Exide Technologies Earns Recognition as a John Deere Partner-Level Supplier

Company Earns Prestigious Status for Second Consecutive Year

MILTON, Ga., Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.  

Exide was selected for the honor for providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. This is the second consecutive year that Exide has earned Partner-level supplier status for both the original equipment and aftermarket segments of its business. Exide employees accepted the award during formal ceremonies held on December 15 in Bettendorf, Iowa at the Waterfront Convention Center.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support, and wavelength (a measure of responsiveness). John Deere Supply Management created the Achieving Excellence program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

“We are especially pleased to have earned the Partner-level supplier recognition once again for both the original equipment and aftermarket segments of our business,” said Vic Koelsch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies. “The Exide team is focused on providing John Deere an exceptional customer experience, and this award acknowledges that our products and services meet the exacting performance metrics that our valued business partner—and its customers— demand.” 

Exide manufactures batteries for John Deere at its Transportation manufacturing facilities in Manchester, Iowa, Salina, Kansas and Columbus, Georgia. The Company has supplied John Deere for more than 25 years.

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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