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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

GS Yuasa’s traction range gains momentum for European market

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

GS Yuasa have announced the launch of a new range of traction batteries for the European material handling market. The launch sees the manufacturer, a world leader for vehicle and industrial batteries, expand upon its class leading Japanese traction battery range with an all-new line up of European DIN and BS sizes.

The new range of individual 2V cells, full tank solutions and accessories utilise the very latest technology and premium Japanese engineering for maximum quality and long life. Available in 24, 48 and 80 Volt solutions, the extensive range provides coverage for all makes and models providing reliable power and hassle-free performance.

The new European sized range is available as a fully plug and play solution, meaning it can be easily integrated into a wide range of applications. All batteries offer low maintenance, minimised water consumption and quick charging. They are supplied in a high durability, dip coated tray and are fully recyclable.

As an original equipment supplier, GS Yuasa are trusted by engineers worldwide. Their traction batteries are the preferred choice to the Asian materials handling market, and GS brand traction batteries are still widely referenced for their unrivalled quality many years after discontinuation in Europe.

James Hylton Managing Director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK said,

“We’re delighted to have launched our traction range in Europe and offer our world-renowned quality and long service life to the materials handling industry.
“Our experienced engineers have developed this range using their extensive knowledge of traction technology to ensure the highest performance and reliability. We are already receiving a huge level of interest from materials handling suppliers and manufacturers who are delighted GS Yuasa have returned to the European 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.

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