GS Yuasa Traction Gains Further Momentum

Leading industrial battery distributor, Battery Service Hub, have received their first container of GS Yuasa’s latest 2 Volt Traction batteries. The state-of-the-art cells will provide power to the ever-expanding materials handling market.

Launched in October 2021, GS Yuasa’s new Traction ranges have been designed for use in materials handling applications ranging from forklift trucks to floor cleaning machines. 24, 48 and 80 Volt solutions are available, all of which utilise GS Yuasa’s specialist 2 Volt traction cells to offer high performance and minimal maintenance.

GS Yuasa batteries are trusted by engineers worldwide for use in a wide variety of applications. Their superior quality supplies power for millions of systems which enable everyday life such as telecommunications, banking and grid power support along with materials handling and vehicles.

Andy Riddle, Director at Battery Service Hub said: “We’ve had a very strong relationship with GS Yuasa and have been selling their batteries for a number of years now, so when the opportunity arose to introduce their new 2V Traction batteries, we just needed to get our hands on them.

“The GS Yuasa name is widely regarded as the best in the industry, renowned for quality and reliability. With the new GS Yuasa Traction range, we know it’s something we can confidently put our name to and supply to our customers.”

The new range is a fully plug and play solution, meaning it can be easily integrated into a wide range of applications. All batteries are supplied in a high durability, dip coated tray, manufactured to DIN/EN 60254-2 standards, with both DIN and BIS sizes available. Individual cells and a broad range of accessories are also available.

Jon Pritchard, General Sales and Marketing Manager of Auto, MC & Ind Comp Division at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd added: “We’re delighted to expand our offering into the materials handling market with another delivery of our Traction batteries to a nationwide distributor. Businesses overwhelmingly demand the best so we’re proud to continue to bring our reputation for high-quality products to such an exciting market.”

GS Yuasa traction batteries are supported by a range of accessories including an optional Air-Mix system which enhances electrolyte mixing, prolonging service life and reducing the risk of stratification and premature battery failure. The system brings a number of additional benefits including a 20% reduction in energy consumption during charging and reducing overall charge times by 30%. A fully integrated filling solution that makes maintenance quick and easy is also available while an optional LED indicator means electrolyte levels can be checked with just a glance.

Battery Service Hub will be exhibiting at the IMHX show at the NEC in Birmingham on 6 – 8 September in partnership with GS Yuasa. Visitors to the show will be able find out more about the battery manufacturer’s new 2 Volt batteries and discuss the cells with GS Yuasa team members.

The GS Yuasa Traction range is available to order now in half or full container loads. For more information visit