Automechanika Birmingham, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham this week provided the first opportunity for all sectors of the UK and Ireland aftermarket to interact with Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT), which was formed in September last year when Manbat UK, Manbat France and HEFRA BV – all independent businesses operating within the ECOBAT group – were brought together under a single European identity.
The three consolidated businesses all had an enviable heritage and superb reputation within their home markets, which enabled them to establish themselves as formidable enterprises delivering excellent levels of national service across the UK and Ireland, France and Benelux respectively
With EBT, the Ecobat group, which itself has grown out of ECOBAT Technologies – the world’s largest producer of lead and lead alloys – has an effective platform from which to offer a unique and comprehensive battery service throughout Europe that is able to benefit existing and future customers alike.
This strategic plan has made EBT 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, EBT is able to back up its offering with the brands that provide the opportunities that workshops need to develop their battery related business 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. However, this is not to overlook the company’s other brands such as Numax, VMF and VARTA®, all of which play an important role in providing the depth of range necessary to ensure the ideal product solution.
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 EBT 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, EBT 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.
For further details, please contact Ecobat Battery Technologies on: 01743 218500 or visit: www.ecobat.tech