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Press Release/2009-02-09


Enersys rewards Abacus for fast growing battery sales Newbury

UK, 9 February 2009 - Enersys, the global leader in stored DC power solutions, today announced that it has named Abacus as its European Distributor of the Year, on the basis of outstanding growth achieved in exceptionally challenging market conditions.
According to Chris Pretty, European Sales Director, Enersys, Abacus gained the award through achieving the fastest growth in Enersys European Distribution Network. He said, “Even before the credit crunch took hold, the trend for manufacturing to move out of the UK and Western Europe was well established. The growth achieved by Abacus in this climate is truly extraordinary, and is a tribute to the energy and enthusiasm invested by Tim Parker and his team.” Responding, Tim Parker, Battery Marketing Manager for Abacus, said, “Abacus’ partnership with Enersys has always been extremely strong. A combination of their outstanding battery technologies and Abacus’ differentiated ‘product to customer’ design in approach is yielding dividends for both companies and for our customers.”

Enersys is the global leader in stored DC power products for industrial applications. It offers an extensive line of specialty, reserve power, aerospace/defense and motive power batteries complemented with integrated services and systems.

Abacus focuses on the Enersys Valve Regulated Lead Acid range, supporting customers in the UK with services including design-in of the appropriate solution for their specific application as well as full production logistics.