Who We Are

Welcome to this introduction to the Australian Battery Industry Association Limited (ABIA).

·      The ABIA was formed in October 1990 to serve theinterests of Australian companies involved in the wholesaling of replacementautomotive batteries in the Australian market place. Membership coverage nowaccounts for approximately 95% of automotive battery volumes in Australia.

·      Since inception the ABIA has been involved asthe wholesale automotive battery industry representative with entities such asACCC, Federal and State Environment Departments, MVRIC (NSW),Attorney-General's Department, National Transport Commission, WorkSafeVictoria, Advisory Committee for the Transport of Dangerous Goods, etc. In thelatter case, key concessions have been granted to the Association's Membersacross successive editions of Australian Dangerous Goods Code that contributeto the safe and efficient the transport of automotive lead acid batteries, manyof which have since been progressively incorporated the Code.

·      In the last few years the ABIA has welcomed theinclusion of non-automotive applications of lead-acid batteries, and nowincludes members who wholesale lead-acid batteries for Standby Power, EnergyStorage, Electric Fork Lifts and other applications.

·      Representation in the Association ranges frommultinationals to sole proprietors involving both local manufacture andimportation with individual distribution coverage across national, multi-stateand regional.

·      The Objects of the ABIA are codified in theMemorandum of Association.

·      ABIA is an Associate Member of Battery CouncilInternational

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