In 1906, two high school seniors, Frank Carlile and Leon Doughty, envisioned a future where the new technology of electricity would power the nation into a new century. Carlile and Doughty followed this first success by recognizing the opportunities emerging in the nascent automotive industry. Their company C&D, combined by the first letter of their surname, began producing automotive batteries.
With 100 years development, now C&D Technologies Inc becomes a high-tech company which produces and markets systems for the conversion and storage of electrical power. C&D provides solutions and services for the switchgear and control (utility), telecommunications, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS industries), as well as emerging markets such as solar power. C&D Technologies engineers, manufactures, sells and services fully integrated reserve power systems for regulating and monitoring power flow and providing backup power in the event of primary power loss until the primary source can be restored. C&D Technologies has more than 2000 staff worldwide, 400 world class distributors, 6 global manufacturing sites, 2 R&D centers and 4 logistic centers in Europe and Middle East.
In 1999, C&D Technologies purchased DYNASTY division of American JCI. who had 67% share of Shanghai JCI Battery Co., Ltd.. After the purchase, C&D technologies and Shanghai Electrical App. Corporation invested the joint venture - Shanghai C&D Battery Co., Ltd. together. C&D Technologies owns 67% share and manages it. The total investment is USD 50 million. At the beginning of 2012, C&D Technologies decided to buy Shanghai Electrical App. Corporation 's one-third stake of Shanghai C&D in line with the development requirement and fundamental interest of both parties. By the end of July, C&D Technologies announced formally that the C&D Technologies Shanghai operations are now wholly owned by C&D Technologies.
Total area of Shanghai C&D Battery Co., Ltd. (SC&D) is 72,000 m2, with a construction area of 32,000 m2 with 500 employees.SC&D mainly produce LIBERTY, MPS, UPS, TEL front access series battery. SC&D has the most advanced production line of US 21st. Century. The products are exported to Europe, America, Australia and Asia-pacific area.
SC&D continuously commits to managing the risks associated with hazardous substances to comply with the highest environmental, health and safety standards. C&D is very proud of his continuous focus on environmental leadership in China manufacturing and the recognition of his efforts and investments through various awards and certifications such as ISO9001-2004, ISO 14001-2004, UL, TLC, QC-080000, Network Access Certification of P.R.C and National Manufacture License of Industry Product etc.
C&D's success benefits from a continuous innovative technology, high-level design and quality of manufacturing, high efficient distribution channel and dependable customer service. Today with full energy, C&D is ready for seizing the opportunity and meeting the challenge under the fast development of China and the world.