Post originally sourced in Forkliftaction.com 31 March 2022
By integrating base level battery monitoring capabilities and smart charging technology with our world-class CEIL batteries, Industrial Batteries Australia (IBA) is able to offer a complete Full Replacement Warranty for 5 years when the battery is purchased.
This innovative offering completely reinforces the quality of IBA’s supplied products, while also assisting clients in following correct battery management practices within their fleet or application, which will allow for an increase in environmental sustainability and cost efficiency across the board.
Industrial Batteries Australia Managing Director, David Cooper explains: “Battery maintenance and misuse within the forklift industry are common issues that are associated with lead acid battery life. This can be heavily problematic for forklift rental clients, as well as larger sites that need multiple batteries for multiple pieces of forklifting equipment.
David adds, “Monitoring batteries for usage issues before a costly replacement can save businesses a lot of money and headaches. To support these businesses with battery care and maintenance for their fleet, Industrial Batteries Australia have worked hard to [recently] introduce an industry first 5 Year Full Replacement Battery Warranty.”
With this 5 Year Full Replacement Warranty in place, IBA is effectively guaranteeing that each and every CEIL Lead acid battery that they supply to the Australian market will perform the 1500 usage cycles that the entire Battery Warranty is covering if used correctly.
To put it in perspective, David talks about the implementation of the 5 Year Replacement warranty in action with one of their largest National clients. IBA’s 5 Year Replacement warranty solved many of the recurring issues that the client had with other competing companies in the industry.
This particular client had experienced a substantial financial burden, as their previous Motive Power supplier voided their battery warranties after only a short amount of usage. ‘Battery Misuse’ was the main given reason for the cancellation of their supplied Battery Product warranty. When battery issues were presented, they would occur outside of the standard 2 or 3 year replacement period, which all industry-leading battery suppliers here in Australia (apart from IBA) provide to the market as a standard Warranty procedure.
David adds, “IBA supplied our CEIL forklift batteries, backed by our 5 Year Full Replacement Warranty with our standard EGOc battery monitoring system to overcome these issues. This fitted monitor is designed to flag any potential battery issues with the site, either during the course of the batteries’ overall life, or in the event of a reported battery issue, where the information relative to usage can be downloaded accordingly. This system can also be beneficial in allowing for the relative changes needed to extend the battery life expectations that effectively could be implemented long before directly impacting the batteries’ life expectancy or usage potential. The system is cost effective, and is incorporated into our already competitive pricing structures Australia- wide.”
Industrial Batteries Australia, formerly known as CEIL POWER Systems, are the only providers in Australia that offer the 5 Year Full Replacement Warranty on their Batteries, saving their customers significant potential costs in the process.
As the globe pushes towards cleaner energy options, the demand in the market has changed for forklift companies to provide their clients with more environmentally focused Battery products that can perform as well as other Internal Combustion Forklifts. In order to meet these market demands, IBA has expanded from the highly regarded CEIL lead acid battery range, to also offer industry leading Maxwell And Spark Lithium-Ion batteries.
Lithium-Ion Batteries can outperform standard Lead Acid Batteries with up to 2- 3 times greater operational running time and 2-3 times faster charging cycle times, which means that they are the best solution for specialised long usage Electric Forklift applications. Lead Acid batteries, on the other hand, need to be maintained and charged at particular times to keep them working efficiently to ensure longevity of Battery capacity output. It is for this reason that Lithium- Ion Batteries have become the more viable option for specialised 2-3 shift usage applications within the industry, with the demand for these batteries also increasing based on their inherent ability to replace Gas/Petrol/Diesel powered Forklifts that were normally used when required to run a 2-3 shift operation.
David states, “We have worked hard to provide the most effective and serviceable option of Lithium Battery products 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 Maxwell & Spark Industrial Batteries Australia Lithium Forklift Battery products into Australia.”
“It is well known in the industry that power and performance are the big issues when it comes to forklift operation. Industrial Batteries Australia aims to provide forklift companies with high quality products that are consistent and reliable.”
Industrial Batteries Australia are the ONLY Australian forklift battery supplier that offers a 5 Year Full Replacement Warranty on their batteries - decreasing costs and any unnecessary stress for their client base. Get the most out of your forklift power and get in touch with the forklift battery specialists at Industrial Batteries Australia!