Exide Technologies manufactures product from their facility in Elizabeth SA and has a recycling facility in Wellington NZ.
This is unique for Australia and New Zealand that a battery manufacturer and distributor also runs a recycling plant to
practice what we preach in being responsible for our environment.
Exide Technologies is one of the largest suppliers to the vehicle manufacturers based in Australia and the
technology exchange enables Exide to remain in the forefront of meeting the needs of new vehicles. This is in turn
supported by Exide's global connections with vehicle manufacturers around the world to ensure the latest technologies
are employed to power up the vehicles of the future.
We also make a serious commitment to our staff in the form of career path planning and ongoing company wide
improvement training. We recognise that staff at all levels have an important role to play in the development and
positive progression of our business.
Exide Technologies is an accredited ISO 9002 supplier (December 1992) and holder of ISO/TS 16949:2002,
certified 13 Sept 2005 and covers the Quality Management System for design, manufacture, sales and distribution
of lead acid batteries.
To our future, our aims and objectives are to further develop an already high level of service and customer satisfaction.
Exide batteries have been made and distributed for over 75 years and are widely available through select major
retailers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our Australian Made range is designed specifically to meet
local conditions and our 'Exide Extra' range of calcium AG9 products are at the forefront of modern battery technology,
backed by Australia's leading original equipment manufacturers.
Whenever your see Exide, you can be assured of quality, technology and reliability. Exide's battery range covers all
types of applications including car, 4WD, light commercial, truck, cycling, marine, motorcycle, as well as specialist
Industrial applications such as motive power, UPS, sub-stations, diesel electric, mobility and solar to name just a few.
No matter whether you want to fit yourself, or get an expert to do it for you, go for the trusted name that delivers ever
reliable starting power and unsurpassed performance in every way - Exide, it all starts with Exide.
1891 - Chloride Electrical Storage Company Ltd, UK founded
1905 - Chloride exported batteries to Australia under the Exide brand
1930 - Chloride commenced manufacturing in Australia in Leichardt, Sydney
1935 - GL Thompson began the Marshall Battery manufacturing Company in Canterbury, Sydney
1948 - Dunlop established a green-fields battery manufacturing facility in Sandringham, Victoria
1961 - Marshall pioneered the roadside battery service "Holler for a Marshall"
1968 - Dunlop acquired Marshall Batteries
1982 - Dunlop established the new Pulsar battery plant at Geelong, Victoria
1986 - Dunlop acquired Chloride Batteries Australia & New Zealand and amalgamated both battery companies
1987 - Dunlop acquired GNB Technologies USA
1989 - The battery division consolidated manufacturing operations into Elizabeth, South Australia
1994 - The company changed its name from Pacific Dunlop Batteries to GNB Technologies
1995 - Purchased Australian Battery Company to expand its distribution
2000 - Pacific Dunlop sold its battery division to Exide Technologies USA
2010 - Joined as major partner to the 'Australian Made' campaign
2011 - Presented with the Toyota Presidents Award for Design Innovation
Flick through our gallery below of some of our proud history and achievements, including an electric car that recharges
from a parking meter.
Exide has a long history of supplying Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Australia. OEM usually translates
in the automotive market to the item you are buying will be to the same type or standardas that originally fitted to
Over the years Exide has supplied batteries to most Australian OEM’s and currently supply Holden & Toyota.
In 2011 Exide were awarded the Toyota Presidents Award for its OEM battery in the Toyota Camry. This close
relationship with leading OEMs allows Exide to be at the forefront of latest automotive battery developments
including the participation in extensive global research and development.
The high quality standards demanded by OEMs is achieved in Exide Technologies TS16949 certified manufacturing
facility in Elizabeth, South Australia. The Exide Technologies Elizabeth plant is also certified to ISO14001
environmental standard demonstrating Exide's commitment to protecting the environment and ensuring a sustainable
Benefits of Exide's relationship with OEMs are not restricted just to OEMs customers as improved process and
design ideas flow into all Exide batteries delivering optimum products to all customers.
Exide batteries have been made and distributed for over 75 years and are widely available through select major retailers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our Australian Made range is designed specifically to meet local conditions and our ‘Exide Extra’ range of calcium products are at the forefront of modern battery technology, backed by Australia’s leading original equipment manufacturers. Whenever you see Exide, you can be assured of quality, technology and reliability. Exide’s battery range covers all types of starting and deep cycling applications including car, 4WD, camping and caravanning, light commercial, truck, cycling, marine and motorcycle. No matter whether you want to fit it yourself, or get an expert to do it for you, go for the trusted name that delivers ever reliable starting power and unsurpassed performance in every way – Exide, it all starts with Exide.
Established in 1935 Marshall Batteries and 'Holler for a Marshall' is the most recognised retail battery brand in the market today. Marshall products are supported by a nationwide roadside warranty, via a network of Roadside Service Technicians and stores. They are expertly installed to ensure they are correctly matched and fitted to suit modern vehicle applications. Marshall Batteries has a range of products to suit all applications, including an Australian Made Range specifically designed and built in Australia for Australia’s demanding conditions.
GNB Industrial Energy, a division of Exide
Technologies, is the global leader in stored electrical energy solutions with
subsidiaries in more than 80 countries. Based on over 100 years of experience
in technological innovation, we are partners of original equipment
manufacturers and serve the spare parts market for industrial and
Introduced in 1996, the Marathon brand has established a reputation of performance and quality. It is used on 12 year value regulated AGM batteries. The brand is targeted to create performance for long duration back up power needs. This market is a significant growth area globally.
Introduced in 1996, the Sprinter brand represents high performance without sacrificing quality or reliability. It is used on all UPS valve regulated AGM monoblocs. The brand represents excellent high rate performance for demanding short duration back up times. The brand is globally accepted as a competitive and reliable performer.
The Liberator concept releases you from the costs and disciplines of battery maintenance routines and puts them into the hands of the experts.
Exide Liberator product saves you time and money. Low maintenance with clearly visible LED’s indicate when the battery requires maintenance, eliminating operator error during maintenance, requiring topping up every 440-770 cycles (2-3 months) the Liberator is the clear choice for
A global brand with a solid reputation and technical image among VRLA battery consumers. Brand longevity is a key feature of this product line which was first developed in 1957. It benefits from the renowned quality of the high end German manufacture and design industry. Available in ranges from 5, 7, 12, and up to 18 years design life, Sonnenschein has produced more than 30 million batteries. Features are: experience, robustness, reliability. Sonnenschein stands for dry fit technology.
Exide’s range of Element maintenance free batteries are revolutionizing the lead acid battery industry by conquering conventional flooded battery problems.
Designed for use in all electric truck classes (counter balance, narrow aisle, pallet) Element is the perfect power solution for your application.
This brand represents traditional vented lead acid technology with liquid electrolyte. The Plante' (GroE) product range has over 100 years of field performance history. The flat plate and tubular product ranges have in excess of 50 years of proven performance. This Classic brand offers reliability for the widest variety of applications
The most recognised brand in the large valve regulated global stationary battery market. It is used on all 20 year valve regulated AGM types. Established in 1983, the Absolyte brand has appeared on over 5,000,000 cells installed around the globe. Standing for reliability, quality, technology and safety this brand has four generations of design innovation and continuous improvements (Absolyte I, II, IIP and XL). It is the foundation for GNB's entire family of value regulated products.
Exide Technologies views innovation as a key to our corporate strategy. Developing innovative energy storage solutions will position us to better serve developing and established markets across the globe. Our innovation organisation is exploring new dimensions - developing advanced materials, products and processes to meet increasing global demand for energy storage solutions.
Exide has increased its annual R&D spending by 50% in the past few years, which includes upgrading laboratory equipment – a tribute to the company's vision to develop solutions for increasingly complex energy storage challenges.
Exide's global technology centers include analytical, electronics and prototype battery laboratories, world class instrument rooms as well as HEV product development space. Each of our R&D facilities serves a unique set of functions that allow us to develop solutions that are region-specific or applicable across all product applications
Our R & D Facilities
Our R&D centers in the United States, Germany and Spain serve as key sources of information that provide insight to assist in business decisions and shape the development path for energy storage of the future.
Exide Technologies conscientiously applies a comprehensive business approach called Total Battery Management™ (TBM), that plays a leading role in one of Australia and New Zealand’s most effective and successful recycling programs. TBM encompasses manufacturing and distribution of lead-acid batteries, responsible collection and storage of spent batteries, safe transportation and reclamation of battery materials and use of those materials in the production of new batteries.
The investment underlines the commitment by Exide Technologies to a true recycling outcome to benefit our global communities.
Exide Technologies Batteries are 98% recyclable. Help us protect the environment and support Exide Technologies by recycling spent and used batteries and returning them to one of our Battery Collection Centres.
Exide Technologies value and make a serious commitment to our staff in the form of career path planning and ongoing company-wide improvement training.
We recognise that our staff at all levels have an important role to play in the development and positive
progression of our business. If you are interested in joining the Exide Technologies team, pleaseclick on the position below to find out how to apply.
All products are manufactured and distributed to meet the highest quality standard and meet or exceed the Australian
Exide Technologies holds the following accreditation from SAI-Global Assurance Services ISO/TS16949, ISO9001,
ISO14001 and complies with AS4801 standards. Continuing recognition from major vehicle manufacture like Mitsubishi,
Ford, Toyota and Holden.
Exide Technologies are proud supporters of the Australian Made campaign. Our range of EXTRA and EXTREME batteries carry the official Australian Made logo. Next time you're looking for an automotive
battery designed and built for Australian conditions, look for this symbol, look for Exide.