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OOLTEWAH, TENNESSEE, JULY 19, 2023 – HAWKER® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has received approval of full integration for HAWKER FLEX® Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) battery technology across all equipment from Hyster-Yale Group that is equipped with Hyster Power Cellect™ or Yale Power Key™. 

This approval from Hyster-Yale Group makes HAWKER® the first and only provider to offer both virtually maintenance-free battery technologies compatible with Hyster Power CellectTM and Yale Power KeyTM - TPPL and Lithium-ion (Li-ion). 

“Both HAWKER® and Hyster-Yale Group constantly seek to improve customer operations by leveraging technology. The flexibility in power options provided by both Hyster Power CellectTM and Yale Power KeyTM, coupled with the broad array of HAWKER® battery technologies, now gives Fleet Managers more choices to help optimize productivity and reduce total cost of ownership – while also enhancing the operator experience.” said Ben Ruela, General Manager - OEM Sales, Motive Power Global at EnerSys/HAWKER®. “Having our TPPL and lithium-ion technologies integrated with Hyster® and Yale® equipment affords our mutual customers the opportunity to ‘right size’ the power solutions required by their operation while virtually eliminating battery maintenance. No two operations are identical and only HAWKER® enables fleets to truly optimize their equipment power with a broad span of choices.” 

While electric material handling equipment was already typically designed for use with flooded lead acid batteries, the operational benefits from integrating advanced TPPL and Li-ion technologies manifests in three core categories: 
• Productivity: Communication between Hyster® and Yale® equipment and HAWKER® batteries enables reporting of battery data to operators via the factory-installed Battery Discharge Indicator (BDI) on the lift truck - helping ensure proper charging practices to optimize productivity along with service life of the equipment and battery. When equipped with optional Hyster Tracker™ or Yale Vision™ telemetry, managers can also conveniently monitor battery status and charging habits for TPPL and Li-ion in their respective online portals. 
Sustainability: Converting from liquid propane (LP) to electric-powered Hyster® and Yale® equipment, all HAWKER® batteries reduce carbon dioxide emissions up to 14 tons per truck*. While TPPL and Li-ion technologies also eliminate watering - saving up to 660 gallons of water annually per battery versus traditional flooded lead acid, based on usage. 
• Safety: Direct communication between battery and equipment via full integration also helps ensure features and warnings related to battery state-of-charge which help protect equipment and operators. 

Fleets working with HAWKER® also gain the advantage of combining power study data with proprietary HAWKER® EDGE™ modeling software to identify the optimum power system for their specific applications. 

Combining the advanced products and capabilities of HAWKER® with the flexibility of Hyster Power CellectTM and Yale Power KeyTM, Operations and Fleet Managers now have more powerful options to achieve safe, sustainable and more productive fleet operations - with no compromises.

For more information about HAWKER® and its full line of products, systems, and support, visit or contact your local HAWKER® representative. 

Located in Ooltewah, TN, HAWKER® is the largest brand of industrial lead-acid batteries in the world, offering manufacturing, assembly, and sales capabilities. At HAWKER®, we craft custom hybrid motive power solutions for Class l, ll, and lll trucks to power customer’s unique daily operations. We offer the broadest product range in the industry — from traditional flooded lead acid, to thin plate pure lead (TPPL) and lithium batteries, high-frequency modular chargers, and data management tools and accessories - and provide experienced teams to turn those solutions into real cost savings for each unique operation. Our recommendations are data-based, our products are best in class, and our employees are dedicated to helping our customers improve their bottom line.

As a single-source supplier, HAWKER® can assess and design a completely custom motive power solution to empower and enhance each customer’s operation and optimize productivity, improve efficiency, and minimize costs. HAWKER® is proactively adapting to our customer’s ever-changing needs by innovating and finding solutions to that address their challenges via our Research and Development (R&D) engineers. Our robust portfolio of advanced technology solutions coupled with engineering, design, installation, and maintenance services makes HAWKER® the clear choice for all your motive power needs. More information regarding HAWKER® can be found at

Sustainability at HAWKER® is about more than just the benefits and impacts of our products. Our commitment to sustainability encompasses many important environmental, social and governance issues. Sustainability is a fundamental part of how we manage our own operations. Minimizing our environmental footprint is a priority. Sustainability is our commitment to our employees, our customers and the communities we serve. Our products facilitate positive environmental, social and economic impacts around the world. To learn more visit:

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*Source: Hyster®, Hyster Power Cellect™, Hyster Tracker™, Yale®, Yale Power Key™, and Yale Vision™ are trademarks of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.


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