Charging ahead

As the global leader in stored energy solutions, Don Hawkins General Manager, Motive Power ANZ and Jacques Smit, National Sales and Marketing Manager at Enersys Australia share an exciting announcement that will heighten the Australian industrial market.

Energy efficiency, reliability and sustainability are at the forefront of EnerSys’ values. The company is the industrial technology leader serving the global community with mission critical stored energy solutions.

“At EnerSys, our purpose is more than simply building batteries and energy systems,”  Don Hawkins General Manager, Motive Power Australia and New Zealand at Enersys Australia says. Don highlights the company’s commitment to powering the future, not just forklifts.

EnerSys first began manufacturing batteries for industrial use over 100 years ago and is headquartered in the United States.

“EnerSys has grown to become a multibillion-dollar global industrial technology enterprise, delivering energy storage systems and solutions to customers across a wide range of industries and applications,” Jacques Smit, National Sales and Marketing Manager at Enersys Australia says. “With global manufacturing and operations serving over 10,000 customers in 100 countries, we are the recognized global leader for stored energy solutions and systems.”

Welcome to the market

EnerSys has been on Australian shores since 2003 and has delivered high end solutions to the market through supply agreement partnerships with OEM’s.

Today, EnerSys is opening their advanced technology to the entire Australia and New Zealand market and gearing up for a busy year ahead. “It’s an exciting time to be in the open market. We continue to provide for our major clients and are confident the wider market can experience the same high level of service through our intelligent and flexible power systems,” Don says.

EnerSys maintains its leadership position by providing customers with world-class products and services, achieved through total employee involvement, teamwork, and supplier partnerships. Exceeding our customers’ expectations and supplying the highest quality products and services are paramount at EnerSys.

“We have a suite of tried, tested and proven products that are world renowned It’s time for Australia to experience next generation technology that will make their operation more productive and profitable in the long run,” Don says.

However, the wider global business does not only focus on motive power. “We complement our extensive line of motive power, reserve power, and specialty batteries with a full range of integrated services and systems” Don says.

Adjusting to change is at the forefront of 2021 and Jacques says the national entity in Australia has evolving facilities in each state. “We have two major factories in Melbourne, including a very sophisticated manufacturing plant in Somerton. We bring a lot more to the table by owning the complete value chain than any other traditional battery company.”

Next generation technology

EnerSys has successfully developed and delivered technologies to help advance the Australian & New Zealand materials handling industry, specifically to the DC power sector. Not only is the technology optimised, but it’s also a gamechanger for meeting sustainability strategy.

Looking at the technology itself, NexSys PURE is a high-performance alternative to conventional lead-acid batteries that provides extra-life or extra energy throughput per day.

There is raising concern about the end-of-life of new technologies that are approaching the materials handling market. “NexSys PURE batteries are 99 per cent recyclable. This product delivers equivalent features to Lithium and is a sustainable eco-friendly power supply” Jacques says.

“We’ve seen the world dramatically change in the last twelve months and so are we. Moving into the open market with proven technology is a fantastic window of opportunity for Australian businesses to collaborate with a global market leader in industrial applications,” Don says.

“With the latest NexSys family of Advanced Technologies, Australian & New Zealand operations will experience Intelligent, Flexible Power that will sustain operations offering fantastic TCO and ROI. The local AU/NZ business are following the global direction on making these technologies available to all users in the AU/NZ markets,” Jacques concludes.



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