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BG Varasto Oy, a subsidiary of retail powerhouse Broman Group, has invested in a new battery charging system for its vast warehouse that serves 55 retail outlets across Finland. The system comes from GNB® Industrial Power, a division of Exide Technologies, and will allow the company to operate up to three shifts a day, without the need for additional investment in forklifts or charging rooms.

The new charging system consists of batteries, high-frequency chargers and battery replacement systems. BG Varasto believes the chargers will reduce power consumption by 15%, leading to improved energy efficiency and operating margins for the business. GNB® also will provide advice and services in ventilation, electrical installation and fitting.

The system enables BG Varasto to use its forklifts more efficiently. Previously, the company left batteries inside the forklifts while charging, which restricted its ability to operate over multiple shifts in one day....

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