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GBT SA to distribute Varta Micro-battery line

19 May 2004 News

Varta Micro-battery of Germany has appointed Grand Battery Technologies SA (GBT SA) to distribute its product portfolio to the electronic OEM community in South Africa.

GBT SA launched its innovative range of Grandcell RAM (rechargeable alkaline manganese) batteries and chargers in 1999. This was followed by Grandcell Digital - the NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries and charging systems that address the high current drain requirements in digital cameras.

"The distribution agreement with Varta Micro-battery of Germany complements our technology offering to the market, essentially having a battery solution for any application," says Heinz Fellinger, managing director of GBT SA.

The technology portfolio of Varta micro-battery consists of: NiMH cylindrical and button cells; primary lithium button cells; lithium ion; lithium polymer; silver oxide; lithium coil; and primary alkaline.

Any pack configuration is available with the required charging and protection options. GBT SA provides the entire application support in order to provide the systems designer with the most optimised battery solution for any particular application. The company is also distributing the Varta PowerOne consumer brand into the retail market. These products include hearing aid batteries using zinc air technology and watch batteries using silver and silver oxide technology.

"Whilst we initially focused on the retail market with the Grandcell product range, our focus on the Varta range is the OEM market," adds Fellinger.

For more information contact Grand Battery Technologies SA, 0860 100 332.





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