Australian battery company R&J Batteries has opened a distribution warehouse in Onehunga, Auckland to better support its growing number of partners in the New Zealand cleaning industry.
Established in 1996, R&J Batteries has more than 20 company sites across Australia and supplies batteries for automotive, commercial, motorcycle, marine, deep cycle, solar and industrial batteries.
Its NZ warehouse has been operational since January from a temporary location and will expand into an adjacent customised site this month.
“Our goal is to provide our valued customers with the right battery and battery charger solution for scrubbers and sweepers,” said R&J Batteries’ industrial sales manager Mark Ray.
“The demanding use inherent in floor machine applications requires deep cycle power solutions that can provide maximum runtime and minimum downtime for maintenance.
“R&J offer a complete line of 6-volt and 12-volt flooded deep cycle, advanced VRLA/AGM and lithium iron phosphate battery solutions.”
R&J Batteries has also appointed Warrik Skulve to head up the company’s NZ operations.
“We have been incredibly fortunate in recruiting Warrik. He has long experience at a top level in the NZ battery industry in sales, marketing and technical training,” Ray said.
“Warrik holds a trade certificate in automotive electrical engineering and a diploma in sales management and has been involved in the battery industry for more than 10 years.”