Exide Wins “Supplier of the Year Award” from CLAAS Group

Exide Technologies (www.exidegroup.com), a leading provider of stored electrical energy solutions, has received the Supplier of the Year Award 2020 in the Quality category from CLAAS, a major agricultural machinery manufacturer. This is a special award acknowledging the high-quality of Exide’s market-leading batteries and aftersales service, and the successful long-term business relationship between the companies.

A successful partnership

Exide received the honour from CLAAS on April 26th, 2021. The companies have been working together for more than 20 years, with Exide providing best-in-class original equipment batteries for the manufacturer’s range of advanced combine harvesters, tractors, and other agricultural vehicles.

Exide batteries are produced in the company’s homologated and ISO/TS-certified manufacturing plant in Poznan, Poland, supplying the CLAAS plants in Germany, France and Russia. In addition to providing market-leading products, Exide provides CLAAS with the highest levels of aftersales service.

Teamwork and esteem

“We are delighted to award Exide this year’s quality award.” said Johannes Hohenhorst, Head of Purchasing CES, CLAAS. “I would like to thank Exide for the consistently high quality of its products and service. I hope we can continue to develop what has been a highly successful partnership between the two companies.”

“We are proud to receive this special supplier award,” said Michael Geiger, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Exide Technologies. “It’s a result of the high-quality teamwork of Exide employees, our longstanding original equipment experience, and the excellent cooperation that exists with CLAAS.”

CLAAS (www.claas-gruppe.com) is a family business founded in 1913 and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment. The company, with corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Westphalia, is the European market leader in combine harvesters. CLAAS is the world leader in another large product group, self-propelled forage harvesters. CLAAS is also a top performer in world-wide agricultural engineering with tractors, agricultural balers and green harvesting machinery. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art farming information technology. CLAAS has about 11,400 workers worldwide, and posted sales of 4.0 billion euros in the 2020 financial year.

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