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CEIL M+S Li-ION Battery

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 forklift carrying construction materials including clay and bricks at a building site.

Forklifts and material handling equipment are used extensively across a wide range of industries and sectors here in Australia and right across the world. From supermarkets and retail stores to warehouses, factories, dockyards and even construction sites, the humble forklift is an essential item of machinery across a multitude of industries and sectors.

As Australia’s trusted supplier of forklift battery and charging solutions, the Ceil Power team works closely with clients across multiple industries from our headquarters in Wetherill Park, (NSW) and our branches in Dandenong South (VIC), Yeerongpilly (QLD) and Welshpool (WA). Here’s a quick look at some of the industries we work with and the regulatory bodies in each state.

Warehouses

Forklifts are hands-down the most frequently utilised item of material handling equipment in warehouses across the globe. In fact, no other item of equipment comes close. With a wide range of forklifts on the market, including gas and electric forklifts, there’s a variety to suit every type of warehouse application. In some warehouses, forklifts are fitted with attachments so that workers can safely access shelves and pallets at heights.

Dockyards

Dockyards would grind to a halt if it weren’t for the powerful heavy-duty forklifts that move heavy shipping containers. In dockyards and similar logistics environments, forklifts are used to transport containers from ships to storage facilities or directly onto trucks and trains.

As the leading supplier of forklift batteries and chargers in Australia, Ceil Power supports many dockyards across the country with our premium-quality battery and charging solutions for electric forklifts. We also provide trusted forklift battery servicing and repairs.

Factories 

Like warehouses and dockyards, Australian factories are heavily reliant on forklifts, with most using these indispensable machines to move stock and load trucks. Forklifts can be fitted with a range of different wheels to suit the flooring of factories, a consideration that’s especially important in food and chemical production facilities with protective flooring.

Construction Sites

The forklifts that are utilised on building sites tend to be heavy, industrial forklifts with pneumatic tyres (to navigate tough terrain) as opposed to the solid tyres that are used extensively in other industries. In construction applications, forklifts are usually employed to move heavy items, like steel girders, pallets of bricks and other construction materials.

Forklift Regulations

The forklift licensing regulations applied across Australia are similar from state to state, with each state administering its own regulations through its Safe Work body. These are:

  • NSW — SafeWork NSW
  • QLD — Worksafe Queensland
  • VIC — WorkSafe Victoria
  • WA — Commerce WA

While the rules and regulations are similar, there are minor differences that employers and workers need to be aware of, especially with regard to licensing. Moreover, while fines for unlicensed forklift usage differ slightly, in all states the penalties are severe — don’t put yourself and co-workers at risk by operating a forklift without a license.

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.

Forklift driver stacking pallets with cement packs by stacker loader.

Did you know that the penalties for getting caught driving a forklift without a license are extremely severe and can amount to thousands of dollars in fines? The penalties for unlicensed forklift use are harsh for a good reason — forklift training and licensing ensures operators are capable of using the equipment safely.

That’s very important because forklifts carry heavy loads and workers are injured every year, with fatal accidents occurring here in Australia (even with our strong rules and regulations) and around the world. If you get behind the wheel of a forklift without a valid license, you’re putting the welfare and safety of your co-workers at risk of serious injury, and you and your employer at risk of substantial fines. It simply isn’t worth it. Today we look at the importance of forklift licenses, the penalties for unlicensed operation and how to get a forklift license.

The Importance of Forklift Licenses

As discussed above, it’s important to have a valid forklift license because the training and licensing required to get a ticket ensures operators have the skills and knowledge needed to operate a forklift safely. Forklifts move very heavy loads, often in enclosed environments, and accidents occur even when operators are highly-skilled and experienced. Consequently, unlicensed workers mustn’t operate these vehicles.

If you’re caught operating a forklift unlicensed, you could get hit with a penalty of up to $3000 and your employer could cop a fine of up to $100,000. What’s more, if you were involved in an accident and someone was seriously hurt, you and your employer could also be liable for their personal injury and workers compensation claims. It isn’t worth the risk.

How to Get Your Ticket

Forklift driving is considered a high-risk occupation in Australia and there are two licenses that forklift drivers typically hold to work in factories, warehouses and other workplace environments. These are:

  • Forklift Truck (TLILIC 2001A LF licence) — This is the forklift license most operators hold. To get this license, you must train on a suitable forklift with a mast and an elevating carriage with fork arms.
  • Order-Picking Machine (TLILI 2002A LO licence) — This is a more advanced forklift license and it’s a handy one to have as it increases your employment options. To get this ticket, you must train on an order-picking forklift in which the control and load carriage move together.

Holding the required forklift license is important for safety reasons and as many Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) offer one-day forklift licensing, getting your forklift ticket is cost-effective and easy. There’s no excuse for not having one.

The Ceil Power team have extensive experience in the forklift industry, which enables us to provide industry-leading forklift battery and charging solutions to businesses of all sizes across Australia. We provide Australia’s longest forklift battery warranties, have a great reputation for our friendly and expert customer service, and are happy to provide you with specialist advice across our entire range. Contact us online or call us on 1300 877 531.

Recharging an electric forklift in a warehouse room.

The batteries that power your forklift fleet can be charged (on average) around 1,500 times which for most businesses delivers about five years of service. To get the most out of your batteries, implementing effective battery charging procedures that ensure each battery is properly and safely charged each time is essential. This means charging using proper charging cycles and not whenever is convenient. You also need to invest in a quality charger, one that provides compatible charging voltage and is designed for your batteries.

CEIL Forklift Chargers are renowned here in Australia and worldwide for their quality, efficiency and value-for-money. Today we’ll go through the CEIL Charger range to give you an idea of which models best suit the requirements of your fleet and business operations.

Gold Series Taper Charger

A cost-effective charging solution with full electronic protection and robust construction, our Gold Series Taper Charger delivers outstanding power, reliability and ease-of-use for all forklift applications. Providing both Single and Three-phase AC input, this charger combines the reliability business owners expect of taper charging systems with the intuitiveness of the latest microprocessor technology. We offer nominal battery voltages from 24V to 95 VDC, with other voltages available on request. Backed by a 3-Year Manufacturers Warranty.

Diamond Series High Frequency Charger

Available in Single and Three-phase AC input to meet your forklift fleet requirements, the wall-mounted CEIL Diamond Series high frequency charger features a compact, lightweight design and is compatible with all lead acid, gel and AGM forklift batteries. Backed by our dependable 18-Month Warranty, this is a highly-efficient charger ideal for most workplaces.

The Platinum Series MFH Charger

Our most advanced forklift charger, the exceptionally high-efficiency CEIL Platinum Series MFH Charger leads the smart charger market with its unparalleled combination of precise charging control, Unity Power Factor (PFC) and programming flexibility. Featuring a robust and reliable design, it delivers AC input from 200 to 600 VAC and DC output from 12 to 120 VDC. Backed by our 5-Year Manufacturers Warranty.

CEIL Fast Charger

Our state-of-the-art smart charger, the CEIL Fast Charger ensures maximum precise charge control and is available in both indoor and outdoor-rated enclosures. This smart charger is designed to extend battery times during shifts, reducing the need for second-shift battery operations. A feature that sets the CEIL Fast Charger apart from others is its coupling with the BMOD-T Battery monitoring device which wirelessly connects the charger to the battery. Suitable for all battery types, including Lithium technologies and lead acid batteries. Ideal for fast-charging applications. Backed by our dependable  5-Year Manufacturers Warranty.

Why CEIL Chargers?

CEIL Chargers are manufactured by BASSI and MORI in Italy and imported into Australia. Our team members have real-world experience with forklifts across a range of industries and are well-positioned to assist with our customers’ requirements. We understand the differences in electric forklift applications and have the knowledge and solutions to cater for all.

Like to find out more about the CEIL Chargers that can revolutionise the way you power your forklift fleet? The Ceil Power team can guide you through our extensive range of forklift battery chargers and help you determine which is the best model for your needs. Contact us online or call us on 1300 877 531 to speak with a CEIL Charger specialist near you.

A powerful and rechargeable forklift battery.

With such a wide range of electric forklift battery types on the market, it’s safe to say that there’s no one-size-fits-all battery to power all forklifts. The electric forklift industry and the business reliant on it require a variety of battery types to power forklifts, with some better suited to some applications than others.

If you’re shopping for a new forklift battery, you’ll likely need a specific one that’s compatible for that particular model. However, it’s always good to have a solid understanding of forklift batteries, chargers and applications, so in this short article, we take a quick look at the two most popular types of forklift batteries and the qualities that make each stand out.

Lead Acid Forklift Batteries

Lead acid forklift batteries, also known as ‘wet cell batteries’, power more forklifts than any other battery type and are the forklift batteries that we recommend at Ceil Power. Lead acid batteries require ongoing maintenance but they’re well-known for their reliable performance and the durability and longevity they provide. What’s more, they’re very cost-effective and are widely seen as excellent value-for-money.

Another excellent benefit to lead acid forklift batteries is that when correctly maintained, quality batteries regularly last five years or more. This makes lead acid batteries a great choice for all Australian businesses that are reliant on forklifts for their business operations.

Lithium-Ion Forklift Batteries

Lithium-ion forklift batteries are gaining popularity here in Australia and across the globe and there are many reasons why, including their maintenance-free qualities. These batteries require minimal maintenance and don’t need watering like lead acid forklift batteries. Further benefits to lithium-ion batteries include there’s no overcharge risk, they can be charged quickly, and there’s minimal risk to workers while charging. While there are numerous benefits to lithium-ion batteries, there are also quite a few downsides.

As they’re smaller than lead acid batteries, counterweights are often required and they’re not as durable either. Unlike the more widely-used lead acid battery, lithium-ion batteries are susceptible to permanent damage if stored with a full charge and when used in high-temperature environments. Moreover, they’re also far more expensive than other forklift batteries and are out of the financial grasp of many business organisations.

Selecting the Right Forklift Battery

Now that you know your batteries inside and out, do you feel confident you can choose the right batteries for your forklift? You may know the benefits of choosing a particular battery type for your forklift but it’s always advisable to get specialist advice and assistance to make sure the battery you choose is the right one for your machine and operational requirements.

When you need expert advice across an extensive range of quality batteries and chargers that businesses in Australia and across the globe trust, contact Ceil Power Systems. We’re recognised worldwide for the quality of our forklift battery and battery charging products and are renowned for the customer service that our team in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia provides. Contact us online or call us on 1300 877 531 today.

Forklift servicing by an experienced mechanic.

Forklift maintenance is an essential aspect of keeping your material handling machinery in top working condition and providing your employees with a safe working environment.

Not servicing your forklift fleet puts your business at risk in many ways, including increasing the likelihood of costly business downtime and reducing the value of your investment in quality machinery. For these reasons and more, create a servicing schedule and stick to it.

As Australia’s forklift battery and charger specialists with an extensive range of battery and charging solutions for electric forklifts and material handling equipment, the Ceil Power team understands the importance of regular forklift servicing, including forklift battery servicing — did you know the batteries that power your forklift fleet need a service too?

Forklift Servicing

Like any vehicle and item of machinery, forklifts need regular servicing and timely repairs. The forklifts in your fleet are put under incredible strain due to the heavy loads they move and regular maintenance is essential to keep them running smoothly. A scheduled forklift service typically involves:

  • Battery check and service
  • Oil, fluid and lubricant changes
  • Brake, steering and handling check
  • Forks and overhead guards inspection
  • Tyre checks (pressure, tread, damage/wear and tear check)
  • Hydraulic cylinder and roller chain pulley check and servicing

Scheduled forklift servicing also ensures that the manufacturer’s servicing schedule is met and that the required parts, components and systems are inspected and serviced at the specified time. This is similar to a logbook service for a car and the benefits are similar, including maintaining the vehicle’s value and protecting the manufacturer’s warranty.

Along with scheduled servicing, ensure your workers are carrying out routine checks daily. A quick visual inspection ensures your forklifts are safe to operate, identifies issues early on, and enables you to keep on top of maintenance and repair needs.

Forklift Battery Servicing

Like the other forklift components, the battery is subject to wear and tear and can sustain damage due to incorrect or insufficient maintenance. Fortunately, all forklift batteries can be serviced and repaired to extend their life and continue to deliver a reliable performance.

Along with scheduled servicing (every 3-6 months), timely repairs keep forklift batteries in optimal working condition. Some of the signs to look out for include a build-up of corrosion, acid level and link issues, and positive and negative lead and thimble damage.

Operating a forklift with a damaged battery can damage the forklift and also result in the need to replace the battery. Identifying issues with batteries early on makes it more likely that it can be repaired and restored to its optimal working condition. Regular battery spot checks are an easy way to keep on top of battery maintenance.

Ceil Power leads Australian forklift battery and charger suppliers with our market-leading battery and charger solutions, and our team’s extensive forklift industry experience. When you need new batteries or a charger to power your business, battery servicing or repairs, we can help. To speak with a forklift battery and charger expert, contact us online or call 1300 877 531 today.

A low angle view of a staff member driving a forklift in a warehouse.

Forklifts are impressive machines that combine hydraulics and pulleys to exert exceptional lifting power that makes them ideal for an extensive range of applications. While forklifts are essential items of machinery that play a major role in powering warehouses, factories and other workplace environments, few people really understand how they work.

Whether you work in an environment in which forklifts are utilised or you’re thinking of getting a forklift ticket and you’d like to learn how these machines work, this short guide to forklifts provides a brief overview. Here we look at how forklifts work and their main components, including the batteries that power these vitally-important machines.

Forklift Basics

The two main mechanisms that power forklifts are its hydraulic cylinders (hollow tubes with pistons) and roller chain pulleys. To lift a load, the lift handle activates the air pump, forcing air through a tube into the hydraulic cylinders. This process relies on the pressure caused by an increase of gas inside the cylinder, which when applied across the piston, results in upward force.

To move the load up, the operator moves the handle forward which pumps more air into the cylinders, and to move the load down, the handle is pulled back and gas is gently released from the hydraulic cylinder. This ‘push’ action combines with the ‘pull’ action of the roller chain pulleys. When the hydraulic cylinders and internal pistons push the forklift’s masts up, its gears push against the roller chain pulleys, moving the masts further upwards.

Without roller chain pulleys, forklifts simply wouldn’t be capable of reaching such heights and would require significantly taller hydraulic cylinders. The way forklifts operate is simple physics but impressive nonetheless — especially when you take into account the loads that forklifts can move and raise in comparison to their size, all the while maintaining stability.

Stability and Control

Stability and control is managed by the forklift’s large footprint and heavy, robust structure that enables it to lift heavy loads, and two sets of controls — one set for steering via its rear wheels (which provides greater precision and turning control) and the other for lifting and lowering loads. The steering controls are similar to conventional vehicles, while the lifting controls are a set of two levers, one for raising and lowering loads, and the other for tilting loads back and forth.

Forklift Batteries

The two main forklift battery types are lead acid and lithium-ion, though other types are also available, including gel batteries. Lead acid batteries are the most commonly used and are the more cost-effective of the two. Lithium batteries are relatively new in comparison and while significantly more expensive, offer benefits such as minimal maintenance and faster charging times. At Ceil Power, we stock an extensive range of premium-quality lead acid batteries to suit all fleets and forklift applications.

Like to learn more about forklift batteries and chargers? The Ceil Power team is on hand to help you understand which forklift batteries and chargers best suit your forklift fleet needs. Contact the team online or give us a call on 1300 877 531 to speak to a battery and charging solution specialist at your nearest Ceil Power location.

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.

Large modern warehouse with forklifts.

Forklifts power warehouses across Australia and the globe but as a business owner you know there’s more to keeping a warehouse running smoothly than keeping your forklift batteries charged.

Our Ceil Power Systems team works with warehouse operators and provides battery and charging solutions to keep them going. We’ve learned a thing or two about both warehouse and forklift management in the process. Here we share a few simple but helpful tips to keep your forklifts, warehouse and team in check.

Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

A clean and organised warehouse is a lot like a well-maintained forklift in many ways. It’s safer to use, delivers better performance and there’s much less chance of something going wrong. Scheduled cleaning and maintenance go a long way in improving operational efficiency and can make a significant difference to the way your warehouse operates.

Safety First

A safe warehouse is a warehouse that operates efficiently and shows its employees that it cares about their welfare. There are many ways that you can prioritise safety in a warehouse:

  • Ensure only licensed staff operate forklifts and other material handling machinery
  • Provide your employees with the required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Create a forklift battery charging area with the necessary safety equipment
  • Hold scheduled workplace training sessions
  • Create a Workplace Safety Plan

To provide a safe and efficient warehouse environment, assess your floor and shelf space usage in relation to traffic patterns and building design, and organise for safety. The layout of your warehouse, including the way shelves and containers are placed, goes a long way in creating a safe environment with efficient use of space. It’s possible to maximise profits without compromising the wellbeing of your most important business asset — your people.

Ongoing Training

Even experienced forklift operators need ongoing training to keep in check and, in fact, so do all members of your team, from newbies through to senior management. When it comes to workplace safety, everyone should be involved. Naturally, some workers will require more specific training, like safe forklift battery charging techniques and how to check electrolyte levels and correctly adjust the mixture when levels get too low. However, every member of your team will benefit from ongoing training personally, as will your organisation as a whole.

The Right Suppliers

Working with the right suppliers is a crucial consideration in all industries. For warehouse operators reliant on forklifts and material handling machinery, one of the most crucially important suppliers is their forklift battery and charging solution supplier. Without reliable batteries and charging systems in place and professional repair and maintenance services to keep those systems operating at optimal levels, warehouses are at risk of downtime that can hit the business where it hurts.

Ceil Power Systems proudly provide industry-leading forklift batteries and battery charging solutions for warehouse businesses across Australia. Contact us online or give us a call on 1300 877 531 to speak with a specialist about your battery and charging requirements.