BAE orders submarine batteries from EnerSys

READING, Pa., 9 March 2005. EnerSys is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two contracts this week for advanced technology products for the defense industry in Europe totaling over $5 million.

READING, Pa., 9 March 2005. EnerSys is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two contracts this week for advanced technology products for the defense industry in Europe totaling over $5 million.

BAE Systems UK has awarded the EnerSys Manchester UK facility a contract for submarine batteries for the new fleet of Astute class submarines that BAE is building for the UK Ministry of Defence. Submarine products supplied from the company's Manchester facility offer premium technology, quality and performance.

In addition, the German Army has awarded EnerSys a contract to supply advanced maintenance-free batteries for fighting vehicle applications. These batteries will employ best-in-class thin electrode technology, and are specifically engineered and qualified to meet demanding electrical and mechanical requirements.

Ray Kubis, president of EnerSys Europe, stated, "The advanced products for which orders have been received offer new opportunities for satisfying customer demands worldwide in multiple markets and applications. Our continued focus on demanding applications in this sector also enables EnerSys to provide energy solutions with enhanced durability and reliability for our larger Reserve Power and Motive Power markets."

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. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunications and utility industries, uninterruptible power suppliers, and numerous applications requiring standby power. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric fork trucks and other commercial electric-powered vehicles. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. For more information, see www.enersys.com.

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