Sven Simon, Member of the European Parliament, Visits Exide’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Büdingen
Gennevilliers, France – (November 05, 2019) – Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies (www.exidegroup.com), a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, hosted a visit by Sven Simon, Member of the European Parliament, at its manufacturing plant last week in Büdingen, Germany. The visit included discussions about Exide’s industrial and environmental activities, and the future of battery technology in reducing carbon emissions.
Simon, a member of the Christian Democratic Union party of Germany (CDU), was elected to the European Parliament for the first time in 2019. The MEP, a law professor with an interest in sustainable growth, was briefed on the innovation and next-generation manufacturing being conducted at the Exide plant, and also received an official tour.
Exide, as a member of EUROBAT (the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers), is engaged in efforts to decarbonize the battery industry. As it aims for sustainability in energy production and storage, its strong investment in R&D has put it at the cutting edge of battery solutions in the steady transition to a decarbonized energy sector.
“We were delighted to welcome Sven Simon MEP to our facilities in Büdingen,” said Karsten Kurz, Director Environmental Affairs, Europe, at Exide Technologies. “We spoke about high-quality manufacturing jobs, growth opportunities in the battery market, and the ability for battery technology to bring stability to energy markets and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.”
“I was pleased to visit the Exide plant, and find out more about the advanced manufacturing activities taking place in Büdingen. It is great to see a global business like Exide taking advantage of the skilled workforce in the region,” said Sven Simon. “We discussed trends and concerns in the industry, battery recycling best practices, opportunities for growth, and the importance of environmentally sound energy-storage solutions.”
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For more than 130 years, Exide Technologies (www.exidegroup.com) has been Powering the World Forward as a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the Automotive and Industrial markets. Headquartered in Milton, Georgia, Exide operates in 80 countries with more than 9,000 employees. Exide produces a range of battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for the Automotive, Energy Solutions and Motion markets and industries including agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. As one of the world’s largest secondary recyclers, the company is committed to environmental sustainability.
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