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
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
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 result of our focus on customer service, which the NT isn’t known for. “ – Kelly Farrell Outback Batteries General Manager
For over 35 years Outback Batteries owner, Mike Farrell has been heavily invested in the battery industry. As a pioneer of hybrid solar hybrid technologies, eco-energy Australia Mike introduced early solar solutions in cattle stations and aboriginal communities throughout rural Northern Territory and remote areas across Australia. Over the years Mike built lasting relationships with R&J Batteries’ solar and industrial leaders Justin Skaines and Mark Ray who introduced him to Ray and the R&J Batteries family.
Observing their core values of integrity, honesty and respect, Outback Batteries are solely committed to providing superior products, tailored battery solutions and good old-fashioned, country style service. If they don’t have it in stock, they will endeavour to source it.
Being native to these regions, Outback Batteries sell products that they trust to perform and endure the harsh conditions of the country we inhabit. “When people in the outback find a brand they can trust and rely on, they rave about it.” – Kelly Farrell
THE OUTBACK BATTERIES RANGE & SERVICE
Outback Batteries has been a loyal R&J Batteries customer for several years, stocking automotive, motorcycle, solar, marine, deep-cycle, and caravan batteries from Delkor, Optima, Motobatt, Fullriver and U.S. Battery. In addition to their comprehensive range of batteries Outback Batteries also stock a wide range of chargers, invertors, 12-volt accessories, solar products, 4WD accessories, lighting, cables, fridges, dual battery equipment and much more.
Despite being a one stop battery shop, Outback Batteries do much more than just stock great products, they are also committed to providing the services you need to keep motoring. They offer a range of complementary services such as battery testing, charging and fitting with the additional services of delivery, road side assistance and comprehensive product and service advice.
Outback Batteries are excited about the future of the battery industry “It’s an exciting time for us – For a long time, batteries have been considered a grudge purchase. Expansion and innovation are getting people excited about the new technology, moving away from a grudge buy”. Adding that brand is just as important in the purchase decision as technology: “People are excited about buying new batteries when they find good batteries, they are excited to get out and explore. When someone finds a battery they can trust, like a Delkor, they are happy to make the investment” – Kelly Farrell
OUTBACK BATTERIES AND R&J BATTERIES
Outback Batteries have been a valued member of R&J Batteries family and distribution network for almost 10 years, supplying our world class battery brands and helping us service the most remote locations.
We asked General Manager Kelly Farrell, what he found most appealing about the R&J Batteries range “The quality and reliably of course”. Adding that our broad range of batteries was a welcomed addition to their business “The fact the broad range fills a lot of our business needs. Everything from deep cycle batteries to standard 4WD to motorcycle batteries. We like that we don’t have to deal with multiple suppliers, as the R&J Batteries range covers so many applications.
Even more than the quality and range was that they are good people to deal with. I see R&J Batteries as a family run business, not a big corporate business. They are a very relational company, the batteries are excellent and we very excited about the new 780HD range”
Native to some of Australia’s most magnificent scenery and some of our most rugged and punishing conditions, Outback Batteries only sell products they trust to perform and endure the harsh operating conditions of our country which is why they choose to supply R&J Batteries products.