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Prestolite Electric, a leading global manufacturer of alternators, starters and new-energy solutions marketed under the Leece-Neville® Heavy Duty Systems and Prestolite® brands, was acquired by Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd. (Broad-Ocean), in 2016 and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of specialty rotary electrics. The acquisition, which expanded the Broad-Ocean/Prestolite business footprint to North, Central and South America as well as Europe, Africa, Australia and adjacent regions, signals a significant commitment to next-generation technologies.

In every category we serve, from light vehicle to extreme-duty, Prestolite rotating electric products deliver best-in-class performance, reliability and value. For us, it’s all about exceeding your expectations.

Prestolite and the Leece-Neville brand maintain a comprehensive, U.S.-based research and development facility in Novi, Mich., that supports vehicle manufacturers, fleet customers and the aftermarket. Prestolite also operates an expansive, modern manufacturing facility in Arcade, N.Y., and a distribution and customer service center in Florence, Ky.

The Prestolite and Leece-Neville product line includes high-output alternators and gear reduction starter motors for on- and off-highway trucks, military applications, mining vehicles, school and city buses, motor coaches and other uses. Prestolite manufactures IdlePro® and IdlePro Extreme® alternators and PowerPro® and PowerPro Extreme® starters. Please visit and to learn more.