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Charlatte, a member of the Fayat Group of companies, has factory operations in Brienon, France; Bluefield, VA; and Crawley, West Sussex, UK. Charlatte is the leading manufacturer of battery powered electric airport ramp vehicles throughout Europe and the United States.

Products include a wide range of AC and DC powered baggage tractors, belt loaders, maintenance utility carriers, aircraft pushback tractors, and smaller tractors used for other industrial applications.

Charlatte serves the expanding market for battery powered vehicles by supplying the industry with rugged equipment that is well designed for the demanding airport ramp environment. We serve a business segment that operates virtually non-stop.

Total manufacturing area at all three locations exceeds 250,000 square feet and employs over 100 worldwide. State of the art computerized manufacturing equipment is utilized and technical personnel use Pro/E design software in all locations.

Charlatte provides a new equipment warranty that is one of the best in the business and we administer it fairly. Charlatte service technicians are available to be dispatched to customer locations anywhere in the world and are generally multi-lingual. We provide in-classroom training at all Charlatte facilities or at our customer's locations as required.

Charlatte provides technical assistance throughout the selection process and have developed mathematical models that enable us to accurately predict vehicle performance and range for virtually any application.

Charlatte maintains spare parts inventory at each location and is very proud that 98% of our customers spare parts needs are shipped within 24 hours.