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FLEX® batteries are the newest product in the HAWKER® solutions portfolio. The FLEX® and FLEXPAKTM Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) batteries are suitable for a variety of applications and are virtually maintenance free. Not only do they provide superior flexibility for frequent recharging, their cycle life actually increases with more frequent plug-ins.

“HAWKER FLEX® branded TPPL batteries never require watering, which make them an excellent solution for environments that would like to avoid batteries with free flowing electrolyte. Our customers always comment that they are pleased with how clean the battery remains. Additionally the pure lead plates offer benefits like exponentially faster recharge times and thrive in opportunity charge applications,” says Marty Srog, Director of Operations and Marketing for HAWKER®.

HAWKER® introduced their first 2V TPPL battery, FLEX®, in November of 2017. Since its introduction, FLEX® has dramatically improved the business operations for an even broader range of customers. During an initial demonstration testing at a major national retailer’s distribution center, FLEX® continuously outperformed its lead-acid battery equivalent since installed over 18 months ago. The HAWKER® TPPL technology has been employed for the past 6 years in the European market and has proven to be a highly effective solution for motive power needs. Srog added, “I’m quite excited for the future of motive power and how it’s revolutionizing the material handling world.”

“I am proud to work for a company that is constantly innovating. Our TPPL battery solutions are a big step forward for many of the industries we service and it’s rewarding to hear when a customer reports huge cost savings in maintenance due to one of our products. It might sound cliché, but we truly listen to our customers and continue to improve and innovate faster than anyone else in our industry. We definitely have a “whatever it takes” attitude to deliver fact-based, cost-saving solutions and we will continue to strive to exceed the expectations of our customers.

If you’re interested in learning more about the HAWKER FLEX® and FLEXPAKTM batteries, contact your local HAWKER® Representative by calling 1-877-7HAWKER or visiting us online at