For Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE), CeMAT in Hannover is of crucial importance, as the motto for its presentation at this year’s trade fair makes clear: "Think CeMAT, think Toyota." As well as the current product range, TMHE is also showcasing pioneering ideas and concepts for in-house transportation logistics, focusing on energy, transportation process automation and intelligent forklifts. One of the highlights at the fair is the new Toyota Traigo 48 electric forklift, which is available as both a 3- and 4-wheel model and with a load-bearing capacity of 1.5 and 1.6 to 2 metric tons respectively. Thanks to innovative technology, it also boasts unrivaled energy efficiency.
"Our aim was to exceed our customers’ expectations," explains Manuel Adomat, technical product manager at Toyota Material Handling Deutschland. "And with the Traigo 48, this is exactly what we’ve succeeded in doing. The forklift offers the lowest energy consumption in its class, while its enhanced efficiency enables even greater productivity." Although on the outside it doesn’t look very special, the new Traigo 48 takes some beating. TMHE is the first industrial truck manufacturer to offer lithium-ion batteries as an integrated solution in the 48-volt segment. As a real alternative in multi-shift operation, the batteries can be charged quickly at any time, eliminating the need for battery changes. One special feature is that, as a 48-volt electric forklift, the Traigo 48 consumes up to 28 percent less energy, while delivering 9 percent higher productivity. This means fewer battery charges. The new electronic power steering system also helps cut energy consumption and ensures drivers are in full control at all speeds thanks to the optimized steering resistance. The automatic stop-on-ramp feature and the System of Active Stability (SAS) also boost safety.
TOYOTA Material Handling Europe Brussels NV (1130 Brussels, Belgium), Pavilion P32