Yuasa Battery were delighted to receive The Queen’s Award in 1986, and again in 1995. Since receiving these prestigious honours the company, which produces maintenance free, Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries, has continued to pioneer the manufacture and development of new products at their state-of-the-art UK manufacturing facility.
Having built a strong reputation for high-quality standby power and guaranteed long-life performance, Yuasa is proud to be the number one battery supplier in Europe. Products range in capacity from 0.8 to 540 ampere hours, and since UK production began in 1982 well over 80 million batteries have been produced at the company’s Ebbw Vale plant.
Over 60% of sales are exported, mainly within Europe, with the largest markets including uninterruptible power supply or UPS (emergency backup power for computer systems), security and fire alarm systems, telecommunications and other standby and cyclic power applications. In such a competitive environment, Yuasa has always remained at the forefront of technology whilst maintaining the highest possible standards and unrivalled reliability.
In 2003 the SWL series battery, an enhanced version of the NPL battery with 40% extra discharge capacity, was successfully launched. With the same attributes and operational characteristics as the NPL series, the SWL gives users the benefit of a common footprint and is the ideal upgrade for UPS and high rate discharge applications. More recently the new high capacity SWL3800 was also added to the range.
Yuasa’s EN and ENL series have rapidly become the industry’s choice for telecommunications, UPS and emergency lighting. These large endurance range lead acid batteries give up to 15 years of standby life, whilst their high gas recombination efficiency and sealed design eliminates the need for separate battery rooms.
The growth and sustainability Yuasa has achieved over 30 years in the UK have been firmly attributed to the company’s dedicated teams. Andrew Taylor, Managing Director of Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) Ltd commented: ‘We are very proud of our UK manufacturing facility and to have won The Queen’s Award for Export on two occasions.
“The development of new products, combined with the flexibility to adapt and meet the needs of changing market requirements, has ensured long-term sustainability for manufacturing these products here in the UK under highly competitive global conditions.”
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