Exide Technologies All New GNB® Tubular™ CMX™ Conventional Maintenance Motive Power Batteries Are Now Available Through Authorized Exide Dealers

June 7, 2016

 Milton, GA – (June 1, 2016) – Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, announces the availability of the all-new GNB® Tubular™ CMX™ (Conventional Maintenance) battery line for motive power applications.  The CMX product line is available for purchase through Exide authorized GNB-branded product dealers across North America.

Now there is a Tubular product for nearly every material-handling application.  CMX batteries are the right choice for every day, conventional use and are approved for opportunity charging applications.  CMX offers the reliability and performance of GNB® Tubular™ products at a cost-efficient price level.  Designed to increase productivity and up time, CMX batteries feature:

  • More consistent and reliable cost-efficient power*
  • Enhanced grid design for increased energy efficiency and opportunity charging
  • Increased positive spine diameter for greater efficiency and for longer life
  • Improved separator technology for added vibration protection
  • Available with up to 125 amp hour (Ah) ratings

“The GNB Tubular CMX market launch provides exceptional value to end users, combining the proven durability of our round-tube technology with cost efficiency,” said Nelson Rombeiro, Vice President, Marketing—Americas for Exide Technologies. “This new product is an attractive alternative to competitive square tube and flat plate designs, providing reliable power and productivity to lift trucks operating in the demanding material handling industry.”

CMX is the newest addition to the Tubular motive power product family, which includes the high performance Tubular HP and the newly redesigned Tubular LMX low-maintenance batteries.  Engineered for premium, heavy-duty performance, the round tubular technology of GNB’s Tubular batteries is more efficient than other square tube technologies.  Meet the well-rounded Tubular product family and find the right solution for your motive power application:

GNB® Tubular™ HP™ - High Performance batteries engineered for superior performance, delivering longer run times and maintaining higher voltages for faster speeds and quicker lifts, even in extreme (cold storage) environments.

GNB® Tubular™ LMX - Newly redesigned Low-Maintenance batteries allowing up to 90 days between watering for increased run-time and decreased maintenance costs.

GNB® Tubular™ CMX - The newly added Conventional Maintenance battery is ideal for every day conventional use.

Trust Tubular motive power batteries to keep your business moving forward.  Manufactured at the Exide Technologies Kansas City, Kansas facility, the GNB Tubular product family is supported by a standard 5-year full warranty and a one-year, prorated warranty.  More information about the GNB Tubular family is available at www.exide.com or at 1.888.563.6300. 

*Compared to equivalent flat-plate volume batteries

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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.

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, 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 Technologies is Powering the World Forward.  History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.