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The Evolution of the Forklift Battery From Lead-Acid to Lithium in the UK

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In the warehouses and manufacturing units across the UK, especially in the West Midlands, forklifts play a pivotal role. Powering these essential machines are batteries and the choice of battery can significantly impact efficiency, costs and sustainability.

At WB Powersource, located in West Bromwich, we've been at the forefront of this evolution since the early 1980s, here's a glimpse into the journey of forklift batteries.

Traditional Lead-Acid Batteries

The stalwart of the forklift battery world, lead-acid batteries have been the go-to choice for decades. They are reliable, and with proper maintenance, can have a long lifespan. Our range includes both new and reconditioned batteries, ensuring that businesses of all sizes can find a solution that fits their needs.

The Rise of Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries have emerged as a game-changer in recent years. They offer faster charging times, longer lifespans, and reduced maintenance needs. At WB Powersource, we've embraced this technology, offering top-of-the-line lithium batteries for forklifts.

Battery Service: More Than Just Power

Beyond just providing batteries, we offer a comprehensive battery service that ensures your forklifts are always in optimal condition. Our team of dedicated service engineers, based in West Bromwich, West Midlands, provide Nationwide coverage. From regular maintenance checks to emergency repairs, our battery service ensures that your operations never face downtime.

Charging Solutions: Beyond Just Batteries

A battery is only as good as its charger. Recognizing this, we provide a comprehensive range of chargers, from 50Hz to high-frequency specialist chargers. It's essential to choose the correct charger for your battery type, and our experts, based in West Midlands, are always on hand to guide you.

Rental Solutions: Flexibility is Key

Not every business in the UK needs to invest in owning batteries, especially with fluctuating demands. Our rental services, ranging from 12 weeks to 5 years, ensure that businesses can scale up or down based on their requirements.

Areas We Cover

At WB Powersource, our commitment to excellence isn't limited by geographical boundaries. Our dedicated team is always on the move, ensuring that businesses across the UK benefit from our top-tier services. Here are some of the primary areas we cover:

  • West Bromwich: As our home base, we have a deep-rooted connection with West Bromwich. Our local clients benefit from rapid response times and unparalleled service.

  • Sheffield: As one of the UK's top high-value manufacturing hotspots, Sheffield businesses can rely on us for efficient battery solutions tailored to their manufacturing needs.

  • Birmingham: In the heart of automotive manufacturing, Birmingham industries can trust our expertise in providing the best battery solutions for their heavy machinery.

  • Glasgow & Newcastle: With a rich history in shipbuilding, businesses in these areas can count on us for durable and long-lasting battery solutions.

  • London: Serving the diverse industrial needs of the capital, we offer a range of battery solutions to cater to various sectors.

  • Manchester & Bradford: In the textile hubs of the UK, our battery solutions ensure that production lines run smoothly without interruptions.

  • Nationwide: Our reach isn't just limited to these industrial hubs. From the scenic landscapes of Scotland to the southern coasts, our nationwide service ensures that no matter where you are in the UK, WB Powersource is your trusted partner for forklift batteries and services.

The world of forklift batteries is evolving, and at WB Powersource in West Bromwich, West Midlands, we're proud to be leading the charge. Whether you're looking for traditional lead-acid batteries, the latest in lithium technology, or comprehensive battery services, we've got you covered.


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