GNB Industrial Power Named Preferred Partner By Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) and Rapidparts Inc.

Latest GNB® Batteries, Chargers and Accessories Available to MCFA Dealers


Atlanta, Georgia (July 12, 2018) – GNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide Technologies (, announced today its continuation as a preferred partner through 2020 for batteries and solutions by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) and Rapidparts Inc. (Rapidparts). Rapidparts, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MCFA, supplies Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® dealers and their customers with quality forklift replacement parts, regardless of the make or model.


Through the GNB program, MCFA dealers will have access to the latest GNB products and solutions, including the new Fury X-3™ line of chargers and the new GNB® LiFTFORCE LPX™ lithium-ion battery, which was recently introduced at MODEX 2018 and will be commercially available in July.


“We are pleased to extend our partnership with MCFA and Rapidparts for two more years,” said Mark Jesko, Vice-President, Industrial Sales, Exide Technologies. “Their parts programs bring the highest quality parts, products and support to keep lift truck fleets in prime condition, and our GNB batteries, chargers and accessories provide the right solutions for all forklift power needs.”

LiFTFORCE LPX can charge in just 15 minutes, up to eight times faster than a traditional lead-acid battery, and provides increased cycle life and lower maintenance requirements for Class I, II, and III forklifts as well as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and other demanding applications.


Fury X-3, the new line of GNB chargers, will roll out beginning this summer. They are modular multi-voltage opportunity chargers designed for industrial battery fleet applications and ready to charge almost any motive battery from lead acid (Gel, AGM and Flooded) to Lithium Ion.


In addition to these new products, MCFA dealers will have full access to GNB’s extensive battery portfolio, to meet the evolving power needs of the material handling industry.

To learn more about GNB Industrial Power solutions, visit To access MCFA’s parts programs, contact your local MCFA dealer.


About Exide Technologies

Exide Technologies ( is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide 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.


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