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September 16, 2015

Johnson Controls presents new battery system for Advanced Start-Stop vehicles at the Frankfurt International Auto Show 2015

September 16, 2015

Johnson Controls expands global production of Start-Stop batteries to meet rising automaker demand

September 14, 2015

Johnson Controls partners with BAIC to expand in Chinese automotive battery market

August 13, 2015

Johnson Controls to build a new automotive battery plant in northeast China Further expanding manufacturing footprint in key emerging market

May 7, 2015

Johnson Controls and Lawrence Technological University go beyond the battery

April 20, 2015

Johnson Controls begins production of batteries for Start-Stop vehicles in China

January 12 , 2015

Johnson Controls batteries power America's No.1 selling truck

January 8, 2015

Johnson Controls to unveil new battery system for Advanced Start-Stop vehicles at the North American International Auto Show

January 6, 2015

Johnson Controls appoints Joe Walicki, vice president and president Power Solutions

December 2, 2014

Johnson Controls projects higher profitability across all three businesses in fiscal 2015

November 26, 2014

New PRO-LOGIX 6/12V 4.0A Battery Charger / Maintainer from Clore Automotive

November 17, 2014

Give your car battery another life

October 2, 2014

Quick Cable Launches New Battery Recycling Kit

June 4, 2014

Johnson Controls further expands its automotive battery footprint in China

November 8, 2013

Johnson Controls acquires majority share of MAC: Company strengthens commitment to Central and South American Automotive Battery Market

October 4, 2013

SOLAR 3001 12 Volt Commercial Jump Starter with Air from Clore Automotive

October 3, 2013

Johnson Controls Launches VARTA® Powersports Batteries in North America

Aug 28, 2013

Clore Automotive Launches New Blog Site - CloreInfo.com

Aug 7, 2013

Johnson Controls' batteries power Chevy Malibu's 2014 Start Stop vehicle

July 24, 2013

Johnson Controls Elects Alex Molinaroli Chief Executive Officer

June 6, 2013

Johnson Controls to supply Li-ion batteries to power hybrid trucks as part of Department of Energy program award

May 30, 2013

Johnson Controls receives top Club Car supplier award
World's largest manufacturer of golf cars recognizes company for its partnership

April 19, 2013

Johnson Controls to supply AGM batteries to Chery Jaguar Land Rover Advanced batteries will power energy efficient vehicles in China

January 14, 2013

Johnson Controls exceeds 18 million AGM batteries

January 14, 2013

Johnson Controls unveils Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module at North American International Auto Show

January 14, 2013

Johnson Controls' batteries power Ford's Fusion Auto Start-Stop vehicle

January 10, 2013

Johnson Controls to unveil Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module at North American International Auto Show

October 26, 2012

News Release Issued: October 26, 2012 7:51 PM EDT
Johnson Controls acts to facilitate A123 bankruptcy process

September 27, 2012 Johnson Controls agrees to withdraw lead-processing operations from its Shanghai battery plant

September 2012

Johnson Controls opens automotive battery recycling facility in Florence, South Carolina

May 2012

Johnson Controls battery halts idling, saves fuel

January 2012

We are excited to announce the 2012 BESA Annual Meeting. We will be at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The meeting is scheduled for April 24-27, 2012.

BESA Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

Meeting Information

October 2010

We are excited to announce the 2011 BESA Annual Meeting. We will be in Scottsdale again this year. The meeting is scheduled for May 3 - 6, 2011.

August 2010

Remy Battery is excided to announce the expansion of our operations into Escanaba, MI. We have seved this area for 15 years and look forward to offering expanded products and services to this community. Please see attached press release for full details.

October 15, 2010
Dear BESA Vendors: Attached you will find details from Erroll Fischer on the meeting. Should you have have questions or would like to schedule your presentation time please contact Erroll directly.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2011 BESA Annual Meeting.

More info
Meeting Itinerary

Erroll Fisher


May 27, 2010
Battery Disposal Bags Now Offered by Quick Cable®


April 20, 2010 - April 23, 2010
Battery and Electrical Specialists Association Annual General Meeting


March 8, 2010
Quick Cable® Launches New RESCUE™ Battery Containment Systems, Racks and Cabling Systems


August, 2009
The Noco Company Announces New Dual 8D Battery Box


August 20, 2009
BESA Web Site Upgrade Announcement


August, 2009
The Noco Company Announces New Dual 8D Battery Box


August 20, 2009
BESA Web Site Upgrade Announcement


The Noco Company Announces New Zinc (Zn) Battery Terminals
August 4, 2009

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2010 BESA Annual Meeting Announcement
July, 2009

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The Noco Company Announces Acquisition of Advanced Fishing Technologies
June 15, 2009

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Auto Meter Test Equipment Introduces BusPro 660 & BusPro 662 AGM Battery Optimized Multi-station Chargers
May 13, 2009

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2009 BESA Annual Meeting Dates Announced. April 21 – 24, 2009 at the Westin St. Louis, MO.
January 29, 2009

The Battery and Electrical Specialists Association (BESA) announced today the dates for their annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, MO. BESA members will begin arriving on April 21 for all those who want to attend the pre-registration social.

Click here to view the press release (PDF)


New BESA website member and vendor training
October 10, 2008

The new BESA website will be the center of all activity for members and vendors as the Cross Country Brand is introduced to the market over the next few months. It is important that all members and approved vendors use the website.

BESA will be providing website training for member and vendors on the following dates:

Member Dates and Times

October 17 5:00 a.m. PST
October 17 11:00 a.m. PST
October 23 8:00 a.m. PST
October 23 11:00 a.m. PST

Vendor Dates and Times

October 17 8:00 a.m. PST
October 23 10:00 a.m. PST

Thank you,

Roland Best
President, BESA


East Penn Brings UltraBattery Technology to North America
September 22, 2008
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East Penn has entered into an exclusive agreement with Furukawa Battery Co., LTD., a Japanese battery manufacturing company, to release a revolutionary new battery technology in North America. The UltraBattery, which will be manufactured by East Penn, combines an enhanced power negative electrode in a lead-acid battery.

The new technology enhances the ability of the battery to accept and deliver high levels of power with low levels of electrical resistance similar to a supercapacitor. Traditionally, supercapacitor and lead-acid batteries are separate components relying on electronic controllers and complex algorithms to switch power between both units. This new technology eliminates the need for additional electronic control and multiple energy storage devices.

The UltraBattery is ideal for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), which rely on a battery operated electric motor to meet peak power needs during acceleration and recapture energy normally wasted through braking to recharge the battery. In certain life cycle tests, this new battery, invented by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), the Australian national science agency, and developed/manufactured by Furukawa Battery Co., has exceeded the life cycles of its Nickel Metal Hydride counterpart for HEV applications. In addition to higher cycles, the UltraBattery utilizes a less cost-intensive technology and is easier to recycle than Nickel Metal Hydride and Lithium-Ion batteries.

While East Penn continues to explore new alternative battery technologies, the company also strongly believes there is a future role for lead-acid technology. This revolutionary lead-acid UltraBattery as well as other advancements in new battery technology helps prove that East Penn’s beliefs are well founded. The company is excited to explore the use of the UltraBattery in more than just HEVs, especially in applications where batteries continually operate at a partial state of charge.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, telecommunications, UPS, commercial, marine, and motive power markets. The company’s quality and environmental systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002, and ISO 14001:2004 requirements. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit the company web site at www.dekabatteries.com.