EnerSys (ticker: ENS, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
EnerSys Expands Global Presence with New Russian FacilityJune 2004 - EnerSys, well known for its leading-edge battery system solutions, has expanded its global presence with a new sales and service subsidiary in Russia that opened June 1, 2004. With headquarters in Moscow, the new company, ZAO EnerSys, will concentrate on providing sales, service, and customer support to the Russian traction battery sector as well as developing opportunities for EnerSys in the region. The new facility supports the company's strategic vision of expanding and strengthening EnerSys' presence and market leadership in the worldwide industrial battery industry.
John Craig, Chairman, President and CEO of EnerSys, commented, "We see the Russian Federation as a key growth area in the industrial battery market. Our goal with this new subsidiary is to provide the same service, support, and high-quality products to the traction battery industry, as we did with our Hawker brand of batteries, which quickly became a leading brand in the Russian stationary battery market." EnerSys, which has sold and serviced its stationary batteries in Moscow since 1992 under the name VARTA/Hawker (now Hawker), already has a strong presence in the Russian Federation. Now, the new local subsidiary will build on that presence by providing sales and service support of traction batteries to this region. In addition to locally stocking common types of batteries used in the Russian market, the new subsidiary will stock Western floor conveyor batteries to quickly provide customers with the batteries required for their specific applications. Customers will also receive service and technical support via the local staff in Moscow.
The address of the new traction battery subsidiary in Moscow is the same as the address for the stationary battery subsidiary:
Ul. Bojzovaja 27
Tel: +7 095 105-5646
Fax: +7 095 105-5647
Sergej Gulin and Viktor Raspertov are in charge of the traction battery subsidiary, and Gennady Biryulev and Arkady Shoshenksi are responsible for stationary batteries.