Exide Technologies Launches GNB® Tubular™ LMX™

April 1, 2016

Milton, Georgia – (April 1, 2016) – Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, today announced the launch of its new GNB® branded Tubular™ LMX™ battery line. This latest addition to the Company’s premier power product family of flooded motive power batteries for the lift truck market is engineered for the material handling industry to meet the growing need for high energy density batteries used in demanding operating conditions. The Tubular LMX battery line is now available through Exide dealers throughout the United States.

The next generation GNB Tubular LMX battery is designed to fit a wider range of original equipment lift trucks than its predecessor, the Tubular LM product line. The new line ensures application coverage across the growing material handling industry—including those manufactured by industry leaders such as Crown, Hyster, Jungheinrich, Kion and Toyota.

Batteries built with heavy-duty, tubular plates are proving to be the most rugged and versatile design for lift truck applications worldwide. Engineered for premium, heavy-duty performance, the Tubular LMX round-tube technology operates with lower internal resistances than competitive, square-tube designs. As a result, the low-maintenance, high-density batteries maintain higher voltages and operate with longer run times.

The new product delivers increased performance power and is now available in 90 amp hour (Ah), 100 Ah and 125 Ah ratings—meeting or exceeding competitive product ratings.

The Tubular LMX is specifically designed for low maintenance operating environments. “The Tubular LMX technology enables up to 90 days between watering intervals for increased run time and decreased maintenance costs,” said Nelson Rombeiro, Vice President, Marketing for Exide Technologies. “The battery’s advanced charging profile optimizes amp hour performance while minimizing water loss.”

A number of features integrated into the new Tubular LMX battery design are intended to help lift truck operators increase productivity and up time while reducing maintenance costs:

  • Enhanced grid design for increased energy efficiency and conductivity
  • Increased positive spine diameter for improved performance and longer life
  • Improved separator technology for added vibration protection and increased life
  • Improved electrolyte ratio for longer maintenance intervals and lower costs
  • Opportunity / fast-charge capability for greater up time/li>

 “The GNB Tubular product line, with its robust design, has earned a reputation with our motive power customers for high performance in the most demanding of material handling applications,” said Ted Becker, Senior Vice President, Sales & Service - Americas for Exide Technologies. “With the launch of the new Tubular LMX, we expect to expand our customer base by providing a superior product for low maintenance environments while providing greater coverage across all classes of lift trucks.”

The GNB Tubular LMX product is available in three SKUs:

 

Manufactured at the Exide Technologies Kansas City, Kansas facility, the Tubular LMX line is supported by a standard 5-year full warranty and a one-year, prorated warranty. More information about the GNB Tubular LMX is available at www.exide.com or at 1.888.563.6300.

About Exide Technologies

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 127 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

The Exide Transportation business manufactures and markets starting, deep-cycle, and micro-hybrid batteries for automotive, light and heavy-duty truck, agricultural, marine, military, powersport, and other specialty applications. Exide serves the global transportation marketplace with successful and well-known product offerings and brands, along with battery diagnostic equipment and charging systems.

Exide serves the Industrial Power markets with its GNB®-branded efficient energy storage systems for both Motive Power and Network Power customers. Motive Power applications include materials handling (power for lift trucks, airside assistance vehicles, and automatic guided vehicles); cleaning machines; railroads; military and mining vehicles; and other commercial electric vehicles. Network Power installations include standby power for electric utilities; telecommunications systems; alarm/security systems; renewable energy systems; railway systems; uninterruptible power supply (UPS); and defense industry equipment.

Exide’s innovative technologies and advanced /premium products include Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) for start-stop and energy recuperation in automotive applications, along with flooded and VRLA (AGM and GEL) products, market leading motive power tubular products and smart charging systems for industrial applications.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is “the 127 Year Old Start-Up”, and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.