Exide Signs New Supply Agreement with Volvo

March 18, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) signed a new three-year exclusive supply agreement with Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA), which is a division of Volvo Truck Corp. The new agreement expands the existing Exide Technologies aftermarket product offerings from the Mack Truck dealer network to include new Volvo branded batteries for Volvo Truck dealers. Exide will also supply its proprietary brands to the extensive VTNA network of Mack and Volvo dealers located throughout North America.

"I was extremely pleased with the willingness of Exide to work with us and be creative in their ideas," said Jay Fuggiti, vice president of purchasing for Volvo Parts North America. "The professionalism of the parties involved was admirable and has resulted in an agreement, which will prove beneficial to both of our organizations."

"By combining innovative programming with maintaining the highest levels of quality and service, we will help VTNA achieve significant growth with its customers," said Exide Technologies Chairman and CEO Craig Muhlhauser. "We sincerely appreciate the continued support of Volvo Trucks North America."