Exide Technologies announced a new supplier agreement with Chrysler, under which Exide will begin shipping flooded lead-acid batteries, produced at its facility in Bristol, Tenn., to the automaker in July and then transition to supplying Exide’s advanced lead-acid absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries from its recently expanded facility in Columbus, Ga., during the period of agreement.
“We are extremely pleased with Chrysler’s decision to expand our relationship in North America,” says Jim Bolch, president and chief executive officer of Exide Technologies. “As always, we look forward to providing Chrysler with the highest level of quality products and service.”
Exide batteries will be used for new platforms commencing in model year 2012 (calendar year 2011). This new agreement expands the relationship between Exide Technologies and Chrysler that commenced in December 2010. Exide currently supplies batteries to the Chrysler facility in Toluca, Mexico, which produces the Fiat 500 passenger car.