In most cases, Electric Forklifts arrive in Australia from the manufacturer with no Forklift Battery installed and there are specific reasons for this.

This is especially so for new machines that are going into stock or may require many weeks or even months of supplier preparation before being delivered to the end user customer.

Another valid reason for this localised supply arrangement is the inherent requirement from Forklift Suppliers of a highly reliable and suitable Battery Service, Support and Warranty offering that’s supplied to the end user customer as part of the Electric Forklift product.

A Forklift Battery is designed for many years of extremely heavy battery usage. The supply of a high quality Forklift Battery is a necessity and the absolute key to the product and brand reputation of the Electric Forklift it’s powering! It needs to be reliable and trusted in every capacity.

Many Forklift Batteries (especially the lower tier products that are increasingly being supplied directly to the market as a packaged option) are supplied with a minimal factory-backed Battery Warranty (if any Warranty at all) and extremely limited service and support options here in Australia.

These Forklift Batteries sitting unused are susceptible to sulphation build up and lack of usable capacity due to the long non usage periods that come with overseas manufacturing supply and frequent transport delays. Both of these things can and will negatively impact the cycle life expectancy of the Forklift Battery itself long term.

Ask your Electric Forklift supplier..

  1. Where does your Forklift Battery come from, but more importantly
  2. What is the Factory backed Battery Product Warranty supplied with the Forklift? 

Whether your Battery option is Lead acid or Lithium-based, this question should always be the same 🙌 🙌

If your Lead Acid Forklift Batteries currently aren’t being supplied to you with a…

3 Year Full Replacement Factory Warranty/2 Year Pro Rata Warranty

Total = 5 Year Warranty as Standard

… then call CEIL Power Systems – We are by far Australias largest Independently owned Motive Power supplier for a very good reason, with absolute dedication to service and support offered with every product that we supply to the market.

Remember:

The Forklift Battery is the “heart” of your Electric Forklift – you absolutely need the very best Battery and Charger products to ensure long term and sustained power for your Electric Forklift and a sizeable return on investment.

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Like to learn more about our forklift batteries and chargers? Ceil Power welcomes all enquiries about our heavy-duty forklift batteries and chargers, so don’t hesitate to contact the team online or give us a call on 1300 877 531 today. We’re here to help.

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CEIL are Australia’s largest Independent supplier of Electric Forklift Batteries and Chargers, and are now offering their industry leading Maxwell + Spark Lithium-Ion battery range to the Australian Forklift market. CEO David Cooper explains why Lithium-Ion battery technology is quickly becoming the far superior choice of battery for specialised high usage electric forklift applications over all other Forklift variants (Gas, Petrol, Diesel etc) which in the past, were the only feasible option to be used in applications where multiple Forklift shift usages were required on a daily basis – this is no longer the case. David also provides us with a background for what CEIL are doing as they continue to grow and expand in the Australian Motive Power Industry.

“Lithium batteries allow a much higher usage performance and battery life expectancy compared to traditional lead acid battery power options for electric forklifts.” The ability to recharge the Lithium forklift battery at any time of the day and reach 100% state of charge from empty in as little as one hour is helping to boost popularity for Electric Forklifts. David adds:

“This has made a bigger opening in the market for Electric Forklifts to now become the Forklift of choice for nearly any required Industrial Forklift application, regardless of the requirement. “The return on investment for an Electric Forklift from a cost to usage perspective is much better than any other Forklift variant, with the added benefit of being much more environmentally friendly in the process, depending on the type of Battery option used,” says David. The impressive performance specs and benefits to the usage of Lithium batteries are notable.

“Lithium batteries are 100% maintenance free (no watering required), have significantly more battery cycle life expectancy than any other battery chemistry and can completely eliminate shift battery requirements at any given site for near autonomous usage.” Lithium-Ion Forklift Batteries are a definite power source to be reckoned with for specialised Motive Power Applications, where the user needs more daily operational run time out of their Batteries, with the absolute flexibility of minimal operational downtime.

“CEIL have worked hard for many years now on working towards providing the most effective and serviceable option of Lithium Battery product to our National client base here in Australia. After stringent localised testing we’re proud of our recent partnership with Maxwell + Spark in delivering the  CEIL M+S Lithium Forklift Battery products into Australia,” says David. “Maxwell + Spark are already a preferred Lithium Forklift Battery supplier to a number of high quality OEM Forklift Manufacturers overseas, hence quality assurance is guaranteed.”

Like any new technology in the Australian market that is not manufactured here locally, CEIL have encountered teething issues over the past few years from a number of brands of Lithium-Ion Batteries. It is evident from this that there are industry variances in quality, serviceability and life expectancy of various Lithium brands and products. “What has been clear throughout this process, is that the technology has continued to improve year upon year, with global Electric Forklift Manufacturers actively aiming to cater for Lithium Battery options as a manufacturing standard for their respective products now and into the future. Many OEM Forklift suppliers here in Australia already doing so.”

“Product quality and reliability are the non-negotiable standard that our customers have come to love and expect in all CEIL supplied products here in Australia. It was an absolute requirement for CEIL to find a Lithium Battery partner that specifically allowed for the localised Service and Support of the Lithium Batteries that CEIL have now supplied here locally in Australia.”

“Our M+S Li-ion Forklift Batteries are based on a modular design where only high quality Li-Po4 Battery cells are used, to ensure maximum life expectancy and greater supplied Warranties on our Batteries for our respective clients. This has also enabled CEIL the localised ability to repair and service each lithium battery and charger asset here in Australia, ensuring a complete and total ‘service and support’ package is supplied for all products.”

An exciting part of this relative service and support delivered by CEIL, is the unique online Telemetry system integrated into every M+S CEIL Lithium Battery supplied through CEIL. This system allows external access to all relative battery information at any given time from the factory all the way through to the end user of the battery. “We can effectively monitor any and all actions of the Battery remotely at all times,” David adds.

It is important to note, that like any technology, there are associated pros and cons between the use of Lithium Forklift Batteries compared to the traditional Lead Acid Batteries that CEIL already supply in large quantities from our Exide Industries manufacturing plants. David explains: “The potential cost to benefit of using Lithium Batteries for many standard Forklift usage schedules is not what would be considered feasible for many applications. Hence there will forever be an ongoing requirement for Lead Acid Batteries for the majority of Electric Forklift power requirements, given the cost of Lithium Batteries is substantially higher than a Lead Acid Battery equivalent. In saying this, it is also important to note that this cost to benefit gap is continuing to shrink, as pricing comes down and greater control mechanisms for the manufacturing of product and technological advancements continue.”Most Forklift Manufacturers are working towards the ability of their supplied Electric Forklifts to be operational for both Lead Acid or Lithium Battery options.

David adds “It is relatively easy to retrofit Lithium Batteries into any existing Lead Acid Battery powered Forklift of any type or brand. There are just a few extra measures needed when retrofitting the Batteries to display the relative state of charge and discharged battery communication requirements.”

“CEIL are involved in an Industry which is continuing to grow and expand on the back of the technological advancements in both Battery Charging technology and Electric Forklift design and usability. Now with the ability to supply the M+S Lithium Batteries for an ever expanding niche market in Lithium Battery supply for Electric Forklifts, there couldn’t be a more exciting time for CEIL, or the Electric Forklift industry in general,” says David.

David then continues: “With the continued National growth of our company and new CEIL branches opening in the coming months in Brisbane and Perth, CEIL have all Motive Power requirements completely covered with our entire Battery range and specialised Fast Charger and Opportunity Charge capable Forklift Battery Chargers on hand for our Lead Acid Battery offerings. “CEIL now have over 25 full time staff Australia wide to provide customers with complete product supply and support options as we supply more and more Forklift Batteries and Chargers to the Australian Market.

“CEIL supply what is essentially referred to as the ‘Heart’ of many of Australia’s leading brands of Electric Forklift here in Australia in our Batteries,” says David. “CEIL battery products have effectively been vetted over many years, often being viewed as the most suitable battery power option to showcase the Electric Forklift products for our clients and OEM manufacturers.” “It is an honour to have the partnerships that we already have with many OEM and Independent Forklift suppliers, with new relationships constantly being created. To be viewed as an Industry Leading Supplier on the back of what we provide to our clients is humbling, but this is indicative of our approach with the Service and Support mechanisms that we have in place for all of the products that we supply. This is where the real point of difference to our competitors is found – Trust and Quality are assured when you deal with CEIL.

” Discover the LOWEST lifetime cost of any Electric Forklift Battery on the Australian market today! Call the team at CEIL Power on 1300 877 531 to find out more.

A used electric forklift battery.

When sourcing new batteries for a forklift, business owners have a choice of new batteries and used batteries — which are the better choice? The main point of difference between the two comes down to the age of the used battery and its condition.

Naturally, new batteries are more expensive but they offer a longer lifespan and for many businesses provide greater peace of mind. But that isn’t to say used batteries aren’t a great choice. In fact, used forklift batteries can be an excellent investment. Here we look at new and used electric forklift battery solutions to determine which one is right for you.

Are Used Batteries Safe?

Yes, when rejuvenated by a forklift battery specialist, like Ceil Power Systems, used batteries are safe to use and charge. To reduce the strain that industrial battery disposal places on the environment, Government regulations are in place to ensure that end-of-life forklift batteries are properly reconditioned and reused.

When you choose used forklift batteries from a reputable forklift battery company like Ceil, you can rest assured that our used forklift batteries are fully compliant with these regulations, are fully reconditioned, serviced to the highest industry standards, and deliver reliable high performance to power your business. The benefits of used batteries include:

  • They’re cost-effective
  • They’re covered by a reliable warranty
  • You get a top-of-the-line battery at a reduced price.

What’s more, don’t forget that used batteries can be properly serviced, repaired and regenerated just like a new battery. If you’re looking for a high-quality, cost-effective forklift battery solution, a used battery could be a top choice for your business.

Are New Batteries Worth The Price?

Most definitely! A new forklift battery is an excellent investment in your business and offers a wide range of benefits, including the peace of mind that comes with a high-performance forklift battery backed by industry-leading workmanship and material guarantees. When purchased brand-new from a leading supplier, high-quality batteries may represent a significant investment for a business but they offer a substantial range of benefits, including:

  • Longer lifespan
  • Backed by warranties
  • Assured high performance
  • Compatibility with more chargers

Which Solution Is Best For Me?

Whether a new forklift or a used battery is best for your business needs depends on a range of factors, including your budget. For most businesses that source used batteries for forklifts and material handling machines, used batteries simply represent a more affordable option.

However, most businesses reliant on forklifts for their core operations, like warehouses, transport and logistics companies, opt for new forklift batteries. This is typically because of the peace-of-mind warranties new batteries provide, the support they get from leading suppliers, the long-term value they represent and the option to regenerate the battery when it nears the end of its lifecycle.

Ceil Power Systems are leaders in forklift battery solutions and offer an extensive range of new and used forklift batteries to power your business. Contact us online or give us a call on 1300 877 531 to speak with a friendly specialist about the new and used batteries we stock.

A forklift battery provider checking the batteries.

If your business is reliant on its fleet of forklifts to operate efficiently, you need to source the right forklift battery and charger provider. Fortunately, most battery providers are reputable businesses but there’s a big difference between a good provider and a great provider, and it’s the latter that you want — a great forklift battery and charger solutions provider.

At Ceil Power, we’ve been supplying Australian businesses with premium power solutions for forklifts for decades and have an excellent reputation for the quality of our products and services. Including our customer service for which we’re renowned Australia-wide. Here are a few things we believe are important to look for in a forklift battery and charging solutions provider and why we believe we’re the right choice to help you power your business.

Reputation for Reliability

One of the most important qualities to look for in a forklift battery and charging solutions provider is reliability. This means reliable products and reliable customer service. You rely on your forklifts to operate efficiently, and the batteries and charging stations that power your forklift fleet play a major role in how they operate.

When you invest in forklift batteries and chargers you want quality products that are reliable along with reliable service to back them up. As a supplier, Ceil Power has long emphasised the importance of supplying reliable and longstanding power solutions to our customers. That’s why we’ve expanded our team to better service our customers and provide Australia’s longest battery and charger warranties. When you choose Ceil Power forklift batteries and chargers for your business operations, you get reliability that delivers peace of mind.

Reputation for Quality Products

Sourcing high-quality forklift battery and charging products is obviously important as a business owner. But with so many products on the market, how can you be sure that you’re getting the most for your investment? Once again, it comes down to reputation — what do the supplier’s customers think of them? That means sourcing a supplier that’s established and has a strong reputation for product quality that their customers trust is essential.

CEIL forklift batteries are supplied to over 50 countries across the globe and we’ve been supplying quality products that customers trust for more than 70 years. When you choose a CEIL forklift battery or charger, you get a product manufactured by industry-leading brands. Our forklift batteries are manufactured exclusively by Exide Industries and our chargers are manufactured by BASSI and MORI in Italy. CEIL products are so well-trusted that we supply local independent battery companies, who supply our batteries as their own.

Customer Service

While it’s great to have access to the very best products on the market, those products need to be backed by great service. That’s especially important when the products are as central to efficient business operations as forklift batteries and the chargers that power them.

At Ceil Power, we take a friendly and personal approach to customer service and look to develop long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with our valued customer base. That’s another reason why we’re the right choice for your forklift battery and charging supply and servicing needs.

Ceil Power Systems is an industry-leading provider of forklift batteries and battery charging solutions for businesses across Australia. We’re headquartered in Sydney and have locations in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. Contact us online or call us on 1300 877 531.