Exide Technologies Introduces GNB® Tubular™ CMX™

April 6, 2016

Milton, Georgia – (April 6, 2016) – Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, today announced the introduction of its new GNB® branded Tubular™ CMX™ (Conventional Maintenance) battery line for motive power applications. The conventional maintenance tubular product completes the trio of batteries in the GNB Tubular battery family, all built with heavy-duty, tubular plates. Engineered for premium, heavy-duty performance, the round-tube technology of the batteries provides for lower internal resistances than competitive, square-tube designs.

The new GNB Tubular CMX is designed to deliver premium, cost-efficient power for everyday, conventional use and is available in 85 amp hour (Ah) and 125 Ah ratings. A number of features integrated into the new Tubular CMX battery design are intended to help lift truck operators increase productivity and up time:

  • Delivers more consistent and reliable power than equivalent volume flat-plate batteries
  • Enhanced grid design provides increased energy efficiency
  • Increased positive spine diameter provides longer life and greater efficiency
  • Improved separator technology provides added vibration protection
  • Approved for opportunity charging applications

The GNB Tubular CMX joins the recently launched LMX (Low Maintenance) line, engineered to minimize end-user maintenance costs by allowing longer, 90-day intervals between watering, and the GNB Tubular HP (High Performance) line, designed to deliver the highest power and energy levels for longer runs, even in extreme (cold storage) environments. Along with the GNB Tubular CMX, these low-maintenance, high-density batteries maintain higher voltages and operate with longer run times.

“The addition of the GNB Tubular CMX to our motive power battery lineup fills a need in the market by providing customers with cost-effective power for everyday use while leveraging our proven durable and dependable round-tube technology,” said Laurence Bennett, Vice President, Motive Power Sales—Americas for Exide Technologies. “The robust design and reliable power of the Tubular CMX are ideal for demanding lift truck applications.”

The GNB Tubular LMX and Tubular HP are currently available through Exide dealers across the United States. The Tubular CMX will be available in June 2016.

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.

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.