BYD Material Handling has entered into a dealership agreement with Material Handling Inc. expanding its presence into Knoxville, TN market.

“BYD has a unique solution with a vertically designed, all-in-one truck, lithium-ion battery, and charger package. MHI is honored to represent BYD in the Knoxville, TN market and we look forward to making our customers business better by providing the outstanding BYD product and support,” said Mike Sain, President of MHI.

“Partnering with Material Handling Inc. will bring BYD’s clean, innovative technology to customers in Tennessee. This technology will improve their production and help their bottom line,” said Terry Rains, Director of BYD North America’s Forklift Division. “Material Handling Inc. is an ideal partner for BYD, bringing a strong focus on customer service and decades of industry experience.”

BYD’s material handling equipment simplifies operations by delivering a single-battery multi- shift solution. Spare batteries, cooling down batteries, and battery swapping are a thing of the past. BYD forklifts charge to full in under 90 minutes and run for up to 15-plus hours. When using opportunity charging, on breaks and downtime, your operation can truly run for 24 hours without thinking about batteries.

Unlike Lead-Acid batteries, and some “drop-in” lithium-ion batteries, BYD’s Iron Phosphate batteries feature high energy density while remaining environmentally friendly. There is no need for special ventilation requirements, watering infrastructure, or corrosion control.

As a first in the industry, BYD also offers a 110v / 15-amp plug-in charger capable of recharging its Iron Phosphate batteries. Because the Iron-Phosphate battery handles opportunity charging easily, you can even plug it in like you would your cell phone.