HCB Technologies has introduced the Varta battery brand into New Zealand.
“Acknowledged as the world’s most recognised battery brand, HCB Technologies has introduced Varta engine starting batteries, trusted by Europe’s vehicle manufacturers”, says marketing manager Jeremy Singleton.
“Varta is a brand of Johnson Controls Power Solutions, (JCI) the world’s largest volume producer of batteries for conventional, Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles, and the first company to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles. Approximately one in every three vehicles manufactured around the world today is equipped with a JCI battery.”
The Varta brand has enjoyed a 125-year international history, and today Varta batteries and associated JCI systems are developed and factory-fitted by major manufacturers. Close collaboration with brands such as Audi, BMW, Ford and Mercedes Benz led JCI to develop Varta’s Silver Dynamic and Blue Dynamic batteries, which meet the power needs of high-performance vehicles and start/stop applications.
The downstream advantages of these European OEM partnerships is expertise, technology advances and proven reliability across the entire Varta battery range.
This year, approximately 70 percent of all newly manufactured vehicles, regardless of car segment and class, are anticipated to include start/stop functionality, and Varta’s Silver Dynamic and Blue Dynamic batteries use the most advanced technology to support the high energy demands of both advanced and entry-level start-stop vehicles.
The performance and reliability benefits of Varta Dynamic automotive batteries, compared to conventional batteries, includes higher cranking capability due to the patented Power Frame grid technology to maximise energy flow and corrosion resistance.
Varta batteries also offer OEM quality build levels for an exact fit and finish with outstanding vibration and impact resistance plus ongoing, thoroughly proven reliability and cranking performance across a wide range of highly demanding environmental conditions.
All Varta batteries carry a two-year warranty and are supplied and supported by HCB Technologies nationwide.
About HCB Technologies
HCB Technologies is the only 100 percent NZ-owned company trading nationally in the New Zealand wholesale battery market. Branches are located throughout the major centres, servicing customers directly or through a distributor network. Product categories include batteries for commercial transport, passenger vehicles, agriculture, construction, motorbike, motorsport and marine. Numerous standby industry applications are also supplied including fire and security, communications and renewable energy systems.
HCB Technologies owns the Battery Town brand and operates supply and marketing agreements with more than 100 “Battery Town” outlets of independent automotive electricians nationwide. The company operates as a member of Hellaby Holdings’ automotive division, which comprises market-leading wholesale distribution companies with a network of more than 90 branches across New Zealand and Australia.