Exide Factory Closure

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Marshall Power, manufacturer of Exide batteries recently advised of the company’s intent to cease its local battery manufacturing in Edinburgh North, South Australia. The business owns a range of leading automotive battery brands including Exide and Marshall, which continues to be sold across Australia and New Zealand. Some of these products have been manufactured locally while others have been imported.

The announcement affects factory employees, with manufacturing at the plant planned to conclude by the end of 2014, when the site will then operate as a Distribution Centre for a full range of imported batteries.

“This was a very difficult decision and not one made lightly. We are very proud of our manufacturing history and to lose some of our dedicated team members is always a last resort. We must ensure long-term viability and sustainability for the larger employee group and to deliver ever increasing value and benefits to our customers’,”

said Andrew Duncan, Marshall Power Australasian Sales and Marketing Director.