Chicago, Illinois: On March 20th, 2023, at 10:00am, the doors to the South Exhibition Hall of McCormick Place Convention Center opened. This signaled the start of PROMAT 2023. In the heart of South Hall, HC Forklift America Corporation (HCFA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hangcha Group, displayed our equipment to manufacturing and supply chain buyers from all across the globe. Over the course of four days, our team from the U.S., China, Canada, and Mexico were able meet with dealers, end-users, and other vendors.
At PROMAT 2023, we displayed 20 different units from Hangcha’s full line of material handling equipment. Both end-users and dealers were excited to see all the equipment that we brought to the show. The new 12,000lb X Series Electric Lithium-ion Cushion Tire Forklift and 4,000lb XC Series 3-Wheel Electric Lithium-ion Forklift both drew attendees to our booth. However, once in the booth, attendees quickly crowded over the new 6,000lb XE Series Electric Lithium-ion Pneumatic Forklift, (click to watch the video). This new forklift uses the same design elements as a similar I.C. powered forklift, including larger tires and better ground clearance, to finally give attendees an electric lithium-ion forklift that is directly comparable to a similar I.C. model. With over 16 different models from Hangcha’s full line of lithium-ion material handling equipment, attendees were able to learn how to easily see green with maintenance-free Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery packs, opportunity charging, rapid charging, and long run times.
PROMAT 2023 attendees were also able to get a first glimpse at Hangcha’s new drop-in battery company, Universal Lithium Battery Solutions (ULBS). This is a new solution that will allow end users to convert their lead-acid powered electric material handling equipment, from any brand, to a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) powered unit. This gives users the ability to power their existing equipment with the same battery technology that our full line of lithium-ion powered material handling equipment continues to successfully use.
Overall, our team enjoyed being able to meet with the attendees and share the benefits that our equipment has to offer. We look forward to seeing everyone again at our next trade show, The Logistics World and Summit Expo, in Mexico City on April 26-27.
To learn more about the equipment that we displayed, visit our website at https://www.hcforkliftamerica.com/.
It is said that this was the largest ProMat event to date for MHI, with 12% more registered attendees than the last pre-pandemic show – ProMat 2019. The event also saw a rebound in international attendance with attendees representing 178 countries.
About HC Forklift America Corporation:
HC Forklift America Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hangcha Group. The parent company, Hangcha Group was founded in 1956. 66 years later, Hangcha Group continues to manufacture reliable material handling equipment. Quality and innovation are two of the reasons that Hangcha Group is ranked 8th globally in sales of material handling equipment, distributes to over 180 different countries, and employs over 5,400 people.