Hangcha Forklifts is at the forefront of sustainable materials handling. With its new range of lithium-ion forklifts, the company offers an economical, environmentally conscious alternative to old school forklifts.
Hangcha, a name synonymous with resilience and innovation, has journeyed from its humble beginnings in 1956 to become a global leviathan in materials handling. Its ascent from a modest Chinese state-owned enterprise to a leader amongst global materials handling equipment manufacturers is a testament to its relentless pursuit of excellence and a fierce commitment to innovation. For over six decades, this stalwart has melded courage, passion, integrity, and innovation, staying true to its ethos of making handling easier.
No longer just the pride of China, where it has garnered recognitions such as spots on the ‘Biggest Enterprises’, ‘Most Competitive’, and ‘Biggest Private Enterprises’ lists, Hangcha has painted a compelling global narrative. Its expansion into Australia in November 2022 underscores its mission to proliferate quality and professionalism.
By recently opening an Australian branch, Hangcha made a statement of its intent to resonate more closely with its international clientele. Stocking spare parts locally to ensure quicker responses to market demands, the venture aligns seamlessly with Hangcha’s vision: global reach with local touch.
Yet, it’s the recently unveiled line of lithium-battery-powered forklifts that highlights Hangcha’s commitment to sustainable innovation. As Daniel Anderson, National Sales Manager for Hangcha Australia, elucidates, these machines are not only available for immediate dispatch but are also a testament to the company’s agility during tumultuous times. “Even straight out of the factory, we can deliver in around three months,” Daniel says.
The technological advantage of Hangcha’s lithium forklifts is undeniable. Traditional lead-acid batteries, which typically require weekly watering and an open environment for charging, are now overshadowed by the lithium variant’s longevity of 4000-5000 cycles. Without the constant upkeep or the dangers of acid spillage, lithium batteries pave the way for hassle-free operations. Charging them intermittently doesn’t dent their life expectancy, and they can be conveniently charged indoors.
And this isn’t a luxury reserved for the well-heeled. Daniel emphasises the economic appeal of the lithium models. “The return on investment is almost immediate … running an electric forklift is a lot cheaper than running one on gas or diesel.” He accentuates the environmental merits, noting the lack of emissions, a selling point in our increasingly eco-conscious world.
Sydney’s recent CeMAT 2023 showcase offered a live testament to Hangcha’s prowess. Daniel Anderson underlined the company’s ambitions, stressing that while Hangcha has silently permeated the Australian market for two decades under different brandings, it’s time the brand name shines bright and clear.
Hangcha’s tale is not just about riding the tide of success; it’s about pioneering change. The sustainability of its lithium forklifts is an emblem of what the brand stands for – innovation in sync with environmental conservation. Daniel’s final words encapsulate this spirit: “There’s really no gap in the market anymore. With our new lithium-ion range, Hangcha isn’t just filling gaps; it’s setting the benchmark for sustainability and affordability.
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