ZincFive and Cactus Traffic Announce Distribution Partnership for UPStealth 2 Products in Mexico

ZincFive’s UPStealth 2 products set to improve Mexico traffic system safety, reliability and environmental impact

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PORTLAND, Oregon—(August, 2021)— ZincFive, the world leader in nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries and transportation UPS solutions, and Cactus Traffic, a Mexico traffic products distribution leader, today announced its partnership to distribute ZincFive’s UPStealth 2 products, designed to provide uninterruptable, reliable and eco-friendly power to Mexico’s traffic intersections.

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“We are very happy to partner with Cactus Traffic. They have an excellent understanding of the traffic market in Mexico, and we are excited to be working together,” said Jeff McAleer, Vice President of Sales for Transportation, ZincFive.

“A great majority of cities in Mexico do not think about a battery backup system at their intersections due to their high costs and short lifetime,” said Sergio Arreola, Cactus Traffic Commercial Director. “However, with ZincFive and the company’s UPStealth 2 products, we are changing this belief thanks to the extended product lifetime.”

ZincFive’s nickel-zinc battery chemistry enables its battery backup systems to operate for up to five times the life of a lead-acid battery in a traffic intersection application with no required maintenance, according to McAleer. Whereas lead-acid batteries utilized in hot climates may need relatively frequent replacements, even when the end-user is diligent with performing required preventative maintenance.

“Municipalities who have implemented ZincFive’s UPStealth 2 products report back that they are very happy because they are saving money by not having to send their technicians out to perform maintenance as is the case with lead-acid batteries,” Arreola said. “In Mexico, it typically costs hundreds of dollars every time a technician and truck are dispatched to an intersection.”

There are nearly 70,000 signalized intersections across Mexico’s largest cities. Most manufacturers of lead acid-based UPS systems and batteries recommend battery maintenance at least 3-4 times per year. Add that up over 5 years, and it can become prohibitively expensive, added ZincFive’s McAleer.

“Although we have seen some of ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries perform for much longer, considering the total cost of ownership over just the first five years of use results in a savings of 35-40% when compared to the total costs associated with lead-acid based systems,” McAleer added. “That’s a substantial saving.”

Recently, ZincFive’s UPStealth 2 products were awarded Mexico’s Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) certification, which ensures they are safe to install for the intended purpose, will perform as intended, and meet all the technical specifications and regulations customers in Mexico expect.

If you work for a transportation agency looking for far more cost-effective, longer-lasting, safer, and much more eco-friendly battery systems for your intersections, email Jeff McAleer, VP Sales, ZincFive, jmcaleer@zincfive.com.

About ZincFive, Inc.
The modern electrified world requires safe, reliable, powerful, and green battery storage to realize the potential of technology for society. ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries are the high-power, fail-safe, fully recyclable battery technology powering the future. ZincFive is the world leader in innovation and delivery of nickel-zinc battery-based uninterruptible power solutions for mission-critical applications in Data Centers and Intelligent Transportation as well as providing batteries and storage solutions for Electric Grid reliability and Motive applications. With over 100 patents awarded, ZincFive leverages safe, green nickel-zinc chemistry within its solutions to provide high power density and performance simultaneous with superior safety and environmental advantages. ZincFive is a privately held company based in Tualatin, Oregon. zincfive.com.

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