Written on January 27, 2014 at 11:36 am
Manbat & Batteries Accus Technologies Join Forces
The continual growth of Manbat Ltd under the ownership of ECOBAT Technologies Ltd shows no sign of slowing down with the announcement that French battery distributor Batteries Accus Technologies (BAT) is the latest specialist battery business to join the group fold.
The acquisition, completed on Tuesday 17th December 2013, brings a fourth European battery distribution business into ECOBAT’s Global Battery Distribution Division, which now consists of Manbat (UK and Republic of Ireland), Hefra (Netherlands), ACA (Belgium) and now, Batteries Accus Technologies (France).
Based in Varennes Vauzelles in Burgundy, BAT is a true battery specialist, supplying into most market sectors and is an excellent strategic fit with Manbat and its widely recognised Lucas, VARTA and Numax battery brands.
Commenting on the acquisition, Manbat’s managing director, Steve Sheppard said: “This latest acquisition demonstrates ECOBAT’s commitment to develop the battery distribution division alongside its formidable lead production and recycling capabilities.”
“Although it will trade independently, BAT will be supported by Manbat to assist them to realise the current development strategy under the leadership of existing director, Frederic Levert-Frebault.”
“The Manbat marketing and commercial team is looking forward to contributing towards expanding the group’s presence within the French aftermarket, whilst understanding that Frederic and his team will create the commercial policies designed to deliver the growth.”