Enersys Becomes Official Partner of Team Penske
January 29, 2014
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 29, 2014) – Team Penske and EnerSys announced today a multi-year agreement that will call for EnerSys to become an Official Partner of Team Penske beginning in 2014. EnerSys will become an integral partner with Team Penske and will have its ODYSSEY Battery brand on the b-post of the No. 22 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Ford Mustang beginning in Daytona.
EnerSys is the largest industrial battery manufacturer in the world, operating manufacturing and assembly facilities worldwide for customers in over 100 countries with worldwide headquarters located in Reading, Pennsylvania and regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. EnerSys is positioned to provide expertise in designing, building, installing and maintaining a comprehensive stored energy solution for industrial applications throughout the world.
The company's products and services are focused on three primary markets - motive power, reserve power and aerospace & defense. Commonly known EnerSys® brands include PowerSafe®, Genesis®, ODYSSEY® Battery, Ironclad® and General Battery™ brands among many others.
“We welcome EnerSys to Team Penske and we are excited about this new relationship,” said Roger Penske. “EnerSys is a worldwide company with established and well-known brands. We look forward to integrating these brands and the company into our championship-winning teams competing in NASCAR.”
Team Penske has won three NASCAR championships over the last four years, including the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title with Brad Keselowski. Keselowski also won the 2010 NASCAR NNS crown, while Team Penske earned the 2013 NNS owner’s title.
“To be able to partner with Team Penske is a great opportunity and something we jumped at being a part of,” said EnerSys President - Americas Todd Sechrist. “Roger Penske and everyone involved with the team are top notch and have already been very accommodating. The ability to build EnerSys and our various brands of batteries to the motorsports market is something we see as a huge opportunity. It will also allow us to work on some great business-to-business programs with the other Team Penske sponsors, which will be a ‘win-win’ for everyone.”
The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will kick off Saturday night, February 15 for the official start of Daytona Speedweeks and the running of the non-points special event Sprint Unlimited. The NASCAR Nationwide Series season is set to begin on February 22 while the 56th running of the Daytona 500 is set for February 23.
EnerSys, the world 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 aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and government and by 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. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
About Team Penske
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced more than 380 major race wins, over 430 pole positions and 25 National Championships. The team has also earned 15 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.