Extending Battery Life Leads to Sustainability
CUSTOMER CASE STUDY
The battery recycling market is to hit USD 25.10 billion by 2027, which highlights the extent that battery disposal effects the overall e-waste challenge.
One of our Active EMS customers, a company that designs and manufactures products which monitor the efficiency of batteries approached us to help them in their pursuit to extend the lifetime of their battery.
The company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of forklift truck battery charging and monitoring devices. Forklifts use large rechargeable lead-acid batteries that have not changed a lot in 70 years.
These batteries have a secondary purpose, in addition to powering the vehicle, they are very heavy, and that weight provides a counterbalance for the load.
Lead-acid batteries are not environmentally friendly in the slightest, but the alternatives are just as bad. Diesel, petrol, and LPG engines create fumes, which are also bad for the environment or workforce, especially when inside.
Until a better solution is developed, lead-acid batteries are here to stay.
Keeping those batteries as efficient as possible and prolonging their operational lifetime is the responsibility of our customer.
Our work together ensures that the batteries can operate for as long as possible before needing replacement.
BENEFITS TO CUSTOMER
Meeting environmental company objectives and business ethics
- This is a market of global interest, developing a solution will have mainstream appeal
- By extending the battery life, efficiencies are achieved which have various yield benefits
BENEFITS TO ACTIVE EMS
We have been able to support our customer to develop a solution that not only meets their business needs, but we are also address a market gap, an opportunity for an environmental solution to extend the lifecycle of industrial batteries.
THE HAPPY OUTCOME
Our customer will continue to work with us to address this challenge in the future.There are major movements and advancements being made as e-waste and battery consumption are concerns for all the major tech companies. We will both keep an eye on the latest technology and innovations that are being brought in to tackle this growing e-waste concern to reduce environmental impact.