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EnerSys delivers 15,000th Express® fast charge port, marking a milestone in forklift charging industry

(READING, Pa., September 9th, 2015) EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has delivered its 15,000th Express® fast charge port, a milestone that demonstrates the shift in power preferences among material handling fleets throughout North America.

The Express fast charge system was launched by EnerSys in 2005.  It allows operators to run a forklift for multiple shifts, simply and quickly recharging the battery while on break. Express was the first fast charge brand to include batteries specifically engineered for fast charging, as well as data management devices. Working together, these technologies allow companies to use electric forklifts in applications formerly served by liquid propane, battery changing or fuel cells.

“Ten years ago, fast charging was a new technology. Today, it’s the preferred choice of manufacturers, distributors and warehouses that run multi-shift, high demand operations,” says Bill Moriarty, vice president, sales and service, EnerSys. “When we look at industry trends, electric power is leading the way in forklift power systems. And, EnerSys is the technology leader is this revolutionary change in propulsion power.”

The 15,000th Express fast charge port was delivered to Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier.  It was installed in its powertrain manufacturing facility in Sterling Heights, Mich.

“Magna decided to use fast charging after we performed a precise analysis of their workflow and operational requirements,” says Todd Eveland, Sales Engineer, EnerSys. “We modeled their operation in our ZBC Designer™ software. It showed that they could run their operation without changing batteries and at lower costs than with their existing liquid propane forklifts.”

The fast-charge installation is part of the EnerSys Convert to ElectricSM (C2ESM) program. C2E is the first program dedicated to helping companies using internal combustion forklifts switch to electric fleets. Express is the first brand to offer both fast charge batteries and chargers.

“By making it easy for operators to pull up, plug in and charge during regularly scheduled breaks, Express fast charge technology helps our customers reduce their operating costs by more than $125 million each ­year,” says Moriarty. “For ten years, the Express brand has allowed our customers to improve productivity, meet sustainability initiatives and create safer workplaces.”

EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.”
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