Exide Technologies, now known as GNB, and previously known as CMP Batteries, is a cutting edge battery and charger manufacturer operating in the forklift and standby battery industries in 80 different countries. Founded in 1888, this global manufacturer of lead-acid batteries has been delivering compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs.

Originally founded as the Electric Storage Battery Company by W.W. Gibbs in 1888, the focus of the company lay in electric lighting, and in 1898 Exide batteries provided the submerged power for the US Navy’s first modern commissioned submarine, the USS Holland.

Exide has been at the forefront of many of the modern world’s electrical and mechanical inventions, continuously innovating their technologies, delivering cutting edge results around the world.

Exide is also committed to a greener future, being one of the largest secondary recyclers in the world, being one of the few companies with the ability to provide Total Battery Management, freeing customers from the burden of handling spent batteries in their own facilities.

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Exide operates in:

  • Transportation: automotive, marine, heavy duty, powersport, lawn & garden, golf cart battery applications.


  • GNB Motive: comprehensive battery and charging solutions for material handling, mining, and railroad locomotive starting needs.


  • GNB Network: energy storage solutions for telecom, UPS, utility, renewable and other critical systems.


Recently, Exide has announced groundbreaking Solar installations in Portugal, promoting sustainable practices in energy production and storage. It is launching two new photovoltaic installations with a total capacity of 3.8 MWp, which will be situated at Exide’s production facility in Castanheria do Ribatejo, and its recycling plant in Azabuja. It will be one of the largest self-consumption generation units with storage in Europe, conveying the potential for systems to be deployed at this scale. The new installations will be approximately 10,000 photovoltaic panels, and the energy produced will be enough to supply energy to over 2,000 homes.

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