National Battery was established in 1931 - the first batteries
were produced in South Africa on the 22 September 1931 - and is
the leading battery manufacturer in South Africa. Batteries produced
automotive starter (SLI), mining traction, DIN and BS materials
handling batteries, miners caplamps, standby, marine, leisure (boats-caravans)
and for solar/rural power storage.
more than 2.2 million batteries are produced and reach consumers
in South Africa through strategically located distributors and the
extremely successful Battery
Centre franchise and exported to more than 30 countries
worldwide. All products comply with international performance standards
and are manufactured in accordance with ISO9001:2008, VDA6.3 and
ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality systems.
lead acid batteries are recycled through it’s own battery breaker
and smelter which comply with the most stringent environmental controls
to achieve ISO14001:2004 listing. This process ensures lead and polypropylene
are reused in the manufacture of high quality lead alloys and plastic
components, as well as a cleaner environment.
produced by First National Battery are the first
choice amongst South African Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
Mercedes Benz,Toyota, Nissan, GM SA, BMW, Volkswagen SA,
Renault, Nissan Diesel and MAN.
batteries are supplied to materials handling forktruck OEM’s
BT, Clarke, Crown, Daewoo, Jungheinrich, Komatsu, Linde, TCM, Toyota,
Hyster and Nissan. Most major gold, coal and platinum mines use locomotive
traction and mine lighting batteries produced by the company, as
do local power generation utilities, railways and telecommunications
companies. They rely on standby batteries – including Planté – produced
by the company.
16949 : 2009
9001 : 2008