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A new company for a positive future

25 August 2016

IMHX 2016 at the NEC this September, is the first official UK appearance of ECOBAT Battery Technologies, a new company that has been formed from the consolidation of three independent businesses operating within the ECOBAT Technologies Group.

ECOBAT Battery Technologies is therefore an entirely new entity, which is able to offer a unique and comprehensive battery service across Europe.

The three consolidated businesses all have an enviable heritage and superb reputation within their home markets and in the case of Manbat Industrial, that heritage has enabled the company to establish itself as a leading provider of industrial batteries and related power storage equipment that is able to supply the appropriate equipment to ensure the most suitable overall package across a multitude of industrial sectors. The company is committed to ‘the power of partnership’, which means that it works alongside its manufacturing partners: US Battery, TAB and Sonnenshein, as well as Fronius and SPE for chargers, to deliver the very best for its customers.

In addition to its comprehensive range of products, it has four dedicated branches and the UK’s largest number of service engineers, which allows it to provide a truly national service encompassing specialist battery advice, alongside sales and service support.

Now brought together under a single European identity these businesses are able to benefit their existing customers and influence the far wider market, in a way they would not have been able as individuals.

The establishment of ECOBAT Battery Technologies is a strategic development that makes the entity Europe’s number one battery partner, offering a four-fold service from product conception, design and construction, to its regional and local circulation and end of life collection. In the process it is able to provide the most suitable solution for every aspect of the aftermarket battery supply business and demonstrate the power of partnership with its existing and future customers.

Alongside the very best in customer service, ECOBAT Battery Technologies is able to back up its offering with the brands that provide the opportunities that workshops need to develop their battery related business and with premium quality products that give their customers complete confidence. Prominent in its portfolio is Lucas, a brand widely recognised across the continent and offering huge potential for future growth.

ECOBAT's Myles Pemberton says: "Although we have established relationships with several premium quality industrial battery manufacturers across the European markets that we serve, there is certainly room for a brand that has the type of recognition that transcends boarders and endorses the truly pan-European nature of ECOBAT Battery Technologies.

"Although Lucas has its roots in the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors and in the UK where we have been responsible for the brand for a number of years, it is enjoying huge growth, the awareness of the brand is far wider because historically it was active across many other sectors and on a global stage. As a result, it is still a prominent brand that commands great influence.

"Therefore, despite already being equipped to offer the required power storage solution for our industrial customers, an expanded Lucas offering that caters for the industrial sector could certainly bring a new dimension to the ECOBAT Battery Technologies portfolio and subsequently bring benefits to many businesses in the process."

Environmental responsibilities are, quite correctly, a reality for all sectors of industry and the aftermarket is no different. Therefore, this is another area in which ECOBAT Battery Technologies can make a positive difference by providing a truly European closed-loop recycling service that takes care of all the waste management requirements for the workshop and ensures the most environmentally sensitive outcome for battery disposal.

As a result of these combined elements and the consolidation of the successful existing businesses, ECOBAT Battery Technologies is able to offer the European aftermarket a positive and unique solution that sets new standards across a wide range of requirements and delivers quality products and a level of service that will make a genuine difference to its customers and the profitability of their businesses.

The ECOBAT Battery Technologies industrial team will be ready and able to discuss the specific business needs of visitors attending the prestigious IMHX show, so visit stand 11N41 in hall 11.

Successful businesses are built on solid and dependable relationships that allow them to develop and grow. ECOBAT Battery Technologies has made partnership a foundation principle at the heart of its business ethos. Developing partnership is central in its relationship with its product suppliers, with recycling specialists and of course, with its customers. These partnerships provide the environment to power business growth and define ‘the power of partnership’.

 
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