The Raymond Corp., Greene, N.Y.,and Brammo, Inc., Talent, Ore., announced a strategic technology alliance for developing robust lithium-ion alternative energy solutions. The alliance will focus on highly demanding warehouse applications that utilize electric forklifts.

“Raymond has consistently worked toward enabling our customers to be as productive and energy efficient as possible, fueled by our commitment to delivering material handling solutions for today’s — and tomorrow’s — warehouses,” says Michael Field, chief executive officer of Raymond. “This technology alliance unites the expertise of two industry leaders, allowing us to apply advanced electric vehicle technology to superior warehouse solutions.”

“This new strategic technology alliance between Brammo and Raymond is an important milestone in the development of commercial lithium-ion applications. Creating more efficient commercial solutions underscores our commitment to high performance without sacrificing environmental responsibility,” says Craig Bramscher, chief executive officer of Brammo.