Exide Technologies Reopens Canadian Battery-Manufacturing Facility

December 18, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced plans to invest $21.0 million in reopening and upgrading their Maple, Ontario, manufacturing facility in order to meet the growing demand for their sealed-technology industrial batteries.

Initial production is planned to begin 1 April, 2001 with full production beginning six months later, in October 2001. The company is planning to manufacture the ABSOLYTE and Champion sealed-technology industrial batteries for both network and motive-power applications in North America and Europe.

“We are pleased that customer demand for our high-quality sealed-technology industrial batteries in North America warrants establishing production at Maple," commented Mitch Bregman, president of the GBE industrial power global business unit of Exide Technologies. He added, “The dedication, customer focus and commitment to quality of the highly-trained workforce were major factors in our choice of the Maple site."