Mitsubishi Forklift Europe B.V.
Manufacturer - Brand

Mitsubishi Forklift Europe B.V.

Hefbrugweg 77 | Almere NL-1332 AM | Netherlands | http://www.mitforklift.com


History / Company Information

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has been at the cutting edge of materials handling technology, for more than 25 years.
We built our reputation on the outstanding reliability of our trucks and we stake that reputation on every forklift that has our name.

Our success is your success.
Because customer care is an essential part of the Mitsubishi package, we've hand-picked an international network of highly experienced local dealers who are ready to deal with your needs...wherever you may be.

Their local knowledge and expertise ensures you get the support you need. And because they're supported by the global Mitsubishi network, anything you need can be in their hands. Fast.

Our dealers go that extra mile for you, and we'll go as many as it takes.

We are proud to be part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has been transforming industries - across the globe - since it was founded, as a shipbuilding company in 1870 by Yataro Iwasaki.

Since then, the company has channelled big thinking into solutions that move the world forward - lending its rich engineering heritage and advancing technology (and lives) across the globe... and beyond.

As a global leader in engineering and manufacturing, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group delivers innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries from commercial aviation and transportation to power plants and gas turbines, and from machinery and infrastructure to integrated defense and space systems.

Since 2016, we have been part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Forklift, Engine and Turbocharger Holdings, Ltd (M-FET), a holding company 100% owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd- which is also owner of the 'Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks' brand and trademark.

Currently, we operate as a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Logisnext (Logistical Equipment and System Solutions Next), which was formed by the integration of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co Ltd and UniCarriers Corporation as a group company from M-FET.

The new company Logisnext, which was formed in October 2017, brings together some of the world's biggest names in engineering and technology, and is now the third biggest manufacturer of counterbalance and warehouse equipment in the world.

Sales Areas

The Netherlands; Deutschland; France; Great Britain; Ireland; Italy; Spain; Portugal; Russian; Sweden; Denmark; Norway and the Middle East Region

Latest news Mitsubishi

Batteries and chargers: it’s crucial to buy smart
08/23/2018
Batteries and chargers: it’s crucial to buy smart

Is buying an intelligent charger worth the outlay? Do cheap batteries save money in the long run?

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Finance: get the right deal for your business
11/28/2017
Finance: get the right deal for your business

As with any other capital outlay, the way you finance your forklift truck purchases deserves special consideration.


Batteries and chargers: it’s crucial to buy smart

Is buying an intelligent charger worth the outlay? Do cheap batteries save money in the long run?

In trying to achieve the lowest possible purchase price, it’s easy to overlook the importance of specifying the optimum battery for your application… and then matching it with the right charger. A poor match can dramatically shorten your battery’s operating life. A good one could cut your energy bills by as much as 30% - and that’s not the only benefit.

Although the initial outlay is higher, the whole life running costs of electric trucks almost always work out cheaper than their LG gas or diesel equivalents over a 5 year period.

Euro-for-Euro electrics give you more energy per penny. That makes a huge difference as energy costs are a significant operational cost (second only to the cost of the operator him/herself).

When it comes to minimising your running costs, specifying the right combination of battery and charger is paramount. It requires the buyer to take a holistic approach rather than opting for the lowest purchase prices.

The right combination

A forklift battery is expensive: typically accounting for more than 20% of your machine’s total purchase price. Small wonder: it’s effectively your fuel source for the next five years. As such, it’s important you get the best return from it.

Battery technology has improved significantly in recent years… but so too has charger design and performance – especially the new generation of intelligent models..

Intuitive by design, this new breed of charger can sense the age, state, temperature and charge of a battery – meaning you don’t need to worry about over or undercharging and the risk of shortening battery life.

With 50Hz chargers and Ri active inverter tech you can achieve up to 93% efficiency — a 50% increase over conventional chargers.
Beware of false economies

As with all things in life, with batteries and chargers you tend to get what you pay for. A cheap battery may appear to offer a good deal when all you’re looking at the initial purchase price. However, look beyond that and the numbers tell a different tale.

Cheaper batteries tend to use much lower quality lead, or even less lead altogether. So while you’re saving a few pounds/euros at the front end of the deal, you’ll have far fewer battery cycles before the whole thing needs replacing.

To ensure you get the longest, safest life from your battery:

Don’t charge a battery that’s only partially discharged (lead-acid only)
Always finish the charge cycle before disconnecting
Only top up with distilled water
Check the plug and socket regularly
Compare intelligent chargers with traditional versions – they are more expensive but will prevent many problems (under or over charging etc), extend battery life, optimise shift length and reduce energy/running costs

Changing market

Once just the mainstay of indoor operations, the advent of weatherproof electrics, like the Mitsubishi 80V EDiA EX, means that they can be used indoors or out.

And while, standard practice is to replace your current truck with a similar one (eg diesel for diesel), that’s starting to change, too.

And it’s easy to see why. The EDiA EX is top of its class for electrics, but – put it head-to-head against its IC-engine equivalents and you’ll see it surpasses them in a range of areas, including acceleration, maximum travel, and lift speeds.
A bright idea

A Mitsubishi customer in Suffolk, England even managed to take EDiA EX’s benefits even further – harnessing the power of the sun to charge his truck.

The owner of a removals company, he installed solar panels on his warehouse roof. During sunnier months, the panels provide the energy to charge his truck batteries free of charge. And, by selling the excess power back to the energy suppliers, he was able to cover his truck’s maintenance costs.
Our conclusion?

Taking time for find the right charger-battery combo is not only smart financially but also safer. Considering whole-life costs is one of the smartest things you can do.

Batteries and chargers: it’s crucial to buy smart
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Mitsubishi Gabelstapler Deutschland +49 (0)203-456 681 0 Germany
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks France +33 4 72 79 42 76 France
Degrocar Spa +39 0444-671280 Italy
Mitsubishi Forklift Europe B.V. +31 36-5494406 Netherlands
Offringa BV +31 527-274724 Netherlands
Stenborgs Truckar AB +46 85-8490980 Sweden
ULMA Carretillas Elevadoras +34 900 840 450 Spain
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Henley Forklift Group Ltd 10 Dublin 10 Ireland
Stenborgs Truckar AB 176 02 Järfälla Sweden
Truckpartner Norge AS 2020 Skedsmokorset Norway
ULMA Carretillas Elevadoras 20560 Oñati - Guipúzcoa Spain
Degrocar Spa 36071 Arzignano (VI) Italy
Offringa BV 8312 AD Creil Netherlands
Afrelec Industrie FR-71850 Charmay les Macon France
De Ronde & Drubbel NV BE-2060 Antwerpen Belgium
Motroonik AS EE-11216 Tallinn Estonia
Berner Oy FI-00131 Helsinki Finland
Ardenn Diesel Manutention FR-08000 Charleville Mezières France
Sérignac Industrie FR-31000 Toulouse France
Fabre Manutention FR-33521 Bruges Cedex France
MSH Services FR-42300 Mably France
Colvemat Flavigny FR-54630 Flavigny sur Moselle France
Vivier Manutention FR-62223 St. Catherine Lez Arras France
Corbas Manutention FR-69745 Genas Cedex France
Hunault Manutention (SARL) FR-71150 Fontaines - Bourgogne France
L2M Rouen FR-76350 Oissel - Haute-Normandie France
Euroleva - Comércio de Equipamentos de Elevação, S.A. PT-2416-90 Leiria Portugal
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