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Written on June 30, 2015 at 9:24 am

Manbat & VARTA Working For Members


Manbat Ltd is the UK’s largest supplier of automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) batteries and therefore has long-standing and highly successful business relationships with many GROUPAUTO G-Truck members.


As the country’s primary distribution partner for Johnson Controls Inc., the company behind the famous VARTA® brand, Manbat is perfectly placed to provide members with the replacement batteries they need, when they need them.


New Technology

In September 2014, VARTA announced two new developments, which are now available through the Manbat branch network. The first is the VARTA Promotive EFB heavy-duty battery and the second, although less relevant to the CV sector, was the addition of the new EFB and AGM models into the Dynamic automotive range.


Nowadays, the power requirement placed on a typical heavy-duty commercial battery is huge as most trucks are now equipped with a multitude of electronic devices such as wide-ranging entertainment systems, fridges and even microwave ovens.


To address this demand, the new VARTA Promotive EFB is an innovative battery that incorporates EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) technology to meet the needs of today’s owner-driver and fleet operators.


The Promotive EFB is the first heavy-duty EFB battery with a unique acid circulator and is specifically designed for high-performance commercial vehicles with large power demands and intense vibration resistance requirements. Its technological features guarantee improved performance and reliability over previous models and the innovative acid circulator effectively prevents acid stratification, a major cause of battery failure.


As a result, the Promotive EFB, which is manufactured to the highest quality standards in Europe, is designed to last longer than any other battery on the market and will therefore provide reliable and dependable power for commercial vehicle fleets and dramatically reduce their unscheduled downtime.

The unique acid circulator is a benchmark VARTA technology that guarantees better acid circulation and keeps charge acceptance at the highest level. The battery will therefore last much longer and the risk of failure is significantly reduced.
Commenting on the range additions, Manbat’s marketing manager, Myles Pemberton said” “With the new VARTA Promotive EFB battery, GROUPAUTO members are now able to provide their customers with an innovative technology that is designed to suit the requirements of today’s fleet operators by providing increased levels of reliability.


For further details of any of the products in its comprehensive range, please call Manbat Customer Services on: 01743 218500 or visit:

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