past decade and expressed admiration for EP’s innovative spirit. At the same time, she pointed out that the country is in the period of economic transformation and the industry is also in the throes of reform. We hoped that enterprises can actively innovate green energy-saving equipment, develop an efficient and healthy operation mode, and maintain the healthy and orderly development of the industry.

Mr. He Jinghui, chairman of EP, said that all the brilliant achievements of EP in the past 10 years could not be separated from the strong support of industry associations, partners and industry media. He also said that all the achievements could only represent the past and we should look forward to the next decade. The global material handling equipment would change greatly, and it would develop towards miniaturization, customization, green manufacturing, digitalization, intelligentization. In order to respond to the development trend of the industry, EP pioneered customization and avoided homogeneous competition with customized service mode and green and energy-saving innovative products. Meanwhile, EP hoped to grow together with all our partners, continuously creating new ideas, accepting new challenges and innovating new technology! To make the boring, competitive and low-profit industry to really lead the world trend!

Mr. He Jinghui, chairman of EP, made a speech

At the night, EP entertained people from service centers, EP dealers, people from CITA, people of the same trade and the media to dinner and expressed appreciation to them. There were beautiful dance shows, a melodious singing show, a magic show, and other entertainments. Also, an awarding ceremony was held that night. Excellent distributors and dealers, people who won the exclusive agency of nine products and people whose order amount ranked top three were rewarded. In total three million cash was rewarded.

Bike riding competition

The 3rd “EP CUP” material handling industry cross-country cycling competition ended successfully. Although the competition was over, the joy, tension, and excitement brought by the competition are deeply rooted in our hearts. With dreams in mind, we shall set sail again in beautiful Angie towards the latest goal.

 

The 3rd “EP CUP” material handling industry cross-country cycling competition

EP held the biking riding competition with the concept of “green” development, healthy riding, working in unity and helping one another, and bravely striving for the first place. Through this competition, people participated in this competition could embrace nature and enjoyed the competition. While experiencing the happiness of sports, they could cultivate the consciousness and habit of green environmental protection and ecological civilization construction.

On the 10th of November, the 3rd “EP CUP” material handling industry cross-country cycling competition came as promised. This year we were more focused, more diligent, more passionate and more exciting. Here EP would like to thank Shandong Xinxu Group, Hangzhou Mashidi Electrical Technology Co., Ltd, Shanghai Shineng Electrical Equipment Factory, Wuxi Mengyuan Motor Manufacture Co.Ltd. for their support.

32 people who devoted themselves to the forklift industry from China, the United States, Europe, and Thailand made up of 6 cycling teams, competing in Anji for the biking champion. The cycling team expanded this year and there were also three female cyclists.

Our biking competitors gathered at the starting point of cycling in the morning, getting familiar with the route in advance, finding the riding feeling, in order to present the best condition for the race. In the afternoon, Mrs. Zhang Jie, secretory of CITA, gave the opening speech and wished the cyclists good results. And then Mr. He, the chairman of EP, motivated all the competitors to go for the first place and their spirits arose. The competition started at 14:00 on time, at the sound of the gunshot, the contestant rushed out of the starting line like a stray arrow.

Mrs Zhang Jie, secretory of CITA, gave the opening speech

 

The autumn of November was a little chilly, but every one of us was immersed in the fierce cycling competition. The competitors chased each other and strove forward to win the final competition. The audience was enthusiastic and cheering as if they were in the competition. They all enjoyed the speed, passion, stimulation, and happiness of the competition. The cycling competition was integrated with the beautiful Anji mountain. As the last player crossed the finish line, the champion team was born. Finally, the five players of Mashidi Wolf Team accumulated 306.23 minutes to become the team with the least time and won the championship.

 

 

EPs Joe team had a group photo taken to mark the occasion

South African Distributor launching the EP Equipment Range

On the 11th October 2019, iLift Forklifts and the Orizen Group of companies hosted the historical launch of the EP Equipment Brand in South Africa.

The Launch was held at the prestigious Destiny International Convention Centre in Kempton Park, JHB.

A truly glamorous setting which saw the attendance of over 180 guests. We had guests from all major cities of South Africa, namely Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Nelspruit, Bloemfontein & Pretoria. The event showcased a complete range of Warehousing Equipment from EP and iLift launched its Industry First Android customer service App called iServe.

On display inside the venue, the guests were able to experience/see/touch/feel the full range of Counter-Balance Forklifts, Reach Trucks, Stackers, Order Pickers and Electric Powered Pallet Jacks.

SUCCESSFUL EP EQUIPMENT PRODUCT LAUNCH IN SOUTH AFRICA

The innovative range of Lithium Ion Smart Trucks stole the show with guests crowding around the Blue coloured 2 Ton Counter-Balance unit on display inside the venue. iServe App also became the talk of the town projecting iLift as a forward-thinking company.

The “LIST” Range was a major conversation point throughout the evening, attracting attention from Warehousing and Logistics Professionals alike.

Also, on display were a number of the EP I/C units, these units drew quite a bit of interest with many of the guests impressed by the robust look of the Fork Trucks and the Engine options on offer. Customers could see Orizen Group’s well-established products, namely Aqua-less batteries from TAB, Slovenia, Micropower Sweden’s high-frequency chargers and Lion Brix batteries and Battery Watering Systems from BWT, USA

The event kicked off at 13:00 in the afternoon and went on until 22:00 that evening. There was also a Lucky Prize Draw that took place which proved to be quite popular with the crowd.

The Range of Equipment on show faced stiff competition from the amazing catering, with plenty of eats & drinks on offer including a stunning Indian Barbeque.

Overall the evening proved to be an incredible showcase and a very successful launch event.

The EP Brand has been well received within the South African MHE Industry with a number of units already sold since iLift SA Pty Ltd was chosen as the sole distributor for EP Range in SA.

EP Equipment dealer opens new showroom in Palestine

Success is in the details. Just as Walt Disney once said, people can feel perfection. Devotion to detail lets customers know that they’re worth the effort. As for EP, focusing on details promotes its international development. IMI, one of EP’s distributors held a product exhibition in Palestine on July 15th and invited all the local EP distributors to the exhibition, which received great commendation and support from the Palestinian Government.

Minister of Transport and Communications, Asim Salem Lotan(قال وزير النقل والمواصلات عاصم) cut the ribbon at the exhibition opening ceremony at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2019.

 

At the opening ceremony, Minister Salem(الوزير سالم) said that policy of the new government was aimed at alleviating the economy dilemma of Palestine by strengthening local industries or relying on foreign imports and investment. EP is one of the largest suppliers of class III vehicles in the world at present. With its steady production style, advanced innovative technology, keen market foresight and great sense of social responsibility, EP has become the most trusted and cooperative partner of the top 500 global companies in various industries in the field of material handling. And this is also the reason why EP is the preferred material handling manufacturer in Palestine. The Palestinian government also has faith that EP will enable Palestinian users to have more professional, optimized and suitable equipment, experience more considerable services. Thus the development of Palestinian warehousing equipment will become more specialized, which will further promote the development of Palestinian market economy.

“EP’s equipment is environmentally friendly and of high quality, which has been confirmed by Ramallah Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the latest achievement of technological progress.” chairman of Ramallah Chamber of Commerce and Industry said, “The entry of EP products into the Palestinian market will bring new stimulation, provide more new employment opportunities and promote the development of the Palestinian economy.”

 

The general manager of IMI (هذا وقد قام مدير عام الوكالة) elaborated on the new developments in the Palestinian market and explained its marketing strategy and action plan. He also made a statement that customers in Palestine were eager to work in a green environment, free from carbon dioxide emissions and environmental pollution. EP has many years of production and manufacturing experience of electric forklifts, and it redesigns forklift truck structure for lithium batteries. Moreover, EP offers stable product performance and professional manufacturing experience, which is one of the important reasons for the choice of EP products in the Palestinian market.

EP always regards “innovation” and “trust” as the core of products and services, emphasizing social responsibility, product innovation and customer-centered service. EP always receives the faith of using science and technology to change the status and repay the society. EP is committed to reducing resource consumption and air pollution in the process of material handling through hard work. In recent years, EP has developed rapidly. Its innovative products have won German Red DOT Design Award, German IF Product Design Award and hundreds of patents in the United States, China and Europe. EP products are valued by many top 500 global companies, such as Pepsi-Cola, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Deppon Express, JD Logistics, SF Express and DB Schenker. EP products have been able to withstand the test in innovation, quality, application and service.

Sales manager of IMI invited all the dealers of EP Equipment to visit their showroom to learn about the latest products in the field of equipment and forklift trucks, rationalize fuel consumption, and replace equipment with environmentally friendly new equipment.

 

The exhibition held in the Palestine and the grand opening ceremony held by Ramallah Chamber of Commerce for EP were reported by local TV, radio, website, newspaper and social media.

 

 

 

 

 

iMOW – The new brand and sales channel from EP Equipment

As the leading supplier of pallet trucks and stackers worldwide, EP Equipment is constantly developing new products and services to support the growing demand for entry-level products. We believe that the purchase of entry-level pallet trucks should be as easy as buying a power drill in the DIY market. It should be available everywhere for everyone.

For this reason, we have created iMOW

What is iMOW?

iMOW is the new brand for entry-level products from EP Equipment. The products are based around the demand for simple and reliable products, conforming to the European laws and regulations. iMOW will offer electric pallet trucks and stackers with a lifting height of 2.700mm / 3.300mm to allow usage under doors as well as high lifting height. The pallet trucks will be equipped with Gel Batteries and integrated chargers to allow maximum flexibility for the operator.

Where can I buy iMOW as a dealer?

The target of iMOW is to make our entry-level products available to everyone. To keep the order process lean and cost efficient, all orders will be placed in the iMOW online system and shipped directly into your country. Payments, Invoicing and ETA will be shown online to give you a simple overview of your operations.

What is the minimum order quantity for iMOW products?

Not every forklift dealer, material handling supply company or webshop wants to buy full container quantities. That’s why we decided to have no minimum order quantity for iMOW. You can buy a single unit and get it for the same price as a full container. That’s a promise!

What is the price of iMOW products?

Our goal is to give the best possible prices to our iMOW dealers. Everyone will pay the same, low price, based on full container prices from China, but you can buy single units and do not have to take the investment of full containers.

How can you offer such low prices for single unit shipment?

As iMOW will have a widespread network of dealers, we will combine orders from many dealers into one container. This allows us to offer cheap prices without minimum order quantity.

What about local support in each country?

In every region, iMOW will have a general partner who will support the local iMOW dealer in local language etc.

What is the difference between EP Equipment and iMOW?

The EP Equipment dealer network is a strong network of internationally successful dealers with a focus on the supply of the full portfolio from EP Equipment. iMOW focuses on the entry-level sector as a fast moving good with less need for explanation and low need for service.

How can I get more information on iMOW?

To get more information on iMOW, please contact ue.tn1606562461empiu1606562461qe-pe1606562461@ofni1606562461

Are lithium ion batteries the right choice for your fleet?

If you’ve considered upgrading your existing forklift setup, or you’re just unsure which type of battery power is right for your business needs, then you’ve likely already taken a look at Lithium Ion batteries as a potential solution. An increasingly common alternative to acid batteries, these high-charge, lower-cost power options are the ideal choice for many different businesses, offering them the flexibility they need from their forklift.

Cheaper, faster and with better power density, there are many reasons why you might opt for a Lithium-ion battery-powered forklift for your next equipment purchase. Want to know more about why these batteries are the best for your business? Read on for more information to help you make the right decision when it comes to picking vital equipment for your workplace.

Lithium Ion Batteries: what are they?

If you own a laptop, mobile phone or just about any other device, then it’s likely you’re already in close proximity to a form of Lithium-ion battery at any time of day. An incredibly popular choice for a wide range of different purposes, these batteries are highly versatile and incredibly useful when it comes to providing power to a variety of our possessions.

Known for being highly energetic when it comes to recharging, there’s a reason these batteries are a common choice for some of our most popular electronics. As the name suggests, Li-ion batteries are created using Lithium in addition to carbon. Lithium is a very reactive element, which is one of the reasons it can produce such a high energy density – resulting in a charge that’s stored for longer and dissipates far slower.

So, what does that mean in layman’s terms? In comparison to other batteries on the market, Lithium-ion is faster, more reliable, and capable of many more charge cycles than more traditional batteries. Where lead-acid batteries can only hold 25 watt-hours per kg, a Lithium-ion battery can store 150 watt-hours. Compared to NiMH batteries, Lithium-ion also comes out on top; with far less loss of charge and even higher capacity.

What are Lithium-ion batteries used for?

A versatile and flexible choice of power, thanks to its variable size and consistent charging ability, Lithium-ion batteries are used for a wide range of different options. While your first thoughts may be of smaller devices – such as tablets, cameras or mobile phones – Lithium-ion is far more widespread than its use in consumer products.

While Lithium-ion is undoubtedly popular for many small devices that need a constant charge, it’s also an excellent choice for use with larger machinery, with anything from RVs to motor boats, solar panels to alarm systems, utilising the strength of these small but powerful batteries for everyday usage. Because of their lack of reactivity to water, in addition to their small size and low profile, these batteries are used in just about every household and workplace.

Forklifts are just one of the many industrial uses for the Lithium-ion battery, making it a tried-and-true option for many businesses looking to upgrade their fleet to electric. Many factories, warehouses and construction facilities solely use equipment that’s powered by a combination of different battery types or just Lithium-ion batteries.

In fact, some brands even offer batteries that span the full range of their fleet, allowing for better charging schedules to match the requirements of specialised or often-used machinery. For the ultimate in versatility, Lithium-ion batteries are here to stay. With more and more businesses choosing electric for both health and safety purposes and to improve how green their business is, these popular power sources are only going to increase in number.

The benefits of Lithium-ion batteries

If you’re still debating whether Lithium-ion is the right power choice for your business, then these benefits might just give you a little more insight into why this popular option should be your pick of the bunch.

Same price, better charge

With many forklifts and warehouse equipment still running on acid batteries, it can be easy to think that the lesser charge and heavier battery is standard when it comes to powering your machinery. This is especially true when compared with the higher cost of petrol-run fleets; after all, batteries are the cheaper choice. But choosing to switch your electric power from acid batteries to Lithium-ion can provide you far greater freedom at the exact same price.

Li-Ion Batteries are known as extremely expensive, with prices exceeding the truck price itself and only affordable for large rental fleets with very little charging time during a 2 – 3 shift application. This time is over. EP is the largest manufacturer of Li-Ion powered trucks and offers trucks developed for perfect TCO with Li-Ion at mind. As Li-Ion batteries have a higher energy density, can be discharged deeper and charged quicker than traditional batteries, the battery itself can be smaller. While you might need a 24v/150Ah Battery to power a traditional heavy pallet truck of 480kg self-weight, our latest WPL 201 pallet truck can run on 48V/38Ah batteries with the same runtime. Throughout the range  EP offers high-quality Lithium-ion powered forklifts at the same price point as other models that use acid batteries, mitigating the fear of a higher cost with better technology. If you can have something better for the same price, why wouldn’t you choose the option that holds a charge better, lasts longer and has countless other benefits? For the exact same cost, you can have a far more efficient fleet.

No accommodations necessary

While acid battery-powered forklifts require a large amount of additional space for a dedicated charge area, there’s no such requirement with a Lithium-ion powered machine. In warehouses or workplaces where space is at a premium, the ability to charge your forklift at a moment’s notice, without waiting for other fleet vehicles, is an entirely affordable luxury.

No need for breaks in productivity or returning to base for that extra bit of juice. Just switch out your Lithium-ion depleted battery with a full one, and you can continue with your day. Alongside the charging accommodations that acid battery forklifts require, the need for a specialised floor coating is another disadvantage of this type of machinery. With a Lithium-ion powered machine, you’re good to go right out the box. No need for special requirements or downtime.

Modernise your fleet

With acid battery forklifts falling more out of favour over time, it’s likely that those with older fleets will soon find their machinery obsolete. With the lesser reliability of acid batteries, being unable to replace existing power packs can be a severe problem. But with Lithium-ion remaining one of the top power sources around the world, it’s unlikely that the more modern style of forklifts is going out of fashion anytime soon. There are many reasons to modernise, whether it’s simply adhering to the latest safety requirements or creating a more productive workplace. So why not upgrade your fleet for the same reasons?

Pallet trucks that use Lithium-ion batteries, such as the EP12-EZ, are now more affordable than a traditional acid battery option. So why not opt for a better-value machine that’s likely to have longer relevance? Smaller, faster and able to turn tighter corners, the more modern your fleet, the better your workplace.

Work to your schedule

For shift work or 24/7 warehouses, there’s nothing as frustrating as having to wait for long charge times on machinery you need to use immediately. Whether it’s heavy-duty use or simply a single transfer of stock, older-style electric fleets will require time to charge – and it’s just not cost-effective to purchase double, or to wait around for your machines to do their thing.

With Lithium-ion, your machines are on your schedule. Just ten minutes of opportunity charging on an EP forklift,  like the Max 8 series, can afford you 7% charge – enough time to do the immediately required tasks, and plenty of time to charge a secondary battery to full, ready for the machine’s next use. Waiting around isn’t a requirement with Lithium-ion; a well-managed charging system can put an end to that in no time.

Work in any environment

Multi-shift businesses such as those within the food processing industries will hugely benefit from investing in Lithium-ion technology; for more reasons than you might think. Not only does this battery type allow for round-the-clock productivity, but it also ensures consistent high output even in less-standard conditions.

For workplaces with freezers or otherwise cold storage, Lithium-ion has none of the problems of other models; these batteries can be charged in even sub-zero temperatures with no issue. In comparison to acid batteries, Lithium-ion also holds its charge far better in these more challenging conditions – providing the service you need in the conditions that are non-negotiable for the storage of perishables and other food items.

Lithium-ion batteries for your fleet

Fast, effective, and powerful for longer, there are countless reasons why Lithium-ion is the best choice for your business needs. When it comes to the essential forklifts and palette trucks you use every day, reliability is key to maintaining the best business practices and to staying on schedule in the long term. A power source that can provide that is a must, which is why EP considers Lithium-ion the best battery out there for all businesses.

EP machinery is known for its excellent reliability, intuitive design and effective power options. If you think Lithium-ion might just be the best next step for your warehouse, construction site or workplace, then we’ve got the machinery to exceed your expectations. With a full range of different options to suit each budget, purpose and level of use, there’s a machine to satisfy your exact business requirements.

Contact us today to find out more about why our Lithium-ion fleet is perfect for your business needs. We’d be happy to help.

PROMAT attendees access the latest offerings from Big Joe Forklifts

Big Joe Forklifts as part of the EP Group, introduced four new additions to their incredibly successful Joey family of products, two new Li-ion powered pallet trucks and the PDX50 custom stacker at PROMAT in Chicago, IL.  “Everybody uses a big show like PROMAT to launch their new products,” said Scott Strack, Marketing Manager, “but to introduce seven?  That’s how you make a statement.”

Big Joe debuted the all new J1HD task support vehicle on day one of the show to an assembled audience of attendees and media VIPs.  This 48v Li-ion powered task support vehicle boasts 210” of lift, and a top speed of 7mph; it is the biggest, most capable Joey yet.  Also making its debut at PROMAT was the JTT Joey tugger.  Based on the J1HD platform, the JTT is capable of towing 8,800lbs.  The new Joey Zero with its compact footprint, rear entry and 118” of lift was available for attendees to pilot around an 800 sq. ft. track on the show floor.  Rounding out the intros was the New Joey eStep semi-electric access vehicle.  Featuring 48” of lift, it is a safer alternative to stepstools in the work environment.

A highlight of the Big Joe STACK booth was the introduction of the PDX50, the first completely new, Made-in-the-USA, walkie stacker in a generation.  “The PDX is a beast of a truck, it can put out ten gallons per minute which is unheard of in a straddle stacker,” said Bill Pedriana, CMO.  It boasts 5,000 lb. capacity and 48v Li-ion power on a customizable chassis, which makes it an excellent choice for applications such as furnace loading or special handling of dies, coils or rolls.  Extended load center ratings, specialty attachments and unique configurations will be available.

The Li-ion revolution also made its debut at the Move booth, with the introduction of two new pallet trucks, the E33 and WPL44.  With capacities of 3,300lbs. and 4,400 lbs. respectively, these pallet trucks feature quick-change Li-ion batteries and powerful permanent magnet drive motors.  The WPL44 also features an innovative quick-change control module and control head.

To find out more about Big Joe’s exciting PROMAT introductions, visit www.bigjoeforklifts.com.  To see the excitement from the show floor, visit