Electric Forklift - CAT 30

Transition from Diesel to Electric Forklifts with Permatt

Transition from Diesel to Electric Forklifts:
Permatt Leads the Way


In a significant move towards sustainability, Permatt Forklift Trucks has delivered two new electric forklifts to a longstanding customer in Gateshead. This marks a pivotal shift as the customer transitions from diesel to electric forklifts, highlighting Permatt’s commitment to eco-friendly and efficient material handling solutions.


Diesel to electric forklift - Permatt's CAT 30


A New Era of Forklift Technology


Transitioning from Diesel to Electric Forklifts

The transition from diesel to electric forklifts represents a major step forward in reducing carbon footprints and enhancing workplace safety. Electric forklifts offer numerous advantages, including lower operational costs, reduced emissions, and quieter operation, making them ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

Customised Solutions for Unique Needs

One of the delivered units, a 4-tonne machine, features a specially modified lower overhead guard. This adjustment allows the forklift to fit seamlessly into containers, addressing specific logistical challenges faced by the customer. This bespoke modification exemplifies Permatt’s dedication to providing tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of each client.


CAT 30 electric fork lift truck


Benefits of Electric Forklifts


Environmental Impact

Electric forklifts significantly reduce the environmental impact by eliminating exhaust emissions, thus contributing to cleaner air quality. This transition aligns with global sustainability goals and showcases Permatt’s leadership in adopting green technologies.

Operational Efficiency

Electric forklifts are known for their efficiency and reliability. They offer consistent power and require less maintenance compared to their diesel counterparts. Additionally, the reduction in fuel costs translates into long-term savings for businesses.

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Permatt’s Commitment to Quality and Service


Expert Support for the Transition from Diesel to Electric Forklifts

Permatt Forklift Trucks not only supplies high-quality equipment but also offers comprehensive support and training. Our team of experts are available 24/7 to provide technical advice and ensure the optimal performance of the machinery.

A Legacy of Excellence

Established in 1981, Permatt has grown to become a leading independent material handling supplier in the UK. Their extensive range of new and used forklifts, coupled with award-winning service, makes them a trusted partner for businesses across the North East.

The delivery of these new electric forklifts to a Gateshead customer marks a significant milestone in Permatt’s journey towards promoting sustainable and efficient material handling solutions. As more businesses recognise the benefits of transitioning from diesel to electric forklifts, Permatt continues to lead the way with innovative and customised solutions.



Contact Information:

Head Office - Hebburn
Permatt Forklift Trucks Ltd
Unit 2,
Victoria Industrial Estate,
NE31 1UB
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