Promoting the Introduction of Eco-friendly Logistics
First introduction at a logistics operator
Full-scale operation of fuel cell-powered forklift trucks
We have introduced environmentally friendly and convenient Toyota Industries Corporation-manufactured fuel cell-powered forklift trucks (FCFL) at the Takahama Office, which is under the control of the Tokai Branch’s Nagoya Nishi Sales Office. KONOIKE Group recognizes that issues affecting the global environment are shared challenges to be faced by the whole of humanity. Accordingly, the whole group is working to tackle environmental issues so that we can contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
(Photograph source: Toyota Industries Corporation website)
Hydrogen filling takes approximately three minutes. This means it is no longer necessary to stop using forklift trucks while charging, helping to promote systematic operations.
Unlike previous battery-powered forklift trucks, spare batteries are no longer necessary, meaning there is no longer any need to have storage locations for spare batteries.
We introduced these forklift trucks using the Ministry of Environment’s “CO2 reduction project expense grants” and Aichi Prefecture’s “fuel cell-powered industrial vehicle introduction grants”. We are working actively to contribute to the environment through our business activities.
Outline of Services
Achieving “zero” CO2 emissions upon operational launch
When a customer installed solar-powered hydrogen generating equipment upon the launch of operations, we established an integrated chain of “zero CO2 and zero environmental pollutants” starting with generation of the electric power through to generation of the hydrogen and operation of the forklift trucks.
Impact of introducing fuel cell-powered forklift trucks
As a result of introducing two fuel cell-powered forklift trucks, we have reduced CO2 emissions by 34 tons compared to the emissions that would have occurred if we had used the previous type of battery-powered forklift trucks at operational launch. We plan to increase the number of forklift trucks before the end of the fiscal year ending March 2020. KONOIKE Group Environmental Activities.