Manbat joins forces with Batteries Accus Technologies

Latest ECOBAT acquisition adds fourth business to group

Published:  23 January, 2014

ECOBAT Technologies, owners of Manbat, have increased their battery supplier portfolio by adding Batteries Accus Technologies (BAT) to the group.

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, which will now be available to compliment the Varta and TAB brands already offered by BAT.

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."

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