Trojan Batteries Yorkshire
That is a very good question, why Trojan batteries?
Well until a couple of years ago I knew nothing about Trojan batteries . Of course, other than they were made in the USA. Having a reputation for their good quality. So, we became a Trojan batteries dealer for the Yorkshire region in 2012. As I have said, I must admit I knew nothing about the product. Hence, the first thing I did was to look up their history. Soon discovering that they started out in 1925, (twenty three years before I was born).
The company was started out by a Mr George Godber. Consequently, an ex world war one navy veteran serving on a submarine. Soon, he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, a Mr Carl Speer.
Car batteries were Trojan batteries first product.
Their business adventure started off in Los Angele’s. The pair kicked off by making car batteries. After a while they developed and started to make the larger batteries. So, that were suitable for the trucks of that time.
Their main desire though was to produce deep cycle batteries. So, they were more specialised and a good product for the future. The two original partners were later joined in their business by Ray and Dick Godber. Subsequently, a second generation that were to help develop their desire for the deep cycle battery.
In the period of the early 1950s. A company by the name of the Autoette made a small one cylinder petrol driven cart. Capable of doing in the region of 10 mph,(they are now used extensively in a town called Avalon. Where normal cars are banned and there is a speed limit of 20 mph).
The first deep cycle battery was produced in conjunction with Autoette. Producing a battery driven golf cart for a golfer with mobility problems. Thus helping him to get round a golf course. This lead to the revolution of the golf cart. Driven by an electric motor and powered by the now familiar maroon coloured Trojan batteries.
Trojan Batteries Yorkshire
This was the beginning of the deep cycle battery. So, the company went from strength to strength. Designing and making batteries for many other applications. The 1980s saw the company expand into a new location and battery building factory. Just on the outskirts of Georgia Atlanta. In 1992 they added a master stroke by building a new technology centre. Hence, to enhance the future development of the Trojan battery products. Helping to develop batteries for floor machine, marine applications. Including construction and various industrial applications.
Since then new generations of the family have dedicated their work into making Trojan batteries into the top brands for such things as Golf and Utility Vehicles, Floor Machines, Aerial Work Platforms, Commercial trucks, Marine vessels, Recreational Vehicles, Medical Mobility, Neighborhood Electric Vehicles and their latest venture into Renewable Energy systems, due to the high demand for renewable energy storage from solar panels to wind turbines.
In the following years Trojan batteries have been responsible for many new battery initiatives and subsequently won many awards from industry for their achievements. Although Trojan batteries still develop and manufacture their battery and associated products in the USA they now have international offices located in Europe, UAE and Asia.
Trojan batteries are also proud member of the Battery Council International (BCI), the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium and a technical research partner with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Trojan applies rigorous industry battery testing procedures that adhere to BCI and International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) test standards. There is no doubting the stature and the endeavour that this company have and I am proud to be a minute part of such a great companies marketing set-up here in the UK, through our website www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk