Aker Wade Launched the Second Generation of FASTLOOK™ Fleet Design Software

Charlottesville, VA, May 16, 2014 – Aker Wade Power Technologies has introduced FASTLOOK 2.0, a software program that helps businesses determine the exact power specifications they need for their lift truck fleets.

For companies in the global $123 billion material handling industry, it’s essential that their lift trucks continually operate at full capacity. Downtime due to inefficient lift power, run time or tank changing can equate to millions of dollars in lost productivity.

“We saw that customers were confused by the various power options, and therefore weren’t always making the best purchasing decisions to benefit their operations,” says Bret Aker, Chief Sales Officer, Aker Wade and lead designer of FASTLOOK 2.0.  “So we developed FASTLOOK 2.0, which analyzes a customer’s operations, shifts, working conditions and demands, and within 30 minutes recommends a complete configuration of batteries, chargers and accessories to keep their forklift fleets running efficiently.”

FASTLOOK 2.0 models all power combinations, including propane, batteries and chargers, and fuel cells.  It can show how different variables – such as adding extra trucks or shifts – might impact the power options. The Web-based software enables customers to view the analysis at their convenience.

“The FASTLOOK 2.0 analysis provides data on operational and financial impact, so that customers have all the vital information they need to make the most appropriate purchasing decision,” says Aker.

This software allows customers to compare different power options and see which one will allow their fleets and drivers to perform the best.  For more information, go to www.akerwade.com

Aker Wade Power Technologies designs and manufactures advanced fast charging systems for industrial forklifts. Founded in 2000, Aker Wade is the market-leading provider of fast charging technology for Fortune 1000 companies servicing markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Aker Wade is collaborating with battery companies and infrastructure suppliers to deliver advanced DC Fast Charging solutions for the future generation of battery electric lift trucks. Aker Wade is proud to engineer and manufacture all of its products in the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.akerwade.com.