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Discover targets access

Canadian based battery supplier Discover Battery has added to its European sales team and distribution network in order to target the access market.

The company set up its European base in the Netherlands, and has already appointed several service suppliers in the Netherlands, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, and Finland as well adding four new product and business development managers.

Based in Italy, Stefano Giuliani will be responsible for South Europe, South East Europe, and France, while Netherlands based Johan van den Hartert will look after the Benelux and Nordic regions. Alex Marotz will handle Germany while Peter White is appointed to cover the UK and eastern European markets.

Lee Adams, president of Discover Battery, said: “As a market leader in motive power we have a long and successful history of supplying batteries to the North American and Asian powered access market, with leading manufacturers such as JLG, Genie, Sinoboom and Skyjack all benefiting from our advanced products. Following our recent appointments in Europe we are confident we can replicate this level of success as we look to provide the same performance, reliability and cost saving benefits that our other international customers have come to expect.”
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Discover Battery's range of dry cell traction batteries

The company will now look to supply the European market its range of sealed deep-cycle dry cell, gel and AES lithium batteries which, it claims, have been designed to cope with ‘real world’ challenges of electric boom and scissor lift applications and the demanding environments they are used in.

Peter White, product and business development manager, added: “The access platform market is extremely harsh for batteries as they have to withstand high levels of dust, humidity, extreme temperatures and vibration. The nature of how the platforms are used also inevitably leads to examples of being operated with partial state of charge. This normally causes major problems for most batteries; however, Discover has dedicated all of its knowledge and expertise over the past 20 years on developing batteries perfectly suited to cope with these conditions.”