Battery giant Exide Technologies has obtained type approval for 24 of its lead-acid marine and leisure batteries from DNV GL
The international certification body approved four new Exide AGM batteries for the first time following independent tests to determine if the products meet the highest standards of safety and reliability at sea.
Twenty of the US firm’s GEL and AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries were reapproved, four years after first achieving the status.
As part of the certification process, DNV GL travelled to Exide’s factories in Spain, Germany, Italy and the United States, examining quality controls and the standard of batteries produced at each location.
“We are very proud of this accomplishment. DNV GL certification is the ultimate endorsement for a marine product, showing that meticulous care went into every detail,” said Michael Geiger, VP Sales & Marketing – EMEA at Exide Technologies.
The stringent certification process must be repeated every four years to ensure continued compliance.