So, you've read about all the benefits that come with electric forklifts - how they can improve your productivity, offer a better and safer workplace for your employees, improve your company’s sustainability profile and reduce your costs. Their many advantages start improving your business from the moment you begin to use them. But, considering that you probably already have a forklift fleet operating today, what is the best way to introduce electric forklifts? Should you replace all your diesel forklifts at once, or are there advantages in taking it slowly, step by step?
Factors to consider when introducing electric forklifts
In an ideal world, you would take advantage of new technology as soon as possible. It would strengthen your competitive position and start delivering immediate results for employees, customers and investors. But any effective change requires careful thought. Apart from the fact that you already have a sizable investment in diesel forklifts, what are the critical factors to consider when changing to electric?
We can advise you
Practical considerations about the physical requirements at your facility are probably the most crucial factors that will determine how fast and to what extent you can introduce electric forklifts. However, you should also consider such issues as the market pressure to move your business in a sustainable direction. If electric forklifts would give you a clear business advantage, this might be the motivation you need to overcome the more practical obstacles that can slow your transition from diesel to electric.
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