Lead-acid battery maker Enersys is investing US$6.4 million to improve facilities at two of its advanced munitions batteries manufacturing facilities in response to “continuing growth” in its aerospace and defence businesses.
The company said the move will “expand and upgrade” its plants in Horsham, Pennsylvania and Tampa, Florida.
President and CEO David Shaffer (pictured) said: “We are experiencing strong demand for advanced batteries for multiple advanced weapon platforms as well as order growth for tactical vehicles, satellites and missile defence systems.”
“The investments being made at our Horsham and Tampa facilities are part of our plan to increase our aerospace and defence business and strengthen our global leadership within this market,” Shaffer said.
Last year, Enersys was awarded a long-term, US$71m contract for production and supply of batteries used by all branches of the US military in combat and tactical vehicles, as well as generators.