ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT) has announced it acquired Easystart Ireland, in August 2020.
This acquisition will aim to provide an enhanced delivery service, increased stock availability, as well as a highly knowledgeable local team, for both Easystart Ireland and ECOBAT’s customers in the area.
The new branch located in Crumlin, Co Antrim, will be headed by Colin Watterson who has worked in the battery industry for more than 20 years. Colin will be joined by Jim and David who are both said to have extensive knowledge of the battery market.
Colin said: “ECOBAT’s acquisition of Easystart Ireland is a mutually very positive opportunity. Easystart Ireland’s customers will have a greatly enhanced choice of products with the introduction of quality brands such as Lucas, VARTA, Exide, Odyssey, Optima, and US batteries.”
ECOBAT’s General Manager, Kevin Wood echoed Colin’s statement, stating: “We’re thrilled to have Colin and his team on board. We’re proud to now have ECOBAT sites in all UK regions; this acquisition, along with the excellent service available from our Portlaoise site, will ensure our brands are easily and readily available to all.”
Sales Director, Paul Payne, added: “This is a great opportunity for the aftermarket in Ireland to access brands that weren’t previously easily available to them. We’re looking forward to working with Colin, Jim and David and warmly welcome them into the ECOBAT family.”