This the complete list of forklift battery manufacturers.
We spent hours scouring the web to find these 16 companies.
In this article, you’ll learn:
- Company histories, including the year each company was founded and its location
- What batteries each company offers
- Unique, interesting facts about the company
Let's get started!
Foxtron is based in Green Bay, WI, and has over 65 years of industrial battery experience.
Conceived to fill a need in the market, our Equus line of batteries is designed to offer:
- Longer runtimes
- Less maintenance
- Maximum durability
Each battery is hand-made in the U.S., built to spec, tailored to our customer’s specific needs, and assembled in-house.
And with 5 battery models to choose from, our customers can benefit from up to 33% longer run times along with reduced watering requirements.
SBS (Storage Battery Systems) was established in 1915 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
Since its founding, SBS has become renowned for providing DC power solutions for many different applications.
Today, SBS’s product line includes:
- Sealed VRLA strings
- Flooded battery cells
- Ni-Cad jars
- Lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs
What started as The Electric Storage Battery Company in 1888, founded by W.W. Gibbs is today Exide Technologies.
Headquartered in Milton, Georgia, Exide Technologies is a multinational lead-acid battery manufacturing company.
Exide's GNB line of batteries is their most popular and used in pallet trucks and forklifts.
Established in 1926 and headquartered in Fremont, Ohio, Crown Battery is a well-known battery manufacturer.
Its range of products includes lithium-ion, deep cycle, starter, and lead-acid batteries, along with chargers.
These products are used in a variety of industries, including mining, railroads, and steel mills.
Founded in 1977, Bulldog Battery is a privately-owned manufacturer of industrial batteries and chargers located in Wabash, Indiana.
The company's line of products also includes spark-proof (EE) batteries, explosion-proof (EX) batteries, mine locomotive, diesel starting, and special application batteries.
Bulldog sells and distributes its products throughout North America, including Puerto Rico and as far as Hong Kong.
East Penn Manufacturing, a Lyons, Pennsylvania-based company was founded in 1946 by DeLight Jr.
Operating the largest single-site, lead-acid battery and accessory manufacturing, the company's line of products includes lift truck batteries.
East Penn’s most famous offering is their Deka line of forklift batteries, chargers, services, and accessories.
BBI Battery offers new and replacement batteries for all material handling equipment, including lift trucks.
Founded in 1950, this Naperville, Illinois, US-based company markets lead-acid batteries across North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
After several acquisitions and mergers, the current EnerSys company was born in late 2000.
It operates under several different brand names, including its popular Hawker and Douglas battery brands.
Having its global and American headquarters located in Reading, Pennsylvania, EnerSys has grown to be the world's largest industrial battery manufacturer.
Founded in 2009, Flux Power is based in Vista, California.
Different from other manufactures, Flux Power specializes in the design, manufacture, distribution, and support of advanced lithium-ion battery packs.
These packs are used in many pieces of equipment, including forklifts, walkie stackers, pallet jacks, and airport ground support equipment.
Headquartered in Southern California, Fullriver Battery was established in 1995.
Today, they manufacture sealed lead-acid battery technology, including gel and AGM batteries.
With a distributor network covering North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, Fullriver supplies many original equipment manufacturers around the world.
Formed in 1916 and located in Hillsborough, New Jersey, GB Industrial Battery manufactures a full line of batteries and chargers for electric forklifts, locomotives, and solar batteries.
The company prides itself on robust online sales since the onset of the internet in the 1990s, which today exceeds their traditional in-personal sales.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Kokomo, Indiana, Green Cubes Technology designs and manufactures lithium-ion battery systems for motive, industrial, medical, and ground support equipment.
With over 33 years of experience in developing lithium systems, Green Cubes offers batteries for Class I, II, and III forklifts and pallet jacks.
During their rise to industry leadership, Green Cubes pioneered Lithium Iron Phosphate cells in medical applications.
For over 100 years, SAFT has specialized in advanced technology design and batteries for transport, industry, sea, and defense.
Founded in 1918 by Victor Hérold, SAFT is headquartered in France.
In 2016 Total Energies acquired SAFT and made it one of its subsidiary companies.
SAFT offers a wide range of more than 20 types of industrial batteries, including compact nickel batteries, lithium batteries, and lead batteries.
OneCharge is a manufacturer of lithium-ion forklift batteries, chargers, and accessories for Class I, II, and III lift trucks.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Jose, California, OneCharge started manufacturing lithium-Ion forklifts batteries in 2014.
Today, the company offers over 600 types of lithium-ion batteries for almost every type of electric forklift and other industrial trucks.
Established in 2003, BSLBATT has headquarters in Huizhou, China.
Notably, BSLBATT is the first lithium-ion forklift battery manufacturer in China.
You can find their batteries in lift trucks, ground support equipment, aerial lifts, and other equipment.
Located in Wixom, Michigan the Revel Industrial Batteries designs and manufactures lithium-ion batteries in Detroit.
Not much company history is available on their website, but it appears to be a fairly new company.
Overall, they manufacture batteries to fit any type of forklift.
There you have it: The complete list of forklift battery manufacturers.
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