EnerSys and its predecessor companies have been manufacturers of industrial batteries for over 100 years. The current company was formed in late 2000 to acquire from Yuasa Corporation (Japan) its reserve power and motive power battery businesses in North and South America.
In March 2002, we acquired the reserve power and motive power business of the Energy Storage Group of Invensys plc. In June 2005, we acquired the motive power battery business of FIAMM, S.p.A. (FIAMM), which complements our then existing European motive power business. We also made smaller acquisitions of a producer of specialty nickel-based batteries based in Germany; a producer of lithium power sources, primarily for aerospace & defense applications located in the USA; a lead-acid battery business in Switzerland; a manufacturing facility in China, and a 97% interest in a producer of industrial batteries, located in Bulgaria.
Today, our reserve power batteries are marketed and sold principally under the PowerSafe, DataSafe, Hawker, Genesis, ODYSSEY and CYCLON brands. Our motive power batteries are marketed and sold principally under the Hawker, IRONCLAD, General Battery, Fiamm Motive Power, Oldham and Express brands. We also manufacture and sell related direct current DC power products including chargers, electronic power equipment and a wide variety of battery accessories. Our battery products span a broad range of sizes, configurations and electrical capabilities, enabling us to meet a wide variety of customer applications.