Hoppecke batteries help Crown Paints cut greenhouse gases

Crown PaintsCrown Paints, the internationally renowned paint manufacturer with headquarters in Darwen, Lancashire, has cut its greenhouse gas emissions significantly since installing forklift trucks benefiting from batteries and chargers supplied by Hoppecke Industrial Batteries.

The trak | air batteries and chargers from Hoppecke – the leader in industrial battery systems and the largest battery manufacturer in European ownership – are used in a fleet of seven Flexi articulated very narrow aisle forklift trucks that have been supplied by Narrow Aisle. The trucks are in use at Crown Paints’ production facility based in Hull, East Yorkshire, and are backed by a comprehensive service package that covers safety checks, maintenance and repairs.

A key element of the Narrow Aisle contract with Crown was the integrated battery power management system from Hoppecke which minimises energy consumption through rapid charging. The system also removes the need to charge batteries while they are on the trucks and so increases productivity by slashing truck downtime dramatically.

When looking to upgrade the truck fleet at its Hull site, Crown was especially keen to install a system that improved its already impressive environmental pedigree. To this end, the new batteries and trucks will go a long way towards helping the company to achieve its 2020 target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent.

Jason Howlett, Hoppecke’s Regional Managing Director – Northern Europe, says: “When Crown Paints chose to improve its forklift truck fleet and enhance its green credentials, Hoppecke’s batteries and battery management system were the ideal choice. Hoppecke has always been an environmentally-focused company and combines this with a solid commitment to enable our customers to keep on improving their productivity. We are thrilled to be involved in this major installation and to be playing our part in helping one of the world’s leading paint manufacturers to meet its environmental targets as well as its efficiency goals.”