Milestone: 14,000 Aker Wade Charge Ports

Aker Wade Delivers Fast Charge Port Number 14,000

Oporto, Portugal, January 10th, 2014 – Aker Wade, the fastest growing manufacturer of lift truck fast chargers delivered fast charge port number 14,000 today, marking a milestone in the company’s history.

“When Aker Wade introduced dedicated lift truck fast charging in 2004, we expected to sell 1000 ports per year,” recalls Bret Aker, Chief Sales Officer and Co-Founder of Aker Wade Power Technologies. “When we realized that demand throughout North America was outpacing our forecasts, we decided that it was time to offer this proven technology to international customers, and we opened Aker Wade Europe in 2011 specifically to serve that market.”

Aker Wade fast charge port number 14,000 is a TwinMAX® 15kW model. Introduced in 2008, the TwinMAX 15kW is the second generation of Aker Wade’s high efficiency, high frequency power conversion technology. The TwinMAX increases the appeal of fast charging by providing two fast charge ports in one unit, simplifying installation and reducing infrastructure costs.

Fast charge port number 14,000 was delivered to plant manager Carlos Pires from Faurecia Automotive near Oporto Portugal. Faurecia is the world’s 6th largest automotive supplier, and produces car seats and car accessories at its two plants near this city. Faurecia currently operates over 25 Aker Wade fast chargers that supply power to around 50 electric trucks. “Working with Aker Wade has been a pleasure,” adds Francisco Sánchez, Product Manager Warehouse Equipment and main contact for chargers, from Linde Material Handling Ibérica. Aker Wade’s dealer for Spain and Portugal. “Their experience and success in North America has made it easy to integrate their fast charging technology with the rest of the Linde line of products and services.”

Michiel Hendriksz, Managing Director, Aker Wade Europe, says, “Delivering fast charge port number 14,000 to a European customer was particularly satisfying. In North America, fast charging is a proven technology. With our partnership with Linde and our success within the automotive industry and other multinational customers, we’re ready to bring the benefits of fast charging to customers throughout Europe.”

About Aker Wade: Aker Wade Power Technologies designs and manufactures advanced fast charging systems for electric vehicles and industrial forklifts. Founded in 2000, Aker Wade is the leading provider of fast charging technology for Fortune 1000 companies, servicing customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For additional information, please visit www.akerwade.com.

About Faurecia: Faurecia was formed in 1997 following a merger between Bertrand Faure—a specialist in spring-based seat cushions for the automotive industry—and ECIA—a Peugeot subsidiary and manufacturer of seats, front ends and vehicle interiors with a reputation as one of Europe’s leading names in exhaust systems. Faurecia employs around 125,000 employees in 132 factories around the globe.

About Linde Material Handling Ibérica: Linde Material Handling Ibérica (LMHI) specialises in the distribution of forklift trucks, as well as providing related services. Since 1982, Linde MHI has covered the technical area of handling in Spain and Portugal. The company’s headquarters are located in Pallejà (Barcelona). The company has an established sales force via a network of 19 exclusive dealers for the brand, located in all the provinces in Spain and Portugal. The Linde range of products is characterised by its renowned and powerful innovative technology and especially for its energy efficiency and low operating costs. Linde MHI is a subsidiary of the multinational Linde Material Handling GmbH, present in more than 100 countries.

Chicagoland Targeted for Program to Convert Industrial Lift Fleets to Electric Power

Chicago, IL, December 11, 2013 – EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions, has launched a national program, starting in the Chicago area, specifically designed to educate and help companies using internal combustion lift trucks to convert to electric fleets. Converting can save the average user $6,300 per truck, per year, in fuel alone.

While consumer electric cars still face many barriers to mass acceptance, battery-powered industrial lift trucks have become the preferred option for many businesses, large and small. Electric power is more efficient, provides significant cost savings, plus there are considerable environmental benefits.

Convert to ElectricSM (C2ESM), is the first and only dedicated conversion program in the industry. The Chicago area was selected for the program launch because it is a leading center of industry, manufacturing and retail — all businesses that require forklift fleets.

“We’ve done the research, and we’ve already seen just how much customers can save — in energy, time, maintenance, labor and hard-dollars — by converting their lift-truck fleets to electric,” said Mark Tomaszewski, at EnerSys. “Customers who have operated both systems have found electric to be far cleaner, easier and more reliable.”

EnerSys estimates that since 2008, their customers that have converted to electric lift trucks have saved more than $126 million in fuel costs and have prevented more than 480 million pounds of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

With C2E, EnerSys is harnessing their experience and methodology into a dedicated program to educate and guide businesses through the conversion process. If just 10 percent of the Chicago-area material handling equipment buyers switch to electric over the next two years, EnerSys estimates these end-users would collectively save more than $2 million in annual fuel costs, and prevent more than 7.8 million pounds of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

Research has shown two of the major reasons many businesses have not already converted to electric lift trucks are a lack of general awareness, and misconceptions of how today’s electric lift trucks can perform.

“We’ve found many customers’ perceptions of battery-powered lift trucks are based on outdated information,” says Tomaszewski. “Today’s electric trucks can lift the heaviest loads, and they can work indoors or outdoors in the harshest climates.”

Converting to electric also helps businesses meet immediate and long-term sustainability goals. Electric lift trucks produce zero on-site exhaust emissions, such as CO, CO2, and NOx, and nearly half the well-to-wheels CO2 as hydrogen fuel cell lift trucks. Batteries also provide a 98-percent recyclable power source, and a cleaner, safer work environment.

As part of the C2E program, trained experts will conduct a custom analysis for each interested business to calculate the exact combination of batteries and chargers needed for their specific operation. And soon there will be an online calculator that will help customers estimate their savings, which can begin on “day one.”

The C2E program hits Chicago this week.

For additional information, visit www.convert2electric.com

ABOUT ENERSYS

EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric fork trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunications and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring standby power. 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. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This article and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this article contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, (i) statements regarding EnerSys plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this article that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “will” or words of similar meaning; and (ii) statements about the benefits of the Convert to ElectricSM (C2E) program, including any impact on our financial and operating results and estimates, and any impact on EnerSys’ market position that may be realized from the Convert to Electric (C2E) program.

These forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies many of which are beyond our control. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: (1) our ability to successfully develop the market for this program; (2) the possibility that EnerSys may not realize revenue benefits from the business within expected time frames; and (3) competition may adversely affect the business and result in customer loss. The statements in this article are made as of the date of this article, even if subsequently made available by EnerSys on its website or otherwise. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date such forward-looking statement is made.

For a list of other factors which could affect EnerSys’ results, including earnings estimates, see EnerSys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Item 1A. Risk Factors,” and “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” including “Forward-Looking Statements,” set forth in the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. No undue reliance should be placed on any forwardlooking statements.

Charlottesville, VA, May 16, 2014 – Aker Wade Power Technologies has introduced FASTLOOK 2.0, a software program that helps businesses determine the exact power specifications they need for their lift truck fleets.

For companies in the global $123 billion material handling industry, it’s essential that their lift trucks continually operate at full capacity.  Downtime due to inefficient lift power, run time or tank changing can equate to millions of dollars in lost productivity.

“We saw that customers were confused by the various power options, and therefore weren’t always making the best purchasing decisions to benefit their operations,” says Bret Aker, Chief Sales Officer, Aker Wade and lead designer of FASTLOOK 2.0.  “So we developed FASTLOOK 2.0, which analyzes a customer’s operations, shifts, working conditions and demands, and within 30 minutes recommends a complete configuration of batteries, chargers and accessories to keep their forklift fleets running efficiently.”

FASTLOOK 2.0 models all power combinations, including propane, batteries and chargers, and fuel cells.  It can show how different variables – such as adding extra trucks or shifts – might impact the power options. The Web-based software enables customers to view the analysis at their convenience.

“The FASTLOOK 2.0 analysis provides data on operational and financial impact, so that customers have all the vital information they need to make the most appropriate purchasing decision,” says Aker.

This software allows customers to compare different power options and see which one will allow their fleets and drivers to perform the best.  For more information, go to www.akerwade.com

Aker Wade Power Technologies designs and manufactures advanced fast charging systems for industrial forklifts. Founded in 2000, Aker Wade is the market-leading provider of fast charging technology for Fortune 1000 companies servicing markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Aker Wade is collaborating with battery companies and infrastructure suppliers to deliver advanced DC Fast Charging solutions for the future generation of battery electric lift trucks. Aker Wade is proud to engineer and manufacture all of its products in the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.akerwade.com.

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Oporto, Portugal, January 10th, 2014 – Aker Wade, the fastest growing manufacturer of lift truck fast chargers delivered fast charge port number 14,000 today, marking a milestone in the company’s history.

“When Aker Wade introduced dedicated lift truck fast charging in 2004, we expected to sell 1000 ports per year,” recalls Bret Aker, Chief Sales Officer and Co-Founder of Aker Wade Power Technologies. “When we realized that demand throughout North America was outpacing our forecasts, we decided that it was time to offer this proven technology to international customers, and we opened Aker Wade Europe in 2011 specifically to serve that market.”

Aker Wade fast charge port number 14,000 is a TwinMAX® 15kW model. Introduced in 2008, the TwinMAX 15kW is the second generation of Aker Wade’s high efficiency, high frequency power conversion technology. The TwinMAX increases the appeal of fast charging by providing two fast charge ports in one unit, simplifying installation and reducing infrastructure costs.

Fast charge port number 14,000 was delivered to plant manager Carlos Pires from Faurecia Automotive near Oporto Portugal. Faurecia is the world’s 6th largest automotive supplier, and produces car seats and car accesoiries at its two plants near this city. Faurecia currently operates over 25 Aker Wade fast chargers that supply power to around 50 electric trucks. “Working with Aker Wade has been a pleasure,” adds Francisco Sánchez, Product Manager Warehouse Equipment and main contact for chargers, from Linde Material Handling Ibérica. Aker Wade’s dealer for Spain and Portugal. “Their experience and success in North America has made it easy to integrate their fast charging technology with the rest of the Linde line of products and services.”

Michiel Hendriksz, Managing Director, Aker Wade Europe, says, “Delivering fast charge port number 14,000 to a European customer was particularly satisfying. In North America, fast charging is a proven technology. With our partnership with Linde and our success within the automotive industry and other multinational customers, we’re ready to bring the benefits of fast charging to customers throughout Europe.”

About Aker Wade: Aker Wade Power Technologies designs and manufactures advanced fast charging systems for electric vehicles and industrial forklifts. Founded in 2000, Aker Wade is the leading provider of fast charging technology for Fortune 1000 companies, servicing customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For additional information, please visit www.akerwade.com.

About Faurecia: Faurecia was formed in 1997 following a merger between Bertrand Faure—a specialist in spring-based seat cushions for the automotive industry—and ECIA—a Peugeot subsidiary and manufacturer of seats, front ends and vehicle interiors with a reputation as one of Europe’s leading names in exhaust systems. Faurecia employs around 125,000 employees in 132 factories around the globe.

About Linde Material Handling Ibérica: Linde Material Handling Ibérica (LMHI) specialises in the distribution of forklift trucks, as well as providing related services. Since 1982, Linde MHI has covered the technical area of handling in Spain and Portugal. The company’s headquarters are located in Pallejà (Barcelona). The company has an established sales force via a network of 19 exclusive dealers for the brand, located in all the provinces in Spain and Portugal. The Linde range of products is characterised by its renowned and powerful innovative technology and especially for its energy efficiency and low operating costs. Linde MHI is a subsidiary of the multinational Linde Material Handling GmbH, present in more than 100 countries.

C2E_HPhero_newsChicago, IL, December 11, 2013 – EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions, has launched a national program, starting in the Chicago area, specifically designed to educate and help companies using internal combustion lift trucks to convert to electric fleets. Converting can save the average user $6,300 per truck, per year, in fuel alone.

While consumer electric cars still face many barriers to mass acceptance, battery-powered industrial lift trucks have become the preferred option for many businesses, large and small. Electric power is more efficient, provides significant cost savings, plus there are considerable environmental benefits.

Convert to ElectricSM (C2ESM), is the first and only dedicated conversion program in the industry. The Chicago area was selected for the program launch because it is a leading center of industry, manufacturing and retail — all businesses that require forklift fleets.

“We’ve done the research, and we’ve already seen just how much customers can save — in energy, time, maintenance, labor and hard-dollars — by converting their lift-truck fleets to electric,” said Mark Tomaszewski, at EnerSys. “Customers who have operated both systems have found electric to be far cleaner, easier and more reliable.”

EnerSys estimates that since 2008, their customers that have converted to electric lift trucks have saved more than $126 million in fuel costs and have prevented more than 480 million pounds of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

With C2E, EnerSys is harnessing their experience and methodology into a dedicated program to educate and guide businesses through the conversion process. If just 10 percent of the Chicago-area material handling equipment buyers switch to electric over the next two years, EnerSys estimates these end-users would collectively save more than $2 million in annual fuel costs, and prevent more than 7.8 million pounds of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

Research has shown two of the major reasons many businesses have not already converted to electric lift trucks are a lack of general awareness, and misconceptions of how today’s electric lift trucks can perform.

“We’ve found many customers’ perceptions of battery-powered lift trucks are based on outdated information,” says Tomaszewski. “Today’s electric trucks can lift the heaviest loads, and they can work indoors or outdoors in the harshest climates.”

Converting to electric also helps businesses meet immediate and long-term sustainability goals. Electric lift trucks produce zero on-site exhaust emissions, such as CO, CO2, and NOx, and nearly half the well-to-wheels CO2 as hydrogen fuel cell lift trucks. Batteries also provide a 98-percent recyclable power source, and a cleaner, safer work environment.

As part of the C2E program, trained experts will conduct a custom analysis for each interested business to calculate the exact combination of batteries and chargers needed for their specific operation. And soon there will be an online calculator that will help customers estimate their savings, which can begin on “day one.”

The C2E program hits Chicago this week.

For additional information, visit www.convert2electric.com

ABOUT ENERSYS

EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric fork trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunications and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring standby power. 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. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This article and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this article contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, (i) statements regarding EnerSys plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this article that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “will” or words of similar meaning; and (ii) statements about the benefits of the Convert to ElectricSM (C2E) program, including any impact on our financial and operating results and estimates, and any impact on EnerSys’ market position that may be realized from the Convert to Electric (C2E) program.

These forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies many of which are beyond our control. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: (1) our ability to successfully develop the market for this program; (2) the possibility that EnerSys may not realize revenue benefits from the business within expected time frames; and (3) competition may adversely affect the business and result in customer loss. The statements in this article are made as of the date of this article, even if subsequently made available by EnerSys on its website or otherwise. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date such forward-looking statement is made.

For a list of other factors which could affect EnerSys’ results, including earnings estimates, see EnerSys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Item 1A. Risk Factors,” and “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” including “Forward-Looking Statements,” set forth in the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. No undue reliance should be placed on any forwardlooking statements.

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Reading, PA, July 2, 2011 – EnerSys®, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has announced availability of the new Express® eMAX HF® line of advanced high frequency industrial fast chargers. Packed with the latest innovations in digital power control and wireless communications, the entire line of eMAX HF fast chargers has been engineered to deliver the highest level of performance, convenience, efficiency and reliability, while remaining amazingly compact.

“Early High Frequency fast chargers had no choice but to rely on analog power controls, which was like putting an average driver at the wheel of a race car,” said Steve Spaar, Director of Marketing for EnerSys. “Because eMAX HF was designed with the latest digital power controls, it’s like giving the wheel to the winner of the Indy 500 – power and precise control all in one.”

Those same digital controls allow the eMAX HF to be amazingly small and lightweight, resulting in a compact, low profile installation footprint that opens up valuable floor space. As an added benefit, the eMAX HF offers multiple installation options that let customers choose between mounting the eMAX HF to a wall or rack, or to the floor with a space-saving stand.

And like every charger in the Express fast charge portfolio, the eMAX HF makes fast charging easy: drivers simply pull up, plug in and the eMAX HF does the rest, automatically recognizing the status of the battery and keeping it properly charged and equalized all week long.

The full line of eMAX HF fast chargers features advanced wireless communications, capable of real-time battery and charger fleet management. Every eMAX HF is available as part of an Express Fast Charge Solution that offers Express iQ™, an optional information management system that provides remote alerts and reports, enabling fleet managers to enjoy precise control of every asset, and more savings from day one.

For more information about Express eMAX HF chargers, Express iQ or an Express Fast Charge System, contact your local EnerSys sales representative at 1-800-EnerSys, or visit www.enersysmp.com.

To see how fast charging can save money and increase productivity, visit http://www.akerwade.com/industrial-fast-charging.html

To explore the entire line of Aker Wade fast chargers, data devices and software, visit http://akerwade.com/the-system/power.html

sbo_mdAker Wade Brings SBO Advanced Charging Solutions to EU and Asian Markets

Aker Wade, North America’s leading supplier of industrial fast charging solutions announced the release of a turn key charging solution for overseas markets known as Single Battery Operation.

SAVE MONEY! SBO allows industrial electric vehicles such as forklifts to operate on a single battery through multiple shifts by employing advanced charging techniques.  Customers adopting SBO enjoy vastly increased productivity by forgoing the multiple battery changes required for extended usage. SBO also reduces costs by eliminating extra batteries and battery change equipment. To top this off, SBO makes the battery room obsolete, freeing up space and employees for more productive endeavors.

PROVEN! SBO solutions have been proven over the past decade on over 10,000 forklifts in heavy duty operations.  Customers enjoy average annual savings of $750,000 per 100 vehicles for an ROI of approximately 1 year.  Aker Wade has leveraged its experience with these customers to design SBO and allow new users worldwide to say “goodbye” to extra batteries and “hello” to increased productivity and reduced costs.  The SBO solution makes the switch easy.

TURN-KEY! Bret Aker, President of Aker Wade International states, “SBO is a system that takes all the worry out of switching to a fast charge operation.  By monitoring battery conditions and energy usage we are able to ensure optimal system performance so our customers can realize the full value of their investment.   And most managers find that this improved vision of their fleet not only makes SBO solutions a snap, it also allows them to unlock value in other ways to maximize return on assets or reduce energy costs.  This is truly rewarding for me to see.”

SBO = 1 System to Power, Monitor, Connect and Control

POWER: At the heart of the SBO solution are advanced chargers that communicate with the battery to optimize energy return.

MONITOR: While SBO chargers are communicating with batteries, the batteries are also given a voice. Thanks to advanced wireless monitors their vital signs are available in real time.

CONNECT: Batteries and chargers that talk can be connected to your desktop, your network, or the web – wherever it makes most sense to see the information.

CONTROL: With advanced software that visualizes trends and flags problems, SBO solutions can be managed to ensure that you realize the full value of your investment.

About Aker Wade Power Technologies

Aker Wade Power Technologies designs and manufactures advanced fast charging systems for electric vehicles and industrial forklifts. Founded in 2000, Aker Wade is the market-leading provider of fast charging technology for Fortune 1000 companies servicing markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For additional information, please visit www.akerwade.com.

Contact:

Michiel Hendriksz

michiel.hendriksz@akerwade.com

Aker Wade’s CTO Speaks About the New eMAX HF® Charger at ProMat 2011 in Chicago, Illinois