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Enersys wraps up mega deal, Trojan unpacks lithium surprise

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Enersys has invested in an expensive gift with its acquisition of Alpha Technologies, as we report in the latest issue of BEST Battery Briefing...

But the deal shows there is plenty of life in batteries— as is always the case with lead-acid. Securing its grip on the power solutions market— and positioning Enersys’ products as the de facto technology of choice for the lucrative telecoms sector— is a smart move. 

Trojan’s incursion behind lithium lines, following Exide’s example in the US earlier, is another smart move to broaden the business base for lead-battery firms, as we also report.

Meanwhile, China and South Korea continue to cosy up to each other, at least in the batteries business, to take on the rest of the world.

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