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Ecobat Battery Technologies boosts sales team

Ecobat Battery Technologies boosts sales team

21st February 2020 | 0 Comments

Having recently been appointed as a key strategic partner for Exide in the UK & Ireland, Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT) has recruited Brian Sanders and Scott Barker from Exide Technologies to spearhead the company’s nationwide push with the brand.

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Exide reports increased EasyPick Battery Selection System take-up

Exide reports increased EasyPick Battery Selection System take-up

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies is reporting increased uptake of GNB EasyPick. According to the company, the straightforward and cost-effective system can optionally be enabled in GNB chargers and ensures that the first battery charged is the first battery selected for use. Company representatives added: “It protects battery lifespan, increases operating hours and enhances productivity, and is an excellent choice for smaller operations not yet ready to make the investment in a full battery fleet management system.”

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MotoGP: Exide sponsoring Marc VDS Racing Team

MotoGP: Exide sponsoring Marc VDS Racing Team

23rd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Exide Technologies has announced a sponsorship deal with Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS in this season’s MotoGP championship. The company says it views this new arrangement, which will expose Exide to a potential audience of millions around the world, as an “attractive marketing proposition.” As part of the sponsorship deal, the Exide logo will appear on Franco Morbidelli’s bike, team livery and in team promotional material.

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Increasing market demand inspires new range for Euro Car Parts

Increasing market demand inspires new range for Euro Car Parts

20th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has increased its leisure battery stock to meet increasing demand from independent operators in the caravanning, motorhome and marine sectors. Including market leaders like Bosch, Lion, and Exide, Euro Car Parts offers a comprehensive selection of branded and high performance aftermarket batteries. All Euro Car Parts leisure batteries are supplied with a two-year warranty.

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Exide files US reorganisation plan

19th November 2014 | 0 Comments

On 17 November, battery manufacturer Exide Technologies filed a plan covering the restructuring of its operations in the USA with the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The plan and accompanying disclosure statement are consistent with the terms of the Plan Support Agreement (“PSA”) and related plan term sheet that the company entered into with the holders of a majority of the principal amount of Exide’s senior secured notes on 4 November; this plan aims to deleverage Exide by more than US$600 million and allow it to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in substantially its current form – operating across all existing business segments. Exide’s goal is for its US operations to emerge from Chapter 11 restructuring by 31 March 2015.

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Exide launches aftermarket start-stop battery range

Exide launches aftermarket start-stop battery range

13th October 2014 | 0 Comments

The start-stop batteries Exide Technologies developed for original equipment customers are now available in the aftermarket. This new replacement range, unveiled at the Automechanika show in Frankfurt, Germany, includes all the features from Exide’s current original equipment generation and is said to offer “significant performance gains.”

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Carbon additives mean quicker recharging for Exide’s new car battery

Carbon additives mean quicker recharging for Exide’s new car battery

11th September 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest battery range from Exide will be launched at next week’s Automechanika Frankfurt show, and the manufacturer says its Premium Carbon Boost battery will recharge up to 1.5 times faster than typical conventional batteries. Carbon Boost was first introduced on Exide’s Start-Stop AGM and EFB batteries following years of intense research and experimentation involving carbon additives, and the line-up to be shown at Automechanika is the first application of this technology to conventional batteries.

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Exide makes appointments, working to bring recycling plant back into operation

15th July 2014 | 0 Comments

Exide Technologies’ Vernon automotive lead battery recycling plant in the US state of California has stood idle since March 2014, when the company was denied an extension to comply with a new air quality regulation (District Rule 1420.1 from the South Coast Air Quality Management District, or AQMD) that requires the plant’s furnaces to operate under continuous negative pressure from 10 April. Mothballing the facility saw 20 salaries employees and 104 hourly workers receiving temporary layoff notices. The company has now released a statement regarding the board’s approval of new orders and Exide’s plans in relation to the Vernon facility.

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New charger offers 100% charge in all weather, says Exide

New charger offers 100% charge in all weather, says Exide

5th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Exide has launched the 12/7 Battery Charger, a unit it says is specifically designed to always achieve 100 per cent charge, even in extreme weather. The 12/7 works for all types and sizes of 12v batteries, including those for cars, motorcycles, boats and caravans. The unit is aimed at both consumers and professionals.

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Federal-Mogul appoints Vehicle Component Solutions UK & Ireland MD

Federal-Mogul appoints Vehicle Component Solutions UK & Ireland MD

18th September 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Federal-Mogul Corporation has appointed Andrew Bevington as managing director, Vehicle Component Solutions UK & Ireland. Bevington previously worked at EXIDE technologies, where he has honed his skills and expertise over the last five years. During this time he has developed a number of key relationships in becoming a well-known figure in the marketplace, and is relishing the opportunity to apply his insight to the continued delivery of excellence for Federal-Mogul’s established distributor customers.

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Exide files for bankruptcy

11th June 2013 | 12,345 Comments

On 10 June, Exide Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US. This is the second time it has done so since the Millennium; in April 2002 the stored electrical solutions company also submitted a Chapter 11 application in the District of Delaware. Exide says it took this step to “facilitate the financial and operational restructuring necessary to strengthen its balance sheet and its business to position the company for future success.” It also says it intends to “become more aggressive in reducing costs, taking actions with respect to underperforming business segments and focusing on the most attractive areas for future growth.” Only the company’s operations in the United States are affected by the filing, and Exide Technologies confirms that it plans to “operate globally without interruption during the reorganisation.”

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Johnson Controls releases new Varta replacement battery

Johnson Controls releases new Varta replacement battery

24th May 2012 | 0 Comments

Johnson Controls has released a new battery aimed at the replacement market and particularly at Japanese and Korean compact cars. The Blue Dynamic has been developed specifically with models such as the Honda Jazz and Hyundai Atos in mind, according to the company. More than 20% (250,000 cars) of those model types across the EU are registered in the UK.

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Exide Commits to Continued Team Solberg WRC Sponsorship

Exide Commits to Continued Team Solberg WRC Sponsorship

5th March 2010 | 0 Comments

Exide Technologies has announced the continued sponsorship of Henning Solberg in the World Rally Championship. The company’s Norwegian subsidiary has sponsored Solberg since 1993 and this sponsorship was broadened to include Exide’s entire European Transportation organisation several years ago. As part of the company’s sponsorship, Exide Technologies provides the with Exide batteries for its vehicles. Solberg and co-driver Cato Menkerud will again sport Exide logos on their uniforms and car.

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New National Sales Manager at Exide

New National Sales Manager at Exide

11th February 2010 | 0 Comments

Exide has appointed a new national sales manager. Effective February 8, this position rests in the hands of Heath Ghent, who, according to the battery supplier, brings with him a wealth of experience. Ghent’s previous roles include senior sales and marketing positions in a variety of companies, including Aggreko Ltd and Air Products PLC, servicing customers in a wide cross section of market sectors.

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Rudd Joins UK Batteries

4th August 2008 | 0 Comments

UK Batteries has appointed Keith Rudd as its new product manager. As the fastest-growing independent battery distributor in today’s market, the Manchester-based company reports that it is always striving to make sure its product offering meets the needs of its customers and Rudd’s appointment is key to meeting that objective. Rudd’s appointment follows Bob Price’s recent decision to leave Exide and head to UK Batteries as its deputy managing director.

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