SUMMERVILLE, SC – KION North America makes another addition to their product portfolio of powered industrial lift trucks. This time, we welcome the Linde Series 1293 to the North American market. This series includes models E20BHP and E25BHP, electric counterbalance forklifts with 4,000 – 5,000 lb. capacity, and both powered by Linde Li-ION batteries. The next generation of material handling equipment across the world includes power sources such as this, proving an important balance between sustainable energy and energy efficiency. That means businesses don’t skip a beat when adopting more environmentally conscious practices.

Developing trucks for the future means more than equipping the truck with an electric energy source. Linde Material Handling takes it a step further by engineering these models to compete where electric counterbalance forklifts typically cannot. After rigorous international standards testing, the Linde Series 1293 stands together with traditional internal combustion forklifts in day-to-day outdoor applications. The water-resistant design opens the door to outdoor stacking, storage, and transport. Like other Linde counterbalance trucks, the E20BHP and E25BHP have an ultra-durable, one-piece steer axle which greatly improves durability while driving over bumpy and uneven terrain.

“The Linde 1293 is adaptable to a wide range of applications and customer types,” said Jena-Christine Lawrence, Director of Product Management & Product Strategy. “The E20BHP and E25BHP are powered by Linde lithium-ion batteries, and combine sustainable power with exceptional performance, making these models the ideal choice for both indoor and outdoor applications. We are proud to deliver another solution to North America that not only meets the evolving needs of our customers, but also contributes to a greener and more efficient future.”

In addition to benefits that the E20BHP and E25BHP provide to applications switching to electric, there are also important features which lend to an easier, more comfortable operator experience. These models are outfitted with our standard full suspension seat and easy-to-reach seat-side mast control levers to assist operators in comfortably and accurately maneuvering throughout their shift. The dashboard features a 4.5-inch color display which keeps the operator informed of truck functions such as speed, state of charge, and many more. Lastly, the 1293’s easy-to-access Li-ION battery charging port encourages the operator make use of opportunity charging, which extends the battery life over longer or several shifts.

To learn more about the Linde Series 1293 (E20-25BHP), please visit KION North America’s website at


KION North America Corporation

Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial trucks. Their brand companies, Linde and Baoli, serve the specific industrial truck requirements of the US, Canadian and Mexican markets with a broad and complementary product portfolio. KION North America produces material handling equipment known for its innovative technologies, reduced energy consumption, and low operating costs. KION North America also works closely with its sister company, Dematic, a global leader in automated material handling that provides a broad range of intelligent supply chain and automation solutions.


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