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New Website Targets Forklift Brake Technology

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BRAINTREE, MA — Altra Industrial Motion has launched a new website dedicated to providing technical information on state-of-the-art braking technology to the electric forklift truck OEM and end-user markets.

The website,, offers convenient access to the leading Altra brands and products that are critical to a variety of forklift truck applications, including electric counter balance trucks, ride on pallet trucks, high level order pickers, stackers, reach trucks and very narrow aisle vehicles.

Within the categories of forklift truck types are products, photos and technical features of each Altra braking solution that can be applied to improve forklift truck efficiency, productivity, speed and reliability. Literature, articles and a forklift solutions video are also linked to the website.

Warner Electric and Matrix International, two Altra Industrial Motion companies featured on the website, are world leaders in the design and manufacture of hydraulic, pneumatic and electromagnetic brakes and clutches for battery powered vehicles. Combined, they offer a full range of traction motor and load wheel brakes and specialize in customized solutions to meet specific performance and installation requirements.

Many global leaders in the industrial truck sector consider these two brands as their ‘standard’ and have come to rely on their over 60 years of experience of delivering high technology, cost-effective braking systems. Production, engineering and application support is available from Altra facilities in Europe, the U.S. and China.

The website can be accessed at or by visiting and clicking on Altra Market Websites/Forklift Market.

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