HC Forklift America moves away from lead

HC Forklift America moves away from lead

HC Forklift America moves away from lead 750 1000 Batteries International

May 4, 2023: US-based HC Forklift America Corporation is discontinuing its lead acid powered product line, the firm announced on April 27.

HC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the China-based Hangcha Group, said the decision was in line with the group’s ‘new energy’ focus on lithium ion and fuel cell powered equipment in the material handling industry.

The company said the move does not affect its line of IC powered equipment and the new energy line is meant to provide an alternative for customers.

However, HC said it was still committed to providing existing lead acid powered forklift customers with support — including a 10-year parts supply cycle.