Exide Technologies Awarded New Contract for the Defense Logistics Agency

New Supply Agreement Expands Relationship

MILTON, Ga., April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions, announced today that the Company has secured a new supply contract for military flooded storage batteries with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime, located in Columbus, Ohio.  DLA is the U.S. Department of Defense's largest logistics combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support, acquisition and technical services in both peacetime and wartime to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries.  

The new agreement between Exide and the DLA is a five-year Indefinite Quantity Contract consisting of a three-year base period with two, one-year options and a maximum value of $45,068,074.  The Company will supply the Exide® Military 6TMF, 2HN, and 4HN batteries primarily for aftermarket replacement use in tanks, armed vehicle applications, and equipment for all branches of the U.S. armed forces. Exide will supply the batteries from its manufacturing facility located in Manchester, Iowa.  These batteries will be delivered to military bases and sites across the United States through the Exide branch network. 

“Exide Technologies is pleased to continue supporting the U.S military by providing premium, stored energy products for critical applications that help maintain national security during both times of peace and war,” said Vic Koelsch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies.  “Our new agreement demonstrates the confidence of the Defense Logistics Agency in Exide’s ability to provide high-performance, advanced technology products that meet the rigorous engineering standards required for military applications.”

For more than 20 years, Exide has supplied the DLA with battle-tested, military batteries that are designed, produced and qualified to meet or exceed military specifications. 

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.


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