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5 September, 2019

R&J Batteries 2019 Federation Business School Business of the Year

2019-09-05T11:37:09+00:00September 5th, 2019|Ballarat, R & J Batteries, Uncategorized|

R&J Batteries Win 2019 Federation Business School Business of the Year Recognised for our Hard Work and Outstanding Customer Service We did it and we couldn’t be prouder of our achievement! We were hopeful of winning the Ballarat Community Health Customer Service Award but to also take out the Federation Business School Business of the Year Award is truly amazing. “It is a massive honour to accept the Business of the Year award on behalf of R&J Batteries. The origins of our story typify the hard work that the founders and our team do. It is what makes this family owned business a success. It is a wonderful feeling. It is affirmation of the hard work that Ray Robson, our founder and Managing Director does and that we are doing ok and will continue to do so. Winning Business of the Year gives us a lot of pride. We will celebrate it. It’s a morale booster for everyone.” – Stuart Hamilton. Both the Ballarat Community Health Customer Service Award and the Federation Business School Business of the Year Award are wonderful recognition of the hard work and outstanding Customer Service the Ballarat team give each and every day; well done Ash and the team! Achievements and recognition like this don’t happen overnight, it takes a continual focus on delivering the best possible service and making sure we do everything to the best of our abilities. Our Ballarat store is our founding location and for almost 25 years the Ballarat [...]

19 August, 2019

R&J Batteries Doveton – Eastern Distribution Centre Open for Business

2019-08-21T13:53:45+00:00August 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

R&J Batteries Hallam Relocates to Doveton! Eastern Distribution Centre Open for Business R&J Batteries are excited to announce that as of August 2019 our Hallam team are relocating to a bigger, shinier new store at 24A Princes highway Doveton, VIC 3177. Located only 6km from our Hallam branch, our new location in Doveton will be home to over 10 of our loyal employees including Customer Service, Sale Representatives and Warehouse specialists, as well as our National Accounts Team and IT department. Our new warehouse and showroom are more easily accessible, with plenty of customer parking, battery testing facilities, offices and greater warehouse storage capacity with the ability to directly accept containers. This means our team will be even better equipped to provide our exceptional service and world leading products to all loyal customers across Melbourne and Victoria. GET DIRECTIONS CALL US BATTERY FINDER Our Hallam team have been operating out of the existing location for more than 10 years now. In recent times our operation has expanded and grown to a point where our home in Hallam wasn’t big enough to support our operation in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs. Our Eastern Distribution Centre will be headed up by manager Nigel Bognar, with the team eager to make the move to the new, bigger and better location which will allow us to better meet the growing demands of our customer base and explore the opportunity to expand our distribution network. “This is [...]

A1 Batterypro – 20 years of Providing ‘Batteries for Everything’

2019-08-16T16:20:43+00:00August 16th, 2019|Distributor Highlight, R & J Batteries|

A1 Batterypro - Celebrating 20 Years of Success  A Leading Battery Supplyer in Mackay and Townsville In early August A1 Batterypro, a long-term friend of R&J Batteries, celebrated their 20th Anniversary. Our Managing Director Ray Robson and Queensland State Manager Alan Bianchi joined in the celebration in Mackay as everyone celebrated the success of James Heel and his team on reaching this milestone. Family owned and independent, A1 Batterypro have owned and operated their leading battery supply stores in Mackay and Townsville for the last 20 years. R&J Batteries have been affiliated with James and the team since 2002 and we have long recognised A1 Batterypro as a critical part of our QLD distribution. We thank James and the team their ongoing support. 20 Years of A1 Batterypro 20 years ago, A1 Batterypro opened in Mackay with a team of only five employees. Over the next 20 years they grew and expanded to encompass two stores servicing the surrounding areas of Mackay and Townsville. Today, they are a team of 38 strong. A large portion of growth can be attributed to the fully trained team knowing their products inside and out. A1 Battery’s founding pillar is their renowned customer service provided before, during and after a purchase. The team firmly believe in getting the right product and advice first time, to save the customer time and money. In 2002 A1 Batterypro expanded again, this time taking their customer service to the next level by adding [...]

24 July, 2019

2019 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards

2019-07-24T16:48:14+00:00July 24th, 2019|Ballarat, R & J Batteries|

R&J Batteries 2019 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards Finalist We are thrilled to announce that our founding Ballarat store has been selected as a finalist of the 2019 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Recognised for our steadfast commitment to truly excellent customer service, in the Ballarat Community Health Customer Service Award. “I was humbled to be able to accept this finalist certificate on behalf of R&J Batteries. We have a team of dedicated, loyal and service orientated staff that have earned this recognition for all their hard work. The Ballarat store represents the roots of R&J Batteries and we’re proud to be recognised for providing exceptional customer service, as it is one of our founding principles.” – General Manager, Stuart Hamilton. With the support of the entire R&J Batteries family, we celebrate the success of our committed and dedicated Ballarat team. With 12 expert team members servicing the needs of the greater Ballarat community, our Ballarat site is also the home of our 15 strong head office team including our operations, marketing, admin and finance departments all servicing our entire Australian and New Zealand networks. Judging for this prestigious local award takes place throughout July and August with winners announced at the Gala Presentation Dinner on the 29th August. We look forward to the announcement and are hopeful that we are among those that are successful.

Hardcore HCC30H

2019-07-15T11:15:20+00:00July 15th, 2019|HardCore, New Product, Uncategorized|

HARDCORE HCC30H APPLICATIONS   DOWNLOAD Product Data Sheet OVERVIEW Hardcore #HCC30H is a Severe-Service BCI Group 30H battery designed and built to outperform and outlast other brands in harsh operating environments. Featuring double lock-bonded elements with thicker, full-frame positive and negative plates made from the highest specification silver-calcium alloy. This heavyweight delivers superior reliability and service life in a wide range of commercial applications. FEATURES & BENEFITS 20% Thicker Silver-Calcium Plates Stronger Fully-Framed Positive and Negative Hot-Melt Lock-Bonded Elements resist vibration damages Added Silver for highest resistance to heat and corrosion Ultra-Low Water Loss, even in high temperature environments High-Cyclic ability for electrical accessory loads Serviceable Casing complies with Worksafe® recommendations for diesel generators TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ASK THE EXPERTS FIND A STORE FIND THE RIGHT BATTERY

Titan GT1 Flex23

2019-07-03T11:57:13+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Fuchs, New Product, Uncategorized|

FUCHS TITAN GT1 FLEX23  APPROVALS DOWNLOAD Product Data Sheet OVERVIEW Introducing THE GAME CHANGING Fuchs TITAN GT1 FLEX 23 SAE 5W-30 (Flex23), Australian made with German technology. A premium engine oil for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, Flex23 combines European Automobiles Manufacturers Association (ACEA) C2 and C3 with corresponding approvals including American petroleum institute (API) specifications, to offer a wide range of consolidated potential across several European and Asian manufacturers. In short, Flex23 has the potential to cover approximately 3.4 million vehicles across Australia and New Zealand. In recent years the Global Car Parc has seen enormous change and today it’s simply not enough to just acknowledge the change. Fuchs embraced this change as it proudly releases Flex23 to replace trusted industry recognised TITAN GT1 PRO FLEX. An entirely new productFuchs Flex23 offers improved performance such as the ability to reduce fuel economy. FLEX23 is a premium engine oil that meets the needs of today’s Australasian automotive environment, offering premium performance and profitability. ‘23’ represents Flex23’s unique ability to combine ACEA C2 and C3 in a single product and ‘FLEX’ refers to its multiple global approvals relevant to the Australasian market. How does FLEX23 achieve ACEA C2 and C3? The global approvals stem from the engine oil’s ability to reduce fuel economy, based on a C3 platform with achieves up to 2.6% fuel economy, meeting the C2 requirement. This C2 requirement has grown considerably [...]

25 June, 2019

R&J Batteries Partners with world-leading, independent Motorsports News Website Speedcafe.com

2019-06-25T14:12:34+00:00June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

R&J Batteries Partners with World-Leading, Independent Motorsports News Website Speedcafe.com We are ecstatic to announce our partnership with Speedcafe.com; Australia’s premier source of motorsport news. Speedcafe.com is now in its 10th year and is the world leading independent Motorsports news website. Like us, Speedcafe.com is proudly Australia born and continues to be owner-operated. Their team of award-winning journalists firmly believe in following old fashioned news values and ethics. Speedcafe.com is committed to providing news first, fast and free to all readers. Traffic and readership on the site continue to grow, illustrating the relevance and reputation they have built within the industry over 10 years of operation, Speecdcafe.com readership has passed 21.4 million with a year to date growth of 27.75% and a new user rate of 34%. R&J Batteries are excited to be a part of this growth as we enter into our new partnership. General Manager of Speedcafe.com Justin Murray said that R&J Batteries is a welcomed addition to the growing family of Speedcafe.com Platinum Partners. “We are working on some unique programs which will continue to grow the R&J Batteries brand and provide some great opportunities for the Speedcafe.com readership. “As we keep reminding everyone, it is the commitment of companies like R&J Batteries that allows Speedcafe.com to remain ‘First, Fast and Free’ for our readers.” While Speedcafe.com has built an envious global reputation within the motorsport news market, they remain committed to the community and consider it their most valuable asset. [...]

A New Era for Delkor, Now Owned by Clarios

2019-06-18T11:47:14+00:00June 18th, 2019|Delkor, Uncategorized|

Delkor Remain the World Leader in Battery Solutions A New Era for Delkor, Now Owned by Clarios Since 2014 Delkor® Batteries have been a part of Johnson Controls Power Solutions, the world's largest manufacturer of automotive batteries. Earlier this year, Johnson Controls Power Solutions became Clarios, a new company in its own right. With more than 16,000 employees, 56 facilities worldwide and 130 years of expertise, Clarios remain the world leader in energy storage solutions and are still dedicated to providing the Australian market with advanced battery technology. Clarios will continue to build on its leading position in vehicle battery technologies, providing the same high-quality products and services, while exploring ways to meet the energy storage needs of tomorrow. “At Clarios our vision is to power progress by creating the world’s smartest energy storage solutions that benefit people, business, and the planet,” said Joe Walicki, president, Clarios. “As a global leader with a product used in virtually every vehicle from conventional to fully electric, we are well positioned to capitalize on market trends, including a move toward more electrified and autonomous vehicles which are elevating the critical role of the battery and accelerating the need for more advanced batteries. Under Brookfield’s ownership, we can better capitalize on these growing trends and operate with more focus and efficiency.” Over the past two decades, we have built a long-standing relationship with the Delkor brand based on mutual respect, commitment and shared vision. Today R&J Batteries are the sole [...]

Optima H6

2019-06-18T12:26:00+00:00June 11th, 2019|New Product, Optima|

OPTIMA® H6  APPLICATIONS DOWNLOAD Product Data Sheet OVERVIEW The OPTIMA® H6 is the newest YELLOWTOP® battery, specifically designed to fit more vehicles requiring a DIN fitment (recessed terminals) solution. The internal chemistry of the OPTIMA H6 is perfect for the high-energy and cranking power needed in DIN applications. The YELLOWTOP battery features OPTIMA’s exclusive PUREFLOW TECHNOLOGY™, an amazingly durable, non-spillable, AGM battery featuring flat-plates engineered with 99.99% pure lead, increasing plate count and surface area for maximum power and battery life. Highly compressed radial grids offer extreme vibration resistance. Direct-path, cast-on strap reduce internal resistance and maximise energy flow to deliver faster engine-cracking power and higher cold-cranking amps every time. The OPTIMA H6 allows a large variety of modern vehicles to experience the power and performance of OPTIMA Batteries. FEATURES & BENEFITS Deep-cycle and high cranking power Up to 3X longer life 15 times more vibration-resistant Virtually spill-proof Mountable in virtually any position Maintenance-free Faster recharging Increased Reserve Capacity 300+ discharge/recharge cycles TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS VIEW THE YELLOWTOP RANGE ASK THE EXPERTS FIND A STORE

15 May, 2019

Outback Batteries – A one stop shop for all your battery needs

2019-05-15T14:26:54+00:00May 15th, 2019|Distributor Highlight, Uncategorized|

OUTBACK BATTERIES - A LEADING ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR BATTERY NEEDS POWERING AUSTRALIA IN ITS MOST RUGGED & PUNISHING CONDITIONS We are excited to announce our distributor of the month: Outback Batteries. A long-time friend of the R&J Batteries family and a leading supplier of world class batteries of all types. Outback Batteries offer battery testing, charging, fitting and delivery as well as roadside assistance. Business name: Outback Batteries Established year: 2010 Website: outbackbatteries.com.au Locations: Alice Springs, Toowoomba, Coolalinga, Yarrawonga, Parap Vision statement: Our success is based on excellent CUSTOMER SERVICE and our values of Integrity, Honesty and Respect Product description: Battery Installation, fitting, testing, charging, delivery, roadside assistance and professional advice Brands: Delkor, Optima, Motobatt, Fullriver and U.S. Battery Number of employees: 15 CALL OUTBACK BATTERIES VIEW THE OUTBACK RANGE ABOUT OUTBACK BATTERIES For almost 10 years, Outback Batteries have been a one stop shop for all of your battery needs. Family and locally owned Outback Batteries was established from humble beginnings in Alice Springs. Today they own and operate 5 stores, with representation in both the Northern Territory and Queensland, servicing the Toowoomba, Darwin, Alice Springs and Yarrawonga areas. “Outback Batteries was born and bred in Alice Springs where we saw the business grow and became more successful. The Outback name became a known entity in the NT, making it easier for us to open our second store. From here we continued to grow as a [...]

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