International battery specialist Discover Battery, based out of the Netherlands, has recently strengthened its European network with the appointment of several service suppliers in the Netherlands, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, and Finland. It has also added four new Product & Business Development Managers to its team as it aims to provide increased levels of technical and customer support throughout Europe. Based in Italy, Stefano Giuliani will be responsible for South Europe, South East Europe, and France, while Netherlands-based Johan van den Hartert will be responsible for Benelux, and the Nordics. Alex Marotz takes responsibility for Germany while Peter White is appointed to cover the UK and eastern European markets.
Lee Adams, President of Discover Battery, said: “As a market leader in motive power we have a long and successful history of supplying batteries to the North American and Asian powered access market, with leading manufacturers such as JLG, Genie, Sinoboom and Skyjack all benefiting from our advanced products. Following our recent appointments in Europe we are confident we can replicate this level of success as we look to provide the same performance, reliability and cost saving benefits that our other international customers have come to expect.”
Discover Battery will now offer its extensive range of sealed deep-cycle Dry Cell, Gel and AES Lithium batteries to the European powered access market. Benefits offered include reduced maintenance, higher operating voltages, longer runtimes, and the ability to withstand deep discharges. They have also been designed to cope with ‘real world’ challenges of electric boom and scissor lift applications and the demanding environments they are used in.
Peter White, Product & Business Development Manager UK, added: “The access platform market is extremely harsh for batteries as they have to withstand high levels of dust, humidity, extreme temperatures and vibration. The nature of how the platforms are used also inevitably leads to examples of being operated with partial state of charge. This normally causes major problems for most batteries; however, Discover has dedicated all of its knowledge and expertise over the past 20 years on developing batteries perfectly suited to cope with these conditions.”
White concludes: “This is a really interesting time to enter the European powered access market, and after building up our team and network of service suppliers we are now in a position where we can actively engage and support the needs of our existing and new customers with a range of products perfectly tailored for their use. We are looking forward to growing our network and product offering in Europe and have a number of exciting announcements planned for the start of next year.”