Varta joins OESAA

Battery maker Varta has joined the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA).

Technical sales manager at Varta, Andy Cook, confirmed the news, saying: “Our new membership will help us support the independent garage further, especially in the area of new technology, where we have battery expertise on features like start-stop, where eight out of 10 start-stop cars fitted with an AGM technology battery, is one of ours.”

Original equipment suppliers work with vehicle manufacturers to produce parts and systems to exacting specifications, which conform to extremely rigorous material and manufacturing quality and safety standards. Varta join the likes of Schaeffler, ZF, Denso and Hella as manufacturers supplying the same parts to the UK aftermarket, as they do to vehicle manufacturers’ production lines.