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Yale Reaffirms ‘Green’ Status with Recognition from Food Logistics for Sixth Consecutive Year

With the modern supply chain composed of many moving parts, attaining corporate sustainability targets requires support from a wide range of trusted partners. Food Logistics addresses this imperative with its annual list of Top Green Providers, and recognizes Yale Materials Handling Corporation for the sixth consecutive year in the alternative energy, material handling and lift trucks categories.

Lithium-ion: Yale’s maintenance-fee lithium-ion battery option, which requires no watering and contains no acid, can last up to five times longer than traditional lead acid batteries, drastically reducing battery replacements and landfill waste. Lithium-ion batteries also charge twice as fast as lead acid alternatives and can be opportunity charged on-site or in-transit from a standard 120V outlet. Two and three-pack lithium-ion battery options offer up to nine hours of continuous run time to power the most demanding continuous-use applications.

Hydrogen fuel cells: With only water and heat as byproducts, Yale® lift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells produce zero harmful emissions, offering an ideal solution for indoor applications. Compared to batteries charged from the electric grid, hydrogen fuel cells can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 33 percent. Operators can refuel in as little as three minutes, getting them back to work for another six to eight hours, depending on operating conditions.

“To meet sustainability targets, the challenge is twofold – not only must green solutions reduce emissions, they must also offer reliable operation with cost and productivity advantages,” says Chris Murtha, Brand Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation.

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