Council-owned Sherbourne Recycling has taken delivery of five new X20-X35 electric forklifts.

Established in 2021, Sherbourne Recycling has been tasked with developing and operating a new state-of-the-art materials recycling facility in Coventry on behalf of eight local authorities.

In order to minimise their carbon footprint, they have taken delivery of five new X20-X35 electric forklifts supplied by Linde Material Handling.

‘For the first time an electric forklift can combine the power and robustness of an engine truck with the zero-emissions and low noise of an electric drive,’ according to a press release issued by the company.

‘The Linde X20-X35 is capable of meeting performance standards where conventional electric trucks reach their limits. These include, among other things, mastering large gradients, achieving long-term high handling rates, and operating in the presence of large amounts of dust and dirt.’

Greg Paradowski, technical operations manager, speaking on behalf of Sherbourne Recycling, said: ‘This project is all about creating a world leading materials recycling facility that will be sustainable for the future, so it’s important to us that we have a fully electric fleet of forklift trucks from day one. We thought this would be a challenge, as typically you would see engine trucks operating in such applications, but Linde had the perfect solution!’