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EnerSys Announces New Production Facility in China

Reading, PA, USA  - EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the world’s largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries, today announced that it plans to construct a new battery manufacturing facility in Gaoyou City, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China for the production of industrial batteries for Chinese and international markets. When completed by 2015, the new facility will provide capacity to meet increasing customer demand in these markets.

EnerSys has manufactured industrial batteries in China for over 20 years and currently operates two manufacturing plants, one in Jiangsu Province on the east coast and one in Chongqing in the geographic center of China. The Gaoyou plant will be in located in a purpose zoned industrial area close to our existing Jiangsu facility with good access to labor and transportation and is well supported by the district government.

The new facility will be approximately 475,000 square feet and, when fully operational, will be able to employ approximately 950 people producing both Motive Power batteries for the forklift battery market and Reserve Power batteries to serve the telecommunication, energy and uninterruptible power supply industries.

“Demand for our products in China and the Asia region, especially for Motive Power batteries continues to grow, and we remain committed to meeting the needs of our valued customers in the region. This investment will allow for our continued growth in the Asian markets,” stated John D. Craig, chairman, president and chief executive officer of EnerSys.


“We would like to acknowledge the assistance and cooperation we have received from the Gaoyou government and Gaoyou Economic Development District for this new plant, which I believe will prove to be beneficial to both our company and our customers.”

(March 14, 2013)






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