READING, Pa., 3 August 2005. EnerSys has recently been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) worth $7 million for its Armasafe Plus advanced military tactical vehicle battery.
Armasafe Plus batteries, which incorporate EnerSys' proprietary thin plate pure lead (TPPL) technology, will be supplied to the DoD over the next 12 months. This award represents the second-year option of a five-year contract awarded to EnerSys in 2004 by the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) supply center in Richmond, Va., the Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR).
The batteries have delivered superior performance in battlefield situations in Iraq for the Stryker brigade and the Marine Corps, as well as in rigorous testing at military laboratories and on Army bases in the U.S., such as Fort Hood. Armasafe Plus batteries have been in use by the U.K. military for several years and were recently qualified by the German army, resulting in a contract. EnerSys currently provides batteries to defense markets around the world for tactical vehicles on the ground, aircraft in the air and ships and submarines in the sea.
"Our continued success in these demanding applications in the defense sector strengthens EnerSys' capability to provide rugged and reliable batteries to both our military customers around the world and our non-military customers in the Reserve Power and Motive Power markets," said Sanjay Deshpande, EnerSys' vice president of aerospace and defense.
Armasafe Plus batteries are manufactured in EnerSys' highly automated facility in Warrensburg, Mo. on a production line that was inaugurated by Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) in March 2004.
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 lift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. 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. For more information, see www.enersys.com.