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Hoppecke appoints new General Manager in UK


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Ref: PRHP208                                                        Date: 18 May 2020

Hoppecke appoints new General Manager in UK


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Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has announced the appointment of Stuart Browne as General Manager of its UK operation.

Having joined Hoppecke UK in 2015 as Service Director, Stuart was promoted to Operations Director-Sales and Service in January last year. This specially created role was a significant move tied into the company's decision to forge closer links between its sales and service divisions to enhance customer support.

Now, Stuart is taking on the responsibility of running Hoppecke's UK business at a time when its ability to deliver innovative and flexible solutions to meet changing customer needs is more important than ever.

Says Stuart: "Over the past couple of years we've redefined and improved our offer for the UK marketplace, which has really paid dividends. This is an exciting opportunity and I'm looking forward to working with our dedicated team in Staffordshire to maximise these achievements and drive the business forward."

The company is continuing to build its credentials in the rail sector with dedicated lithium train batteries developed by Hoppecke group company Intilion. It is also capitalising on investment in motive power products such as trak | powerpack lion, a new modular lithium-ion energy system that makes switching forklift fleets from lead-acid batteries quick and easy. 

Adds Stuart: "The decision to integrate our sales and service operations more and put customers at the heart of our business has been a resounding success. IT investment has allowed us to improve standards of service and maximise efficiencies across the board and we've put the entire team through skills training. All told, it has enabled us to capitalise on our industry knowledge and engineering expertise to help customers resolve issues to boost productivity.

"Coping with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge, but we've been able to maintain production levels in the UK and are encouraged by the growing level of demand we're now seeing for our services."

Hoppecke UK doubled its service business in three years due to organic growth with its existing customer base coupled with the introduction of innovative new services. In particular, its popular battery and charger rental service, launched in Spring 2018, is going from strength to strength, as logistics businesses remain cautious about capital investment.

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Caption: Stuart Browne has been promoted to General Manager at Hoppecke UK.


Editor's notes

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries is the leading specialist for industrial battery systems and at the same time the largest battery manufacturer in European ownership. Hoppecke offers to its customers around the world concepts for efficient and reliable power supply for every industrial application. A leading exponent of environmental care for more than 90 years, Hoppecke offers solutions for a variety of industries including motive power, reserve power for IT/telecoms, power stations, solar energy and UPS, special power for rail and underground. Hoppecke's UK operation is based in Newcastle-Under-Lyme in the Midlands and the parent company has customers and business partners in many countries around the world, including Europe, the USA and China.


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Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Ltd

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