Century Batteries, Australia’s oldest and most recognised battery manufacturer, has unveiled plans for a multimillion-dollar upgrade of factory equipment and a significant upgrade and expansion of their research and development team.
Stu Stanners, General Manager Automotive Sales (Australia & New Zealand), said the investment would enable the company to boost annual production capacity by almost 20% to 1.3 million batteries.
“Manufacturing in Australia has fallen over the last two decades from 13 per cent of gross domestic product to 6 per cent,” he said.
“We are committed to continuous new product development and invest significantly in local manufacturing to ensure we set new standards in product performance.
“Almost every component needed for our manufacturing comes from other local manufacturers – whether that is lead ore from South Australia, recycled components from New South Wales and plastics and signage from Queensland.
“We have Australia’s back and we hope when you need a new battery next, you’ll insist on a Century battery and support an Australian made product.”
The company – which delivers its stored energy solutions to over 8000 resellers throughout Australia – was originally founded in 1928 and is now a division of Century Yuasa Batteries Pty Ltd and an affilliate of the GS Yuasa Corporation.