Kendra Carter-Mansfield
Director of Marketing

Hawker Powersource, Inc. is Taking Safety to the Next Level with Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Listing

OOLTEWAH, Tennessee, March 9, 2022 – HAWKER® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, is taking industrial, electric-powered vehicle safety to the next level by obtaining UL 2580 Listing of its HAWKER FLEX® Li3 lithium-ion batteries. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global safety certification company that delivers Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC), training and advisory services worldwide. The UL 2580 Listing applies to batteries in electric vehicles such as forklift trucks, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) used in the material handling industry. UL 2580 Listing includes the assessment of several safety protocols such as simulated abuse conditions, as well as electrical, mechanical, and environmental testing. With the UL 2580 Listing of HAWKER FLEX® Li3 lithium-ion batteries, HAWKER® is committed to providing safe, dependable, and resilient power solutions for material handling applications. 

Combining the latest Li-ion chemistry with cost-effective modularity, HAWKER FLEX® Li3 lithium-ion batteries are engineered with high performance cells to deliver high energy capacity in a smaller footprint. They are also designed to meet Automotive / Rigorous Functional Safety Standard ISO 26262, making HAWKER® the first battery manufacturer to bring this compliance standard to the material handling industry. 

“Our HAWKER FLEX® Li3 lithium battery was engineered with the incorporation of the automotive safety standard ISO 26262, which integrates multiple safety redundancies, includes our integrated Battery Management System (BMS), and is now UL 2580,” said Dean Portney, VP Sales & Marketing at HAWKER®. “We are delivering a lithium product which rises to the highest level of safety in motive power.”

Ideal for heavy-duty applications, virtually maintenance-free HAWKER FLEX®Li3 lithium-ion batteries feature an integrated Battery Management System (BMS) that supports greater safety, reliability and battery life by performing auto-diagnosis, voltage limitation (charge and discharge) and communication of performance data. With modular construction, HAWKER FLEX® Li3 lithium-ion batteries are precisely engineered according to operational demand for a lower initial investment and can maintain a high State of Charge (SOC) because of its speed of recharge capabilities. 

For more information about HAWKER® and its full line of products, systems, and support, visit www.hawkerpowersource.com or contact your local HAWKER® representative.


Located in Ooltewah, TN, HAWKER® is the largest brand of industrial lead-acid batteries in the world, offering manufacturing, assembly, and sales capabilities. At HAWKER®, we craft custom hybrid motive power solutions for Class l, ll, and lll trucks to power customer’s unique daily operations. We offer the broadest product range in the industry — from traditional flooded lead acid, to thin plate pure lead (TPPL) and lithium batteries, high-frequency modular chargers, and data management tools and accessories - and provide experienced teams to turn those solutions into real cost savings for each unique operation. Our recommendations are data-based, our products are best in class, and our employees are dedicated to helping our customers improve their bottom line.

As a single-source supplier, HAWKER® can assess and design a completely custom motive power solution to empower and enhance each customer’s operation and optimize productivity, improve efficiency, and minimize costs. HAWKER® is proactively adapting to our customer’s ever-changing needs by innovating and finding solutions to their challenges via our Research and Development (R&D) engineers. Our robust portfolio of advanced technology solutions coupled with engineering, design, installation, and maintenance services makes HAWKER® the clear choice for all your motive power needs. More information regarding HAWKER® can be found at www.hawkerpowersource.com.


Sustainability at HAWKER® is about more than just the benefits and impacts of our products. Our commitment to sustainability encompasses many important environmental, social and governance issues. Sustainability is a fundamental part of how we manage our own operations. Minimizing our environmental footprint is a priority. Sustainability is our commitment to our employees, our customers and the communities we serve. Our products facilitate positive environmental, social and economic impacts around the world. To learn more visit: https://www.enersys.com/en/about-us/sustainability/.


HAWKER® and its affiliates are making this statement in order to satisfy the “Safe Harbor” provision contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any of the statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may include forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. A forward-looking statement predicts, projects, or uses future events as expectations or possibilities. Forward-looking statements may be based on expectations concerning future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties relating to operations and the economic environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by forward-looking statements, please see our risk factors as disclosed in the “Risk Factors” section of our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by HAWKER® and its affiliates on their website or otherwise. HAWKER® does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

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