READING, Pa., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EnerSys®, (NYSE: ENS) the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, announced that it has recently been awarded a long term contract valued at over $71 million for production and supply of its proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) Hawker® ARMASAFE® Plus batteries. EnerSys signed a three year contract with an option for two additional years with the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for batteries used by all branches of the U.S. military in combat and tactical vehicles, as well as generators.
"EnerSys has supplied Hawker® ARMASAFE® Plus batteries to the U.S. military since 2002 and is proud to continue our expanding relationship with the DLA via the award of this competitive, best value contract," said David Shaffer, President and Chief Executive Officer of EnerSys. "We are honored by this continuation of EnerSys retaining the majority share of the DLA's estimated annual volume for this size battery and we look forward to continuing our support of the U.S. military."
The company will continue to produce Hawker® ARMASAFE® Plus batteries at its highly automated facility in Warrensburg, Missouri where batteries for U.S. Navy nuclear submarines and U.S. military aircraft are also manufactured.
"Over the past several years EnerSys has expanded our technology portfolio to include batteries that power everything from submarines to satellites. We are constantly working with the U.S. military and multiple federal agencies on several levels to maximize customer satisfaction," remarked Jeffrey Long, EnerSys, President-Americas. "We continually meet challenging delivery schedules for our military customers and we stand ready to support the U.S. Army's decision to transition from traditional flooded batteries to Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries such as the TPPL Hawker® ARMASAFE® Plus."
EDITOR'S NOTE: 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.
More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
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