BANNER SECURES €60m BATTERY ORDER

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Austria-based Banner Batteries has secured a lucrative order that will see the company supply 1.5 million lead acid batteries to the North American market.

Valued at €60m (£53.6), Banner’s starter batteries will be retrofitted to European vehicles across both the US and Canada.

Banner’s production site in Austria

Commercial Director Andreas Bawart, said the order would “make a significant contribution to securing jobs in Austria”. Banner has a workforce of around 800, with 520 employed at its Leonding base.

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Commenting from a UK perspective, Country Manager, Lee Quinney added: “Whilst not impacting directly on our UK operation, this is obviously fantastic news for Banner to kick-start 2021, and we intend to ensure that the message resonates across our customer base, both live and prospective. Indeed not unlike Banner’s UK position, which itself continues to gain momentum, this latest development swerve to support Banner’s growing status as a truly global supplier of batteries and battery accessories.”

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