After more than 20 years with Ecobat Battery Technologies, managing director Steve Sheppard has stepped down from his position, six years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Russell McBurnie succeeds him as managing director.
Following its purchase of Easystart Ireland last month, Ecobat Battery Technologies (Ecobat) is opening a new branch in Northern Ireland. The branch is located in Crumlin, Co Antrim and will be headed by Colin Watterson, managing director of Easystart since its founding in 2016 and a 20-year battery industry veteran. He will be joined by two Easystart colleagues, Jim Brennan and David McNeill.
Having recently been appointed as a key strategic partner for Exide in the UK & Ireland, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT) has recruited Brian Sanders and Scott Barker from Exide Technologies to spearhead the company’s nationwide push with the prominent original equipment (OE) brand with Carbon Boost 2.0 technology.
Having recently been appointed as a key strategic partner for Exide in the UK & Ireland, Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT) has recruited Brian Sanders and Scott Barker from Exide Technologies to spearhead the company’s nationwide push with the brand.
The central focus of Ecobat Battery Technologies’ (EBT) presence at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, was the launch of its One Box start/stop battery replacement solution, an initiative which proved to be one of the hits of the show.
Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT), formerly Manbat, will use the dual platforms provided by its stand in hall 20 and the event’s official workshop presentation area at Automechanika Birmingham, to publicise its all-in-one, start/stop battery analysis and replacement solution, One Box.
According to figures released by Varta, long-term battery partner of Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT), almost 90 per cent of the cars manufactured this year will feature start-stop technology. By 2020, more than 30 per cent of the vehicles entering independent workshops will also be equipped with this technology. All will be fitted with batteries specifically designed for these systems, without which they will malfunction and the battery, potentially fail.
Figures released by Ecobat Battery Technologies’ (EBT) long term battery partner, Varta, almost 90 per cent of the cars manufactured this year will feature start-stop technology, meaning that more than 30 per cent of all vehicles entering the independent workshop will be equipped with this feature by 2020. These vehicles use batteries specifically designed for these systems, without which they will malfunction and potentially fail.
The UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production industry, Automechanika Birmingham, welcomed 10,200 industry personnel to its 2018 event. Featuring 500 exhibitors from 26 countries in 9,400sqm of floor space, the organiser stated that more than 120 companies exhibited for the first time, including: AA Garage Guide, Snap-On, Ceramex, GSF Car Parts and Wurth Electronics. Tyres & Accessories joined the National Tyre Distributors Association in representing the UK tyre industry at what was a lively event for the automotive sector, with an emphasis on visitor interaction – a fact underlined by the three in-hall dedicated presentation spaces, in which speakers addressed major issues currently affecting the sector.
As a further example of its ongoing expansion, Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT), formerly Manbat, has moved into a new, purpose built 15,000sqft facility to allow it to satisfy the increasing demand for its range of premium quality batteries and charging solutions across its multiple business sectors, but particularly for the needs of its fast growing established automotive and commercial vehicle customer base.
Manchester Batteries has come a long way since Harry Pemberton started the business in 1952. Now known as Manbat Ltd., the firm is a leading supplier of automotive and industrial batteries in the UK, and since 2009 has been a part of the Ecobat Technologies group, the world’s largest producer and recycler of lead. In order to extend the strong position Manbat has built up in Britain, Ecobat has consolidated it into a new company, Ecobat Battery Technologies. The new firm was officially launched last month at Automechanika Frankfurt and at IMHX 2016 in Birmingham.
Last week’s Automechanika Frankfurt show was the exhibition debut for a new name in the battery world – Ecobat Battery Technologies. The company was recently created through the consolidation of three independent businesses operating within the Ecobat group, a consortium which itself spawned from Ecobat Technologies, the world’s largest producer of lead and lead alloys. With this entirely new entity, Ecobat says it intends to “offer a unique and comprehensive battery service across Europe.”