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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Traction gained as GS Yuasa's new motive battery range hits the materials handling market

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

The first container of GS Yuasa’s brand-new Traction batteries has landed in the UK. Delivered late last month to the Bristol-based Battery Technologies UK Ltd, the specialist 2 Volt traction batteries are new to GS Yuasa’s European offering and developed specifically for the traction market.

GS Yuasa’s new range of batteries has been designed for use in applications ranging from forklift trucks to materials handling equipment and floor cleaning machines. 24, 48 and 80 Volt solutions are available utilising GS Yuasa’s specialist 2 Volt traction cells to offer high performance and minimal maintenance.

GS Yuasa batteries are trusted by engineers worldwide for use in a wide variety of applications. Their superior quality supplies power for millions of systems which enable everyday life such as telecommunications, banking and grid power support.

Mike Broom, Director at Battery Technologies UK Ltd, a traction battery specialist and distributor of GS Yuasa Traction batteries said:

“Our experience with Yuasa batteries has always been overwhelmingly positive – when we first heard about the new GS Yuasa Traction Range we knew it was something we could confidently put our name to and supply to our customers.”

The new range is a fully plug and play solution, meaning it can be easily integrated into a wide range of applications. All batteries are supplied in a high durability, dip coated tray, manufactured to DIN/EN 60254-2 standards, with both DIN and BIS sizes available. Individual cells and a broad range of accessories are also available.

Jonathan Wrigley, OEM & OES Sales Manager for GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd added:

“We’re delighted to bring our reputation for high-quality products to such an exciting market. The GS Yuasa Traction batteries are a welcome addition to our range, offering long service life and minimal maintenance.”
Businesses overwhelmingly demand reliability so we’re proud to be able to bring our unparalleled reputation for quality and reliability to the materials handling market.”

An optional Air-Mix system enhances electrolyte mixing, prolonging service life and reducing the risk of stratification and premature battery failure. The system brings a number of additional benefits including a 20% reduction in energy consumption during charging and reducing overall charge times by 30%. A fully integrated filling solution makes maintenance quick and easy while an optional LED indicator means electrolyte levels can be checked with just a glance.

The GS Yuasa Traction range is available to order now in half or full container loads.

To find out more, click here. For more information on the GS Yuasa Traction range, you can find the range-specific brochure here: GS Yuasa Traction Range Brochure