CeMAT 2018 the forklift revolution has started

During the last week, EP Equipment presented innovative trends and products at CeMAT in Hannover. On over 300m2 EP unveiled LiST – Lithium integrated Smart trucks and pushed the limits of past developments even further. While others just replace Lead- acid with Lithium Batteries, EP builds new trucks purpose build from the ground up.

CeMAT a place to meet with our worldwide partners

“EP Equipment has grown a large international network of partners in the past years. CeMAT gives us the opportunity to discuss latest trends, product development ideas and find out more about the needs of our customers and sales organisation”, said Arjan van Zanten (Director EP CARE).

“We worked hard to become the strongest growing company in the industry in the past years and we will keep pushing ourselves to give the best possible service to our worldwide partners. CeMAT gives us the opportunity to go into detailed discussion with existing and new partners about our newest products. We always appreciate the feedback from our customers to produce products fitting the need of the industry. This year the feedback at CeMAT was overwhelming and we want to thank our worldwide partners for their trust”, said Sang Tian (VP Sales at EP Equipment).

The groundbreaking L2 counterbalance truck

Since the introduction of AC technology to the forklift industry around 15 years ago, counterbalance trucks have not changed a lot. The bulky, heavy batteries lead to small cabin space, and long charging hours. EP Equipment went back to the drawing board and made full usage of Lithium technology. By designing a new chassis from the ground up EP managed to increase cabin size and legroom by 35% compared to the industry standard, while improved visibility to the front and rear by removing all unnecessary obstacles. The L2 is equipped with a 460Ah Lithium Ion battery developed and produced by EP Equipment. The battery can be opportunity charged and needs 2 hours to be filled up to 100%. Due to the new chassis design, EP was able to reduce the weight of the truck by 20% leading to a lower energy consumption and long net working time of one shift without charging. If needed, the battery can easily be exchanged to ensure maximum performance in heavy duty, 3 shift application.

JX1 and JX0 order picker – the ultimate picking mashines

At CeMAT 2018 EP Equipment presented their all new JX0 work assist vehicle. Build around the Lithium Ion Battery and equipped with a innovative drive concept and optimised stability, the JX0 is ready to meet its competitors in the field. Ourself and the worldwide EP partners are looking forward to bring the newest member of the EP family to our customers.

Every forklift manufacturer has order picker trucks and VNA trucks in their portfolio, many even have work assist vehicles, but not a single supplier can compete with the JX1 from EP Equipment. The JX1 is a unique order picker with a plattform height of up to 4880mm and a capacity of 500Kg. The truck was designed for the tough working conditions in a modern, order picking environment. At CeMAT 2018 EP Equipment demoed the JX1 to the visitors – their reaction: “Why did no one else think about this before? – This solves my problem”.

Especially in larger spare parts centre and e-commerce warehouses, the JX1 plays out its strength due to its high performance and compact size. At CeMAT 2018 EP Equipment signed several orders and demos for this unique mashine.

See you soon

CeMAT 2018 was a huge success for EP and we are really looking forward to follow up on many new opportunities together with our worldwide partners. In the next 12 month EP will bring several LiST products to the market – a real revolution on pallet trucks and stackers is about to be launched. So stay tuned for more!

At CeMAT 2018 we will change the industry … again

At EP Equipment we believe in products that simply work. Over the past years we have created new, category defining products, like the EPT 20-15ET, the worlds first real entry level powered pallet truck, the EPT 12EZ, the first compact Li-Ion pallet truck at the size of a manual hand pallet truck and the  JX1, a unique order picker designed to serve in the growing E-Commerce environment.

At CeMAT 2018 EP Equipment will push the limits even further by presenting LiST – Lithium integrated Smart Trucks – a whole new line up of trucks with groundbreaking features. We present the future of trucks already today!

Next generation Counterbalance truck:

While others just replace lead acid batteries with Li-Ion in their traditional chassis, EP Equipment went back to the drawing board and created a completely new counterbalance truck. We re-engineered the chassis and designed a whole new battery compartment to make full use of the compact size and light weight Lithium-Ion technology.

The result is stunning: EP Equipment managed to increase the legroom of a 1.5to electric counterbalance truck by 35% while increasing the performance level of the truck, improving visibility and ergonomics at the same time. The new EP Equipment counterbalance truck will feature a dual joystick control system, USB charger, great visibility and the largest legroom in the industry. Performance wise the truck is looking forward to meeting its competition out in the field!

The next step in distribution logistics

Especially in Europe, the EPT 20-15EHJ is  probably the most successful pallet truck when it comes to urban distribution logistics in 2017. With thousands of new customers working with this semi-electric truck on the taillift and in city centers we decided to bring out the next generation of this robust workhorse. With the EPT 16-EH we bring Lithium-Ion to the semi electric pallet truck. The EPT 16-EH will be equipped with the EP Equipment Lithium-Ion Battery, already established by the EPT 12EZ. Now the our semi electric is even more flexible, can be charged in the truck cabin, at home or in the warehouse. And in case of heavy duty application, it can run non-stop with a replacement battery.

Next generation powered pallet truck

Together with its Key Account customers around the world EP Equipment created one of the largest portfolios in powered pallet trucks with solutions for every challenge. Over the years some key points have always been on our mind when designing a new product: Compact size, robust chassis, low and simple maintenance. With the EPT 20WL EP Equipment presents the world most compact 2.0 to pallet truck at a length of only 423mm the EPT 20WL is equipped with a brushless permanent magnet motor and a easy-exchange Li-Ion battery. With its weight of only 220Kg and the compact size it is

the perfect truck for the distribution industry. But what about service? The EPT 20WL is build around the concept of simple service. While EP already introduced the easy-exchange system for the Battery in 2016, the EPT 20WL will use the easy-exchange system for all electronic components. So in the unlikely event of downtime, the customer can exchange the electronic components by themselves. Service has never been faster!

Now on sale – the all new JX0

With the JX1 EP Equipment is solving order picking challenges around the world already. With the all new JX0 work assist vehicle, EP Equipment developed a light duty truck with a lifting height of 3000mm that suits the need of DIY markets, retail environment or occasional maintenance work. Visit EP Equipment to try the JX0 and its bigger brother the JX1.