Varta car Battery; started in Germany in 1904
Varta batteries stands originally for (Vertrieb Aufladung Reparatur Transportabler Akkumulatoren). Interestingly, had its headquarters in the German cities of Berlin and Hagen. Of course, in the district of Westphalia. As a result, the business was bought by a certain Gunther Quandt just after the first world war.
The Varta car Battery company then made batteries. Unfortunately, that were used in the second world war German battle machine. Intensively,used to help power submarines and also for the German Luftwaffe. Henceforth, the batteries were made by slave labour under very poor working conditions. So, perhaps the side of Varta batteries that we should forget.
Modern Varta battery standards
The modern day Varta car Battery product is one of excellence. Of course, raising standards of the battery world with its quality products. Fortunately, After many changes in directors. Then the company ownership Varta batteries was purchased by Johnson Controls in 2002. Re-capitalization, was thought to be a great step forward in the Varta car Battery industry. Raising the standards of quality even higher than previously thought possible.
It is thought that Johnson Controls paid in the region of $240 million for the Varta battery side of the business and the deal went through by the end of 2003, and is now one of the largest battery companies on the Planet.
Footnote- Johnson Controls have now sold their battery business section.
“Varta car Battery Division, headquartered in Hannover, Germany, reported fiscal 2001 sales of Euro 590 million and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of Euro 29 million. It operates six battery assembly plants in Europe located in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany and Spain. Varta manufactures automotive batteries for BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, PSA, Volkswagen and other automakers in Europe. The company is also a major supplier to the European independent aftermarket, including customers such as Robert Bosch GmbH, hypermarkets such as Carrefour, and wholesalers”… http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/Johnson-controls-to-acquire-varta-automotive-battery-business-153918045.html
Bosch batteries are made by Varta batteries
Bosch batteries are also manufactured by Johnson controls they in fact Varta batteries that are re-labelled as Bosch batteries, Bosch do not make their own batteries, worth knowing if you want to compare the prices for a similar product.
The underlying problem when buying any any product is “do you want quality or price” and the same goes for car batteries…
Varta car Battery
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