Penny Market's latest ETV 216i shipment
Jungheinrich has dispatched the 1,000th ETV 216i, two years after the launch of the lithium-ion reach truck.
The 1,000th unit was supplied to the Penny Market food chain in Italy, which relies entirely on lithium-ion technology. This includes an entire fleet of ETV 216i reach trucks.
Penny Market is a supermarket chain owned by the German Rewe Group.
The latest delivery for Penny Italy included seven Jungheinrich ETV 216i reach trucks.
The reach truck with integrated lithium-ion battery has been a popular model, with Fabien Tozzi, head of product management for reach trucks at Jungheinrich, describing it as the "first truck ever to consistently exploit the advantages of lithium-ion technology". By integrating the space-saving and powerful lithium-ion battery, it has significantly improved ergonomics and is much more compact than other reach trucks.
Gianfranco Virgillo, warehouse manager at Penny Market Gioia del Colle (Bari) Italy, says, "With the ETV 216i, driver comfort on board is higher than ever before. It offers more space for arms and legs and, thanks to the raised seat, better visual control of the surroundings. These significant improvements are only possible thanks to the elimination of the bulky battery tray. By integrating the battery, the design is more functional, both in terms of driver comfort and the resulting performance."