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Tough Aussie Awarded

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


Exide batteries has just been awarded the prestigious “Toyota President’s Award for Design and Development” at the annual Toyota Supplier Conference held in April 2011.   The award recognizes excellence in design and development where application of leading battery technologies in close consultation with Toyota has resulted in a battery with superior performance for Camry and Aurion.

Five years of design and development by dedicated Exide technicians and staff has been recognised by Toyota with vehicle customers and battery purchasers being the ultimate beneficiaries of Exide’s commitment to deliver the best batteries in the world.

Exide Technologies is one of the largest battery suppliers to vehicle manufacturers based in Australia. Ongoing exchange of technologies with vehicle manufacturers enables Exide to remain at the forefront of meeting the needs of new vehicles. This, in turn, is supported by Exide's global connections with vehicle manufacturers around the world to ensure the latest technologies are employed to power the vehicles of the future.

Exide Technologies manufactures batteries designed and built for Australia’s extreme conditions at their TS16949 and ISO14001 accredited manufacturing facility located in Elizabeth, South Australia. Exide also operates a battery recycling facility in Wellington, New Zealand where around 1 million spent batteries are recycled every year contributing to a cleaner environment.

The award is testament to our Australian Made product and staff. Since 1935 we have been manufacturing world leading products in Australia, specifically designed for Australian conditions. We are proud to manufacture leading automotive product offerings – including the Extreme® and Extra® ranges – in Elizabeth, South Australia and we are delighted to be acknowledged by winning the Toyota President’s Award for Design and Development,” said John Cowpe – Exide Technologies Managing Director.


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