First National Battery Industrial (Pty) Ltd

Primary contact

Contact: Ntsumbeni Mavhungu

Secondary contact

Contact: Kabelo Khaas

Company details

Key sector/s:
  • Mining
  • Power
Tel:+27 (0) 11 741 3600
Fax:+27 (0) 11 421 1625
Postal address:

P O Box 5015, Benoni South, 1502

Physical address:

64 Liverpool Road, Industrial Sites, Benoni, Guateng, 1501


Company profile

First National Battery was established in 1931 and is the leading battery manufacturer in South Africa. Batteries produced include automotive starter (SLI), mining traction, DIN and BS materials handling batteries, miners caplamps, standby, marine, leisure (boats-caravans) and for solar/rural power storage.
Annually more than 2.2 million batteries are produced and reach consumers in South Africa through strategically located distributors and the extremely successful Battery Centre franchise and exported to more than 30 countries worldwide. All products comply with international performance standards and are manufactured in accordance with ISO9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality systems
Old lead acid batteries are recycled through its own battery breaker and smelter, which comply with the most stringent environmental controls to achieve ISO14001:2004 listing. This process ensures lead and polypropylene are reused in the manufacture of high quality lead alloys and plastic components, as well as a cleaner environment.

Product & services

Batteries produced by First National Battery are the first choice amongst all South African Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Most motor vehicles manufactures in South Africa for export are fitted with batteries supplied by the company.
Industrial batteries are supplied to major materials handling fork truck OEM’s. Most major gold, coal and platinum mines use locomotive traction and mine lighting batteries produced by the company, as do local power generation utilities, railways and telecommunications companies. They rely on standby batteries – including Planté – produced by the company.

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