After a devastating fire in April this year, First National Battery (FNB) launched the opening of their new improved premises at a enthusiastically attended function held at Monte Casino, Johannesburg, as well as introducing new truck battery to their range.
Seen at Monte Casino, the launch of their new improved premises are from left: Andrew Webb (FNB), John Robbie and Louis Laubscher (FNB).
The new facility enables FNB to produce safe, reliable and durable maintenance free batteries, in a cleaner and more energy efficient environment. FNB has seen a dramatic improvement in their environmental emission control and an overall reduction in the company's carbon footprint. The company also continues to lead in producing innovative battery technology, even through the hardship. FNB has added to its list of battery achievements with the introduction of a range of extremely vibration resistant heavy duty truck batteries.
These batteries are capable of withstanding poor road conditions and rugged terrain - the rigours to which long distance hauliers and construction and agricultural equipment are subjected. The new range of batteries is intended to overcome the problem of vibration, the single biggest cause of premature battery failure. "They are made in South Africa for South African conditions and conform to EN specifications," says Dr. Louis Denner, Managing Director at FNB.