Struijk Verwo Infra has switched to a Carer electric forklift
A leading Dutch manufacturer of concrete products from bricks to slabs is benefiting from a switch to a Carer electric forklift.
Struijk Verwo Infra has several factories, including one in Vlaardingen, in the south-western part of the Netherlands, which functions from 6 am to 10 pm and produces 90,000 concrete bricks per day.
The previous diesel forklift was replaced with a Carer A80@900X electric forklift which is used on the concrete brick production line. It is equipped with a double JKB gripper for handling stones, capable of handling two blocks of material with a weight up to 2,300 kg per pallet.
According to Carer, the machine has been welcomed because of its efficiency and operating autonomy. It accomplishes about 250 runs a day, moving between production and the open construction site, and remains in operation for up to 14 consecutive hours with a single battery. Recharging takes about 6.5 hours, and fleets can achieve 24/7 operation with just one set of additional batteries.
With environmental considerations high on the agenda in the Netherlands, the Carer electric forklift has significantly reduced the production of carbon dioxide in the factory, and drivers have welcomed the lower noise level, the reduction of vibrations and the absence of exhaust gases.