It was 2012 when we first decided to embrace Flash Battery's lithium technology. Throughout the development of our Energya project, Kaitek supported us with impressive know-how and helpfulness, allowing us to improve our product and make it more efficient. 5 years later, the project is now complete and our mixer, the first hybrid plug-in on the market, has been in production for a number of years, confirming the project’s reliability.
We chose Kaitek technology in 2013, adopting the Flash Battery lithium batteries for our range of products dedicated to logistics and material handling. Kaitek's experience and professionalism guided us towards lithium batteries for pallet jacks that feature the fast-charge battery-charger inside the battery compartment. Thanks to this innovation, we were able to maximise the flexibility of use of our material handling equipment.
We have been building platforms with traditional batteries since 1996, but we have only started using Flash Battery lithium batteries since 2010. This type of batteries, much more suited to our needs, has helped us to gain space and therefore to reduce our platforms, recovering weight and considerably lengthening the working time of our customers. The lithium batteries Flash Battery allow extremely fast charging times, during which the operator can continue to work without interruption, something not feasible with the classic lead / acid batteries.
The introduction of lithium batteries has completely revolutionised the world of battery-related services. We have gone from reactive services, with the previous battery technology, to proactive services. The technology developed by our partner Kaitek doesn’t just allow us to remotely monitor the health status of Flash Battery lithium batteries, it also provides a series of preventive alerts on future situations. This results in our work being always one step ahead of any unexpected situation that could potentially occur. For end users, this technology customised by Kaitek Flash Battery provides a sense of complete control over the machinery installed at their facility, even if they should find themselves thousands of kilometres and several time zones away. The choice to embrace Flash Battery lithium batteries allowed us to reduce downtimes to a minimum, to carry out targeted maintenance thanks to the remote troubleshooting capability, and to plan support operations well in advance. All this has lowered service costs to the point of being almost non-existent.
Flash Battery offer gives our customer flexibility, maintenance free batteries suitable to different applications and extreme temperatures; furthermore, the remote control system allows our final customers to constantly prevent eventual problem and unexpected vehicle stops. Beside the attractive commercial offer, Kaitek brought to the table a complete transparency on its technical capacity and knowledge which inspired us to trust this partnership. Kaitek has also shown great flexibility in adapting their product to our machines and applications.
Traditional batteries were entirely inadequate for the electric quadricycle sector, which is what pushed us towards lithium. But our first experience with a lithium battery manufacturer was so disappointing that we began second-guessing our own decision. One of our contacts then told us about Kaitek and the Flash Battery lithium batteries, and from that moment on we have had a tailor-made solution for our product: an efficient and easy-to-install solution for our electric utility vehicles and electric quadricycles.