20,000+ Charge Ports
We didn’t get there overnight
Founded in 2000, Aker Wade Power Technologies designs, manufactures and services advanced fast charging and power conversion systems for electric lift trucks.
Today, more than 20,000 Aker Wade fast chargers are in use in facilities of Fortune 500 companies across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. And every day, we push the technology forward.
See how we’ve grown – and let’s see what we can do together.
2000 / 02 / 04
Aker Wade is founded by John and Bret Aker. While seeking solutions to power mining equipment, they realize the technology could eliminate battery changes.
2001 / 05 / 30
Aker Wade creates the first “dedicated” fast chargers. By providing a full fast charge to each forklift, operators could charge during breaks and shift changes.
2003 / 02 / 05
2004 / 02 / 04
2005 / 02 / 03
2007 / 07 / 10
FASTware®, Aker Wade’s first fast-charge management tool is introduced. FASTware maximizes the value of fast charging by providing real-time performance data.
2008 / 08 / 02
2009 / 05 / 25
Motive Power Manager™ (MPM™), a complete fleet management system, is launched. MPM allows fleet managers to improve efficiency and asset utilization.
2010 / 02 / 15
Aker Wade opens its European office in the Netherlands, to support the growth of fast charging throughout the EU and to develop distribution partners.
2011 / 01 / 19
Aker Wade introduces the eMAX HF® high-frequency fast charger. Packed with the latest innovations, it opens up floor space without compromising on power.
2011 / 05 / 28
Aker Wade Europe launches Single Battery Operation™ (SBO™) program at CeMAT. The SBO program creates a lean battery power operation in any facility.
2013 / 12 / 12
EnerSys and Aker Wade launch a national awareness campaign to promote Convert to Electric ™, the industry’s first LP-to-electric conversion program.
2014 / 02 / 28
Active cooling is introduced. It helps optimize battery temperature in high ambient conditions keeping them at their greatest potential at all times.
2014 / 03 / 15
2014 / 06 / 14
Aker Wade introduces the 3rd generation DC PowerLogger™, a data tracking device that collects valuable information on usage and performance.
2015 / 09 / 15
Aker Wade delivers the Express brand’s 15,000th fast charge port to Magna, the global automotive supplier, to replace an internal combustion forklift.
2016 / 01 / 12
Aker Wade and POWERGEN s.r.l. announce an agreement to develop a fast charger designed to help European battery change operations switch to fast charging.
2017 / 07 / 19
Aker Wade and POWERGEN launch a new line of fast chargers. They use Aker Wade’s proven control software and POWERGEN’s durable power electronic architecture.