Heli offer a full range of counterbalance lithium-ion forklifts from 1 – 5 tonnes including warehouse equipment. Safety, design & comprehensive tests ensure all Heli lithium-ion forklifts meet EU electrical, mechanical, chemical & functional safety requirements.

So, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of powering your fleet with state-of-the-art lithium battery technology. Its important to remember that each company will have its own unique benefits of using Lithium-ion depending on your specific application.

Lower Cost & Better for the Environment:

Lithium-ion batteries are more efficient than Lead acid (where lead acid burns 45-50% of its energy in heat, Lithium-ion only looses 10-15%) and it has a longer life span. But there are many other factors that contribute to lower costs such as less time spent changing and charging batteries, no dedicated battery rooms required, faster charging times and lower maintenance just to name a few.

And most importantly lower noise pollution and zero emissions, making it a better solution for the environment.

More Flexible:

Lithium-ion batteries can be opportunity charged while staff are having a 15-minute tea break or during lunchtime for a quick 30 minutes. Wall plugs can be placed at convenient spots around the factory making it easier to get a short boost in whenever convenient compared to eight hours of charging a lead acid battery, not to mention the cool down time required.


Batteries are completely sealed, therefore there is no risk of acid spills or corrosion. There is little to no chance of over-charging and over-heating due the sophisticated BMS which tracks cell temperatures to ensure they remain in safe operating ranges so there is no risk to operators and staff.

Heli Intelligent Battery Management Systems

All Heli Lithium-ion forklift comes standard with an Intelligent Battery Management System for your driver’s safety.


  1. Powers off automatically
  2. Over-voltage protection
  3. Module overheating protection
  4. Short circuit protection and safeguarding
  5. Interlocked design of charge and discharge.
  6. Under-voltage and excess-temperature protection and alarm
  7. BMS self-protection when charged in low temperatures – when the battery temperature goes below 5 ° C, the power system automatically turns on the heating function
  8. Perfect fault self-test function
  9. Low battery protection