Exide Technologies Earns Recognition as a Navistar Diamond Supplier for 2015

Company Awarded Strategic Supplier Status for Outstanding Performance in Quality, Delivery, Technology and Cost

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MILTON, Ga., Feb. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, has been awarded Navistar Diamond Supplier status for 2015.  Navistar, Inc. (www.navistar.com) is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and diesel engines.

Exide supplies Navistar with heavy-duty batteries for commercial trucks, buses and military vehicles.  The Company was selected as a Diamond Supplier for consistently meeting Navistar’s exacting performance metrics for quality, delivery, technology and cost.

Navistar Diamond Supplier awards are for best-in-class companies in the Navistar supply base. Navistar suppliers who are selected for the prestigious Diamond status demonstrate excellence through world-class customer service, along with innovative products and processes that integrate into industry-leading Navistar vehicles and powertrains.

“Navistar is driven to deliver—providing products and services that build uptime for its customers,” said Vic Koelsch, Exide President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Exide is proud to be recognized as a strategic partner who helps Navistar redefine manufacturing excellence by delivering exceptional products and services on time and for the best value.”

Exide produces batteries for Navistar at its Transportation manufacturing facilities in Columbus, Georgia, Manchester, Iowa, and Salina, Kansas, and has been a Navistar supplier for more than 15 years.  

Exide Technologies representatives accepted the 2015 Diamond Supplier award during formal ceremonies on February 11, 2016, at Navistar’s headquarters in Lisle, Illinois.
About Exide Technologies
Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets.  With 127 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services.  The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

The Exide Transportation business manufactures and markets starting, deep-cycle, and micro-hybrid batteries for automotive, light and heavy-duty truck, agricultural, marine, military, powersport, and other specialty applications.  Exide serves the global transportation marketplace with successful and well-known product offerings and brands, along with battery diagnostic equipment and charging systems. 

Exide serves the Industrial Power markets with its GNB®-branded efficient energy storage systems for both Motive Power and Network Power customers. Motive Power applications include materials handling (power for lift trucks, airside assistance vehicles, and automatic guided vehicles); cleaning machines; railroads; military and mining vehicles; and other commercial electric vehicles. Network Power installations include standby power for electric utilities; telecommunications systems; alarm/security systems; renewable energy systems; railway systems; uninterruptible power supply (UPS); and defense industry equipment.

Exide’s innovative technologies and advanced /premium products include Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) for start-stop and energy recuperation in automotive applications, along with flooded and VRLA (AGM and GEL) products, market leading motive power tubular products and smart charging systems for industrial applications.    

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now.  History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.  Exide is “the 127 Year Old Start-Up”, and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.

About Navistar
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE:NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.



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