Exide Technologies, a provider of stored electrical-energy solutions, recently was recognized by long-time customer Energy Battery Group Inc. (EBG) for exceeding the company’s expectations in a number of key performance areas. At the EBG annual meeting in Palm Desert, Calif., Rick Hallock, EBG president and chief executive officer, presented Exide with two supplier accolades – the 2009/2010 Vendor of the Year Award and the President’s Award.
Incorporated in 1996 and headquartered in Atlanta, EBG currently has more than 200 distribution centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Columbia and the Caribbean. EBG distributes an array of automotive, commercial, marine, industrial, standby, motorcycle and motive power batteries. Exide has been a supplier to EBG since 2002, providing a range of battery products and services for a variety of transportation segments including automotive, commercial, marine, and lawn and garden.
To secure the 2009 Vendor of the Year Award, Exide exceeded expectations of EBG in the areas of customer service, field sales support and year-over-year unit product volume increases. The Exide Recycling organization for the Americas also received the President’s Award – an EBG accolade that recognizes a supplier’s efforts in continuous program innovations and the ability to pull these programs forward.
“For the past eight years, Exide has built an innovative partnership with the EBG – one that optimizes both growth in the development and supply of products and in increasing levels of spent lead-acid battery recovery,” says Bruce Cole, president – Transportation Americas for Exide Technologies. “These benefits are shared by all members of EBG on a broad range of levels and within their individual businesses with the goal of making both companies more successful.”