Exide Corporation

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Exide Technologies manufactures and supplies lead-acid batteries for transportation and industrial applications worldwide. It operates in four segments: Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe and Rest of World (ROW), Industrial Energy Americas, and Industrial Energy Europe and ROW. The company’s transportation batteries include starting, lighting, and ignition batteries for cars, trucks, off-road vehicles, agricultural and construction vehicles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, marine, and other applications, such as micro-hybrids under the Exide, Exide Extreme, Exide NASCAR Select, Centra, DETA, Orbital, Fulmen, and Tudor brands, as well as under the private labels. Its industrial batteries comprise motive power batteries, which are used in the material handling industry for electric forklift trucks, as well as in other industries, such as floor cleaning machinery, powered wheelchairs, railroad locomotives, mining, and the electric road vehicles market; and battery chargers and related equipment for the operation and maintenance of battery-powered vehicles. In addition, the company provides network power batteries that are used to provide back-up power for use with telecommunications systems, computer installations or data centers, hospitals, air traffic control systems, security systems, utilities, railway, and military applications under the Absolyte and Sonnenschein brands. Further, it recycles lead-acid batteries. Exide Technologies markets its transportation batteries to the retailers and distributors of replacement batteries and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM); and industrial batteries to OEM suppliers of lift trucks, industrial and warehousing companies, retail distributors, and manufacturers. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Milton, Georgia.