Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group, the exclusive manufacturer and provider of UniCarriers® Forklifts across North, Central and South America, announced today the launch of its new Triathlon® Lithium-ion battery and charger solutions for the UniCarriers product line.

Available as a factory-installed option, the new Lithium-ion battery solutions will be available on most UniCarriers Class I and III forklift models across North America & Latin America. With today’s announcement, customers in the future will have direct access to reliable, proven and energy-efficient Lithium-ion technology, supported by UniCarriers Forklift dealers and Triathlon USA’s proven battery expertise.

"We’re very excited to launch our new Lithium-ion battery solutions to the market,” said Niels Tolboom, director, North America dealer sales for Mitsubishi Logisnext America’s UniCarriers Forklift dealer network. “By partnering with Triathlon, our customers will have access to world-class lithium-ion battery systems, expert advice, and a well-trained agent network – keeping to our commitment to never quit advancing new solutions for our customers.”

UniCarriers Lithium-ion battery solutions offer significant advantages where product throughput and warehouse safety are critical for success. Key features and benefits include:

• Consistent performance – even at lower state of charge

• Elimination of battery changeover during shifts

• Higher availability - with ability to fast charge / opportunity charge

• Reduced operation and maintenance costs

• No Gassing - Zero emissions

"Triathlon is excited to participate and work alongside Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas in developing an integrated Lithium-ion solution for the UniCarriers Forklift product line," said Dale Disch, vice president of Triathlon USA. "With lithium demand continuing to rise in the North American market, Triathlon is excited to help UniCarriers' dealers bring innovative lithium-ion technology and new solutions to their customers."