Exide Wins “Supplier of the Year Award” from CLAAS Group

  • Exide wins Supplier of the Year Award in the Quality category
  • Exide supplies original equipment batteries to CLAAS plants in multiple countries, and has worked with the agricultural manufacturer for more than 20 years


Gennevilliers, France – (May 19, 2021) – Exide Technologies (www.exidegroup.com), a leading provider of stored electrical energy solutions, has received the Supplier of the Year Award 2020 in the Quality category from CLAAS, a major agricultural machinery manufacturer. This is a special award acknowledging the high-quality of Exide’s market-leading batteries and aftersales service, and the successful long-term business relationship between the companies.

A successful partnership

Exide received the honour from CLAAS on April 26th, 2021. The companies have been working together for more than 20 years, with Exide providing best-in-class original equipment batteries for the manufacturer’s range of advanced combine harvesters, tractors, and other agricultural vehicles.

Exide batteries are produced in the company’s homologated and ISO/TS-certified manufacturing plant in Poznan, Poland, supplying the CLAAS plants in Germany, France and Russia. In addition to providing market-leading products, Exide provides CLAAS with the highest levels of aftersales service.

Teamwork and esteem

“We are delighted to award Exide this year’s quality award.” said Johannes Hohenhorst, Head of Purchasing CES, CLAAS. “I would like to thank Exide for the consistently high quality of its products and service. I hope we can continue to develop what has been a highly successful partnership between the two companies.”

“We are proud to receive this special supplier award,” said Michael Geiger, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Exide Technologies. “It’s a result of the high-quality teamwork of Exide employees, our longstanding original equipment experience, and the excellent cooperation that exists with CLAAS.”

CLAAS (www.claas-gruppe.com) is a family business founded in 1913 and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment. The company, with corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Westphalia, is the European market leader in combine harvesters. CLAAS is the world leader in another large product group, self-propelled forage harvesters. CLAAS is also a top performer in world-wide agricultural engineering with tractors, agricultural balers and green harvesting machinery. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art farming information technology. CLAAS has about 11,400 workers worldwide, and posted sales of 4.0 billion euros in the 2020 financial year.


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About Exide Technologies:

Exide Technologies, headquartered near Paris, France, is a leading provider of advanced energy storage solutions for the automotive and industrial markets. It designs, manufactures and markets today´s and next-generation battery technologies used across a wide range of applications, from automotive and off-road to material handling, stationary, rail and defense. Exide Technologies serves the global markets with top-notch battery technologies, know-how & added-value services under many well-known brands. As an original equipment manufacturer to leading automotive and industrial equipment manufacturers, Exide Technologies has been involved in many of the significant breakthrough energy-storage developments that are enabling innovation across the markets. With two R&D facilities, nine production plants and three recycling plants in Europe, Exide is committed to high-quality engineering, manufacturing and recycling, and continues to power the world with the most efficient energy solutions and helping customers maximize productivity and performance. In the fiscal year 2020, Exide achieved a turnover of 1.4 billion EUR.


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