GENNEVILLIERS, France, and AUSTIN, Texas, Mar. 23, 2015 — Valence Technology has signed a global supply agreement with Exide Technologies (OTCQB: XIDEQ). The deal will see Exide procure lithium-ion modules and battery management systems from the Texas-based company.
GNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide, will use Valence’s technology in a wide range of products, including those for forklifts, cleaning machines, boats and automated guided vehicles. GNB will also use Valence’s technology in its range of network power applications.
Exide will combine Valence’s products with its own in-house technology, which includes system components, thermal management, enclosures and chargers. Valence will benefit from Exide’s vast distribution network, with sales and support available in more than 80 countries.
“Valence helped pioneer the market for large-capacity lithium modules, and its products are used in some of the most demanding applications,” said Georg Meckl, Vice President of Advanced Applications EMEA at Exide Technologies. “The company has been manufacturing large volumes of lithium for over eight years, and has an outstanding reputation for quality and reliability.”
“Exide is one of the world’s leading battery businesses, with unparalleled knowledge and expertise,” said Bill Ott, Senior Vice President of sales and marketing at Valence. “The new agreement, combining the best of Exide and Valence, will give customers a complete battery solution.”
Exide will use Valence’s patented Lithium Iron Magnesium Phosphate (LiFeMgPO4) modules, part of its U-Charge series. These offer impressive cycle life, safety features and energy efficiency, and are based around a modular design, making installation simpler.
Valence Technology is a global leader in the development and manufacture of safe, long-life modular lithium iron magnesium phosphate advanced energy storage solutions. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Valence solutions enable some of the world’s most innovative and environmentally friendly applications, ranging from commercial electric vehicles to industrial and marine equipment. Valence offers a proven technology and manufacturing infrastructure that delivers ISO-certified products and processes, including an extensive global patent portfolio. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Texas, Valence Technology has a research and development center in Nevada, a European sales office in Northern Ireland, manufacturing facilities and APAC sales operations in China, and global fulfillment centers inNorth America and Europe. For more information please visit lithiumwerks.com.
U-Charge is a registered trademark of Valence Technology.
About Exide Technologies
Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The company’s global business groups provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications. Transportation markets include original-equipment and aftermarket automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural and marine applications, and new technologies for hybrid vehicles and automotive applications. Industrial markets include network power applications such as telecommunications systems, electric utilities, railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and motive-power applications including lift trucks, mining and other commercial vehicles.
Further information about Exide, including its financial results, is available at www.exide.com.
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