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Global Technology Systems / www.gtspower.com / Headquarters: Framingham, Mass. / Employees: 50 / Specialty: Mobile power Mike Grosberg, COO: “With our commercialization expertise, we can provide our customers with tremendous run-time advantages.”
technologies. These are used in mobile devices including two-way radios, as well as mobile computers, barcode scanners and portable printers. The company’s products are used by government agencies, public safety officials and Fortune 500 businesses worldwide. GTS is headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and operates design, manufacturing and distribution centers throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. The company also has served as the exclusive worldwide manufacturer and designer of Honeywell Batteries since 2002.
Unlike much of its competition, GTS’s provides lower cost of ownership by working directly with endusers to provide specific products that address their needs. GTS does this by focusing specifically on the mobile worker. Grosberg estimates as many as 1 billion people depend on a mobile device to perform their duties, all of which depend on batteries. “We’re set up very differently because a lot of battery technology companies today are deep in the supply chain, so they don't really understand how their products are being used,” Grosberg says. “We’re going directly to end-users to provide technology that improves the productivity and performance of their mobile operations.” This is particularly important for GTS customers, who typically keep their mobile equipment for as long as 10 to 15 years. Customers such as package delivery firms rely on mobile scanners with batteries that can run 24 hours to sort millions of packages. From the OEM perspective, however, manufacturers launch new products constantly with hopes that clients will replace their fleets every five to seven years. “Our interest is the same as our customers,” Grosberg says. “We keep
gts says it strives to provide its clients with productivity through better battery technology.
EXPERTISE IN POWER
global technology systems is bringing batteries for the mobile workforce into the 21st century on the back of its reputation as a trusted expert in mobile power technology. by brian salgado
Unlike many battery manufacturers that work strictly for OEMs, Global Technology Systems (GTS) has made its name by working directly with end-users of its batteries since its inception in 1999. This distinction, according to COO Mike Grosberg, is the difference between customers getting the best performance available today vs. having to purchase new devices to get the latest in battery technology from manufacturers. “At GTS, we develop the next generation of mobile power technologies and help customers apply that technology to their existing radio, scanner, or rugged PDA,” Grosberg explains. “With our commercializa34
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tion expertise, we can provide our customers with tremendous runtime advantages.” GTS was founded in 1999 by Lawrence A. Murray, a U.S. military veteran, and is certified as a Massachusetts c-corporation. Murray’s military experience showed him the limitations of battery power in mission-critical situations, and his goal for GTS was to address the growing demands of powering mobile devices in a variety of applications. Today, GTS has a reputation as a trusted expert in mobile power technology through the design and manufacture of high-performance batteries, chargers and power management
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Applied Energy Solutions
Carter Control Systems
Global Technology Systems
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Fullerton Tool Co. Inc.
Honda of South Carolina
Sapa Extrusions North America
ACE Controls Inc.
Vendors Exchange International Inc.
EXEL North America
Capewell Components Co.
U.S. Sugar Corp.
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Lakeside Plastics Ltd.
Norpak Handling Ltd.
Mid-State Machine Products
TenCate Protective Fabrics
The Dupps Co.
Western Manufacturing Ltd.
Wisconsin Plastics Inc.
LaSalle Bristol LP
DAP Products Inc.
Honsa Ergonomic Technologies Inc.
Engineered Material Solutions LLC
Master Spas Inc.
U.S. Chemical & Plastics Inc.
Votaw Precision Technologies
Banker Steel Co.
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