Citing higher costs of lead, Liebert last week announced a price increase for UPS batteries and battery cabinets. The increase, which averages 7 percent and takes effect Jan. 8, affects Emerson's Liebert brand of three-phase and Nfinity single-phase UPS models.
"Lead costs are rising at a rapid rate," said Scott Dysert, president of Liebert North America. "We are proactively collaborating with our suppliers to implement various productivity and cost improvements in an effort minimize the impact of the rising costs on our customers. We will continue to identify and evaluate other areas for cost containment."