Still has delivered around 150 lithium-ion batteries to a recycling plant as it joins parent company Kion Group’s push to recycle 5,000 T of battery material by 2030.
In March last year, Kion struck a battery recycling deal with Li-Cycle Holding, a Canadian company with a recycling plant in Magdeburg in Germany that can reuse up to 95% of lithium-ion forklift batteries.
"Firstly, it is always our aim to keep batteries in use for as long as possible,” says Dr Florian Heydenreich, executive vice president sales and service at Still EMEA.
“By successfully closing the recycling loop, Still is ensuring the sustainability and circularity of lithium-ion technology in addition to its efficiency, performance and zero emissions.
Once a lithium-ion battery has reached the end of its life cycle, Still offers its customers safe transport to the Li-Cycle plant and ensures that it is recycled in accordance with environmental standards.
"We take responsibility for the entire life cycle of the batteries used in our vehicles," says Heydenreich.