We are the Exide Distributors for First National Batteries, for the Kwa-zulu Natal midlands and Durban upper highway area. We were appointed in 1978.

The battery distribution business was originally started by Dan Owen and Bruce McKeown and operated out of a service station premises known as Tower Tyre and Battery.

In 1995 Dan decided to retire and he moved to Perth a few years later, where he sadly passed away. Bruce took over the battery distribution business in 1995 and relocated to our current premises at 57 Boshoff Street, Pietermaritzburg. It was during this period 1995-2007 that Bruce, ably assisted by his wife Celeste, Kay Moodley and Raphael Sithole, embarked on a campaign to expand both the area of operation and our client base.

In 2007 James Briscoe joined the company and became a partner in 2012. Sadly Kay  passed shortly afterwards and Raphael retired in 2016. In 2017 we opened a branch in Hillcrest and at the time of writing we are the proud battery supplier to more than 300 stockists throughout Kwa-zulu Natal.

We have exceptional work colleagues in our sales, fitting and admin teams and we all strive towards one common goal which is to offer outstanding customer service.

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