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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
2001

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

2003 / 02 / 05

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.
2004

2004 / 02 / 04

EnerSys®, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, selects Aker Wade as its fast charge partner after an industry-wide search.

2005
2007

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
2009

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

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

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

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

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 / 06 / 14

Aker Wade introduces the 3rd generation DC PowerLogger™, a data tracking device that collects valuable information on usage and performance.

2015

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

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

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.

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