50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders

50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders


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Jungheinrich is part of the initiative “50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders“

“50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders“ has set the goal of taking a leading role in the fight against climate change and thus making their contribution to achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time“, – Dr. Lars Brzoska, Chairman of the Board of Management of Jungheinrich AG

Number one in energy efficiency

Jungheinrich is the number one in energy efficiency in warehousing and holds a leading position within intralogistics in the development of innovative energy systems. Jungheinrich was founded in 1953 and since then has been using electric drives. There days 98% of the trucks produced by Jungheinrich are now electrically powered. This makes Jungheinrich the front-runner in its sector.

Currently, more than 1,000,000 Jungheinrich electric trucks are in use worldwide. No other company in intralogistics relies so consistently on the lithium-ion battery.  A lithium-ion forklift truck emits up to 52% less CO2e than one with a diesel engine. This does not include the reuse of the long-life batteries for further life cycles. Moreover, Jungheinrich uses a cell chemistry that does not require the critical raw material cobalt in its self-manufactured batteries. 

Refurbishment contributes to climate protection

Thanks to the industrial remanufacturing of its trucks, Jungheinrich is making a significant contribution to climate protection. The reconditioning of used trucks and the creation of two, in some cases three life cycles significantly reduces raw material and energy consumption. Around 80% of CO2e emissions can be saved in this way compared to new production.

At the same time, the used trucks are literally as good as new. Used trucks from Jungheinrich thus combine economic, technical and ecological advantages. Due to the high-quality reconditioning, used trucks from Jungheinrich are particularly reliable and have a low risk of failure. 

Pioneer in automation and digitalisation

Jungheinrich is also a pioneer in the fields of automation and digitalisation. Warehouse technology, trucks and software form a large whole and ensure that man, machine and warehouse communicate, cooperate and complement each other. This is demonstrated on a small scale by driverless transport vehicles and on a large scale by automated high-rack warehouses that are over 40 metres high. Automation solutions make fewer mistakes, avoid unnecessary transports, cause fewer accidents and thus contribute significantly to reducing energy consumption and emissions in logistics.

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