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About First Battery

First Battery is a prominent manufacturer of lead-acid batteries in South Africa and has been at the forefront of battery technology and innovation for over 90 years.

The company was established in 1931 in East London, South Africa, and began producing automotive batteries at that time. Since then, First Battery has grown to become a leading manufacturer of a wide range of batteries for various applications, including automotive, marine, standby power, and renewable energy.

The batteries produced by First Battery are distributed to consumers in South Africa and around the world through a strategic network of local distributors and First Battery Centre franchises.

The company’s export reach spans over 40 countries worldwide, and its batteries have gained a reputation for being of high quality and reliability.

In addition to serving individual consumers, First Battery is the preferred choice of South African Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), including some of the most well-known brands in the automotive industry. These OEMs include Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Nissan, GM SA, BMW, Volkswagen SA, Renault, Ford, Nissan Diesel, and MAN. The fact that these industry leaders choose First Battery’s products is a testament to the quality and performance of the company’s batteries.

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