Jungheinrich® EKX 5 Series Man-Up Turret Truck Named 2016 Plant Engineering Magazine Product Of The Year


HOUSTON (April 27, 2017) – Recognized for manufacturing and innovation in product development, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, today announced that the EKX 514/516K/515 man-up turret truck series was named a 2016 Plant Engineering Product of the Year in the material handling systems category. Equipped with 3,000-3,500 lb. lifting capacities, these turret trucks are designed to offer high performance and flexibility in high-rack warehouse applications.

“We’re honored to have the Jungheinrich EKX 5 series turret truck named as a ‘Product of the Year’ by Plant Engineering magazine,” said Perry Ardito, general manager of warehouse products at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. “The EKX is included in Jungheinrich’s industry-exclusive ‘2 Shifts / 1 Charge’ guarantee, making it a forklift that is proven to run longer – up to two shifts on one battery charge – and allowing customers to achieve more without stopping to recharge or replace the battery.”

The EKX 514/516k/515 man-up turret trucks have several unique features to help improve productivity, including maintenance-free synchronous AC motors, a feature that raises the standard for higher performance while reducing energy loss up to 10 percent. The EKX can also include Warehouse Navigation, a semi-automated picking system, again exclusive to Jungheinrich.”
Each year Plant Engineering’s subscribers select outstanding new products, across 15 different categories that help them do their jobs smarter, safer, more efficiently and more productively. Other companies on this year’s “Product of the Year” list are featured in the April 2017 print issue of Plant Engineering and online at www.plantengineering.com.


About Jungheinrich
Leading Provider Of Warehouse Products For More Than 60 Years
Jungheinrich® ranks among the world’s leading brands of material handling equipment and material flow and warehousing technology, offering a comprehensive range of technologically-advanced forklifts and very narrow aisle lift trucks. Through a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., Jungheinrich forklifts are distributed through MCFA's extensive dealer network located throughout North America. Additionally, MCFA manufactures a number of those Jungheinrich branded forklifts and supplies Jungheinrich parts from five distribution centers located in California, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas. With capacities ranging from 2,000 to 19,800 pounds, Jungheinrich forklifts offer customers unique solutions for warehousing applications. Jungheinrich has more than 340 dealers throughout North America and more than 240,000 parts stocked in the U.S. For more information on Jungheinrich, please visit Jungheinrich Forklift Trucks, Jungheinrich Forklifts on Facebook, Jungheinrich Forklifts on Twitter, Jungheinrich Forklifts on YouTube and Jungheinrich Forklifts on LinkedIn.

About Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.
Manufacturer of High-Quality Material Handling Equipment
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality forklifts and warehouse products in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Based in Houston, Texas, the company distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products – through its extensive dealer network. All products are backed by industry-leading customer service and superior product support.  For more information about MCFA or any of its brands, visit Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks or Jungheinrich Forklifts.

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