ECOBAT Technologies Ltd, through Manbat Ltd, its specialist UK battery distribution subsidiary, is pleased to announce that it has acquired PowerCell Industrial Battery Engineers Ltd, a leading industrial battery specialist based at Rayne in Essex that supplies and services batteries and chargers for all types of industrial applications.

“This acquisition is the perfect fit with our existing industrial battery business and strengthens our position within the industrial sector,” said Steve Sheppard, Manbat Ltd’s Managing Director. “It also further adds to the group’s battery distribution businesses, which are now based in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium & France.”

“Derek & Ingrid Anderson will stay within the business and will play an important role in the integration of PowerCell and Manbat Industrial, as well as in the general development of Manbat’s growing Industrial Division.”

Derek Anderson added: “The synergies between the businesses will make an incredible portfolio, one that will be well placed to take advantage of the opportunities that are arising in the UK, so we are excited by the possibilities.

“Manbat is now in a position to offer a truly national industrial division. I am looking forward to expanding this specialist side of the business by offering the market place a professional and knowledgeable sales team supported by a fully qualified and dedicated service team.”

The Industrial Division will continue to report to Steve Sheppard, Managing Director of Manbat Ltd.

The acquisition is also in line with the wider ECOBAT Technologies Ltd strategy to develop value added businesses both up and down stream of its core lead recycling and production business, which encompasses new battery distribution opportunities.

About Manbat Ltd

Originally founded as Manchester Batteries in 1952, Manbat Ltd is a business committed to providing its customers with top quality products that are backed up by exceptional customer service. As a result of these combined strengths, and its 60-year plus aftermarket heritage, Manbat has an unrivalled reputation as the UK’s premier automotive and commercial vehicle power storage product supplier and service provider.

About ECOBAT Technologies Group

ECOBAT Technologies is the world’s largest producer of lead, producing over 800,000 metric tonnes per year from over 15 facilities in Europe, the USA and South Africa. ECOBAT maximises the value of its operations by producing the highest quality lead and lead alloys, specifically designed for the battery, mining and other industries both from recycled and primary materials. In addition, ECOBAT processes and supplies, in various forms, silver, lead anodes and sheet, zinc, aluminum, industrial minerals, plastics, polyfoams, and provides services including spent battery collection and distribution of new batteries. Excellence is the watchword throughout all operations, but particularly in customer service, technical expertise and health, safety and environmental matters.

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