EP Equipment has received the iF Product Design Award for its ground-breaking WPL201 Li-Ion pallet truck. The award-winning newcomer does not only appear in a unique, appealing design, it also combines design with innovative features that solve several problems of traditional electric pallet trucks.
Based on 48V brushless DC technology, the WPL201 comes with increased gradeability and power, plug&play Li-Ion battery and a world unique plug&play controller. To ensure low TCO and simple service, the controller of the truck can be exchanged single-handed to reduce service time for the customer.
With its 48V/36Ah plug&play Li-Ion Battery, the truck can run through a full shift without charging and work around the clock using opportunity charging. The WPL201 also comes with a completely new plug&play tiller head, designed by EP Equipment for the highest requirements in ergonomics and serviceability.
In addition to this, the WPL201 Lithium Ion pallet truck is also the shortest in the world. At a size of only 423mm, it is much shorter than any of its competitors and better for use in narrow aisles as well as for loading and unloading of heavy goods vehicles.
“To win the iF Design Award is a big honour for EP Equipment”, says Bennit Schmieder, director sales & marketing at EP Equipment Europe. “We are proud of our development and design team who constantly strive to create innovative products while keeping out an eye for nice design. With the WPL201 EP proved once again, that Chinese manufacturing can play a leading role in innovation and design for a whole industry.”.