Johnson Controls Power Solutions has reached agreements to provide absorbent glass mat and flooded batteries to Navistar and MAN Truck and Bus.
The Milwaukee-based company will supply the products under its Fleetrite brand for Navistar’s three North American original equipment plants, as well as more than 700 truck and bus dealerships in the aftermarket. Johnson Controls will also provide AGM batteries from its factory in Hanover, Germany to MAN Truck and Bus’ European OEM plants and aftermarket service centers.
"As fleet technology continues to advance and anti-idling environmental regulations expand, batteries will play a critical role in delivering a more comfortable, safe, and efficient driving experience," said Petar Oklobdzija, group vice president and general manager of original equipment, Johnson Controls Power Solutions. "Our AGM batteries are engineered to address these demands – both today and in the future. Johnson Controls will continue to invest in our operations to support this growing industry and will work closely with our partners to deliver sustainable, innovative solutions."
According to Johnson Controls, its AGM batteries can eliminate up to 11 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions generated from idling trucks in the U.S. and save a billion gallons of fuel consumed at a cost of around $3 billion annually.