Battery Recycling

Battery Recycling

ECOBAT are committed to it’s role as a battery recycler. As the world’s largest producer and recycler of lead (1 million short tons of secondary and lead production in EU, US and RSA) ECOBAT Technologies is currently the only global company offering a closed recycling loop for lead-acid batteries.

ECOBAT employs more than 3,500 skilled employees worldwide. The company operates from 29 manufacturing sites in Europe, the United States and South Africa, together with a number of depots and other distribution outlets with annual revenues of greater than $ 3 Billion

Our production facilities use the latest cutting-edge technologies to ensure high quality, efficient and environmentally responsible products which are renowned for their consistency. All our operations are certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001 or EMAS standards

Battery Recycling in the UK

The UK Battery Regulations sets targets for the ‘Recycling Efficiency’ of batteries sent for recycling. This defines the amount of useful material that must be recovered from each tonne of batteries sent to a process for recycling. We at Ecobat works closely with its recycling partners to ensure that the most efficient processes are used.

Two of the industry’s most advanced and respected battery collection systems operate in Germany and the UK and both are part of the ECOBAT group;

BERZELIUS Logistik Service and G & P Batteries ensure the professional, collection, transportation and storage of used batteries, before forwarding the batteries for recycling at the ECOBAT recycling plants

G&P can handle batteries used in applications ranging from major stand-by batteries to the smallest button cells.

The logistic sites and the lead smelters of Ecobat Technologies in the UK and Europe enable a true European wide and highly efficient collection system for used batteries – to the benefit of the environment and for the companies who contribute.

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WHY ECOBAT

  • 80% of the lead used in our production process is recycled.
  • The only global company offering a closed recycling loop for lead acid batteries.
  • We are the UK’s largest independent supplier of industrial power product and services.
  • Proudly the world’s largest producer and recycler of lead.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

"Having used Ecobat for 99% of our battery and charger issues in the North East of England and Cumbria, they will try and get out the same day, if not, it’s the next day, very good quick service will definitely recommend to colleagues and other Linde companies"

Linda Tallentire

Linde

"Ecobat provide an excellent service, often assisting us with tight lead times, quick response along with excellent products. "

Ian Rampton BEng Robert Reather

CEO Directors, Pallet Truck Services Ltd

"Lift Safe have used Ecobat for many years as our supplier of choice for industrial deep cycle batteries. Their service & delivery is second to none."

David Redfern

General Manager, Lift Safe Ltd

"We have received only positive feedback on the new Rapid Charge batteries. Thanks to the short recharge time our customers receive greater productivity from their equipment."

William Crane

Hugh Crane

"Fast response rate, quality work & products, highly skilled engineers and a great customer services team. These are only some of the reasons why we have had such a longstanding relationship with Ecobat. "

Mitesh Pindoria

Bestway Wholesale Ltd

Our Lead Recycling Procedure

  • Lead is extracted from a multitude of materials, including scrap lead. Some of the lead comes from off cuts and waste from the manufacturing process.
  • Once extracted, the scrap lead is heated in kettles at 450°C. At this temperature, the lead melts and any impurities rise to the surface.
  • The impurities are removed and sent off for further processing.
  • The final part of the process is to refine the lead to achieve a lead alloy of 99.9% purity.

The Ecobat Promise

We provide our customers with specialist on-site industrial battery advice, a wide choice of industrial power storage products and a single source for battery installation, maintenance and repair.

World’s largest producer of lead (840,000 tonnes/p.a.)
Over 3,500 skilled employees
QM system certified to quality standard ISO 9001
29 facilities located in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States