EnerSys Delivers its 30,000th NexSys® Battery to global confectionary maker Perfetti Van Melle

READING, Pennsylvania, October 24, 2018 –

EnerSys® (NYSE: ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, recently delivered its 30,000th NexSys® battery to global confectionary manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle, maker of well-known candy brands such as Mentos® and Airheads®. The 30,000th battery is one of several NexSys® battery models that will power Perfetti Van Melle’s lift truck fleet in the company’s North American distribution center. Based in Hebron, Kentucky, the facility operates a mix of turret trucks, sit-down three-wheelers and stock pickers. 

Suitable for a range of Class I, II and III applications, NexSys® batteries offer material handling operations a minimal-gassing, virtually maintenance-free stored power solution. The batteries never require watering, reducing associated labor demands and the risk of spills from overwatering. Featuring proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, the NexSys® battery portfolio includes configurations that can fast-charge in just under an hour and be opportunity charged to work for up to sixteen hours. NexSys® batteries can even be put back into service before they are fully charged. 

“We are extremely pleased to have reached this milestone, as it represents a growing recognition among material handling operations that they no longer have to settle for high-maintenance, slow-charging batteries to power their lift truck fleets,” said Tim Wittig, Director – NexSys Products Americas, EnerSys. “With NexSys® batteries and their TPPL technology, material handlers have a much more flexible stored power option – one that eliminates time-intensive tasks such as watering and weekly equalization charging.”  

For Perfetti Van Melle’s North American distribution center, the selection of NexSys® batteries is already enabling a lower-maintenance workflow. “With their sealed design and near-maintenance-free performance, NexSys® batteries provided us with the spill-proof solution we needed,” said Travis Eilers, Distribution Center Manager for the company’s Hebron, Kentucky facility. “The opportunity charging flexibility is certainly welcome as well and is helping us streamline operations.” 

Classified as non-spillable electric storage batteries, NexSys® batteries are constructed with 99 percent pure lead. They provide unmatched performance across a wide range of temperatures, including cold storage applications. NexSys® batteries have a shelf life of up to two years at 77˚F and typically occupy up to 30 percent less space than the equivalent lead-calcium Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries due to the thin plate design’s high energy density properties.

For more information on EnerSys and its full line of products, systems and support, visit www.enersys.com. 


EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility and transportation industries, and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.


Perfetti Van Melle Benelux B.V. is a privately owned global company that was established in March 2001 through the merger of Perfetti SpA and Van Melle B.V. Perfetti Van Melle manufactures and distributes sugar confectionery and chewing gum products in more than 150 countries. Today Perfetti Van Melle is one of the world’s largest confectionery groups, marketing highly renowned brands such as Mentos, Frisk, Chupa Chups, Smint, Fruittella, Alpenliebe, Golia, Vivident, Airheads, Happydent & Big Babol. The Group has corporate headquarters in Italy and The Netherlands. U.S. operations are solely operated out of Erlanger, Kentucky.