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Frost & Sullivan Applauds East Penn for Emerging a One-stop Shop for Technologically Advanced Lead-acid Battery Products in the North American Market

April 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Frost & Sullivan Applauds East Penn for Emerging a One-stop Shop for Technologically Advanced Lead-acid Battery Products in the North American Market

East Penn’s environmental sustainability initiatives has further cemented its position as a leading market participant 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — April 19, 2016 — Based on its recent analysis of the lead-acid battery market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes East Penn Manufacturing with the 2016 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership. East Penn’s game-changing innovations have enabled it to deliver a broad, yet highly reliable product line of lead-acid batteries for a wide spectrum of industries including transportation, motive power, and back-up energy storage. Its superior product line also sets the company apart in a market where several existing and upcoming lead-acid vendors are focusing on limited market segments.

East Penn’s lead-acid batteries are highly scalable, as its products vary in voltage and voltage configurations, physical size, and construction formats (flooded and valve-regulated). The numerous battery iterations offer functional solutions and product offering flexibility to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket customer base.

Within the automotive segment, East Penn’s Transportation batteries support the powering needs of both consumer automotive and commercial truck segments, including cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), vans, heavy-duty trucks, and buses. Across the power sports segment, East Penn’s lead-acid batteries are used in motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and other utility vehicles. It presents large, heavy-duty batteries for agricultural equipment, maintenance-free smaller engine batteries for garden tractors, and a wide variety of batteries for marine applications. Furthermore, its valve-regulated lead-acid batteries are marketed to the back-up energy segment, which comprises the sectors of telecommunications, data centers, and electric grids. It also faithfully serves the Motive Power market with dependable power for material handling, mining, and railroad use.

“Offering a diverse product line is specifically beneficial for OEMs, as it alleviates their need to identify, evaluate, and select multiple battery vendors for their varying equipment, whether cars, SUVs, trucks, or other applications,” said Frost & Sullivan research consultant Imran Khan. “East Penn’s reputation for offering high quality and innovative batteries to various industries has helped it earn significant goodwill among its OEM, aftermarket, and industrial customers,” said Frost & Sullivan research manager Vishal Sapru.

A case in point is its advanced UltraBattery® lead-based battery technology, which is designed to deliver superior power and energy storage capability for the future integration of Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Smart Grids, Renewable Energy, and Back-up Power. The company continues to strategically reinvest to improve processes and technologies, provide a safe and clean work environment for its employees, and help recycle environmental waste. Frost & Sullivan ongoing analysis also points out that East Penn’s products have one of the lowest defect rates in the industry and unsurprisingly, it is the recipient of several ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certifications as well as hundreds of product quality and environmental awards.

“The company is a leading investor in environmental sustainability initiatives such as wastewater treatment at its plants,” noted Khan. “It has implemented an impressive recollection and recycling program that enables it to recycle nearly 100% of each spent battery component that comes to its facility. The company recycles over 20 million batteries a year in environmentally-safe, EPA-permitted facilities. Additionally, it has innovative processes and technologies that continue to reduce lead emissions even with increasing levels of battery production.”

For its vast product portfolio and its environment-friendly manufacturing practices in the lead-acid battery market, Frost & Sullivan is proud to honor East Penn Manufacturing with the 2016 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a comprehensive product line that caters to the breadth of the market it serves. The award recognizes the extent to which the product line meets customer base demands, the overall impact it has in terms of customer value, and its increased market share.

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research.

About East Penn Manufacturing

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, marine, commercial, UPS, telecommunications, and industrial markets. The company’s quality and environmental systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, and ISO 14001:2004 requirements. The company claims to have the largest, most modern single-site manufacturing facility in the world. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit our web site at www.dekabatteries.com.

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