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Ecobat to showcase at Automechanika

Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT), formally Manbat, is making it two in a row in Birmingham as the company again exhibits at Automechanika, the UK’s premier aftermarket event, although this time under its full pan-European EBT identification.

“We had a great show last June, where we appeared for the last time as Manbat,” said EBT’s marketing manager, Myles Pemberton, “so we look forward with some anticipation to this June’s event, as we exhibit for the first time in the UK with our complete EBT branding.

“Although many visitors will still be less familiar with EBT than they were with the Manbat name, the brands we supply – VARTA®, Lucas and Numax, as well as NOCO chargers – will be instantly recognised, as will the subject knowledge of our team of experienced advisers.

“In addition to the products we’ll have on display, other key messages we want to pass on to visitors include the impact of new technology, particularly concerning vehicle electronics and the battery, which these days is central to the entire electrical system, as well as installation issues and battery testing procedures.

“To aid us with these objectives, we are backing up our presence on our main stand, which is situated in hall 18 (18A40), with two additional activities in the form of both a technical seminar presentation and another stand, this one in the interactive workshop feature area.

“The technical seminar, which is entitled ‘Getting To Grips With Battery Technology’ will be presented by our technical manager John Bentley and address the fact that due to the electrical demands of the modern vehicle, batteries play a central role in their correct operation. Understanding the technology and the need to keep batteries in good order, as well as how to replace and validate them into the system, is vital to the competitiveness of the workshop.

“As workshops are faced with a growing number of vehicles fitted with start-stop systems, which need specialist batteries to function correctly, the subject of battery replacement comes into focus. Not only do these vehicles need the correct battery, they also have to be ‘validated’ into the system and this is where the interactive workshop comes in, because on the EBT stand, we will show visitors how this is done.

“With so much to offer visitors, it is little wonder that we are looking forward to the event and to welcoming as many as possible to each of our various information focused features and attractions.”

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