Team 18 are proud to announce a new multi-year partnership with leading electric forklift battery supplier Industrial Batteries Australia.

Industrial Batteries Australia is the largest independent and 100% Australian-owned supplier of Electric Forklift battery products, exclusively representing the Exide Industries-manufactured “CEIL” Industrial Battery range in Australia. 

This deal will see Industrial Batteries Australia supply their range of CEIL battery and Motive Power products for Waverley Forklifts’s fleet of new age Toyota electric forklifts. 

“Industrial Batteries Australia / CEIL are extremely proud to partner with Team 18 it the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship,” said Industrial Batteries Australia Managing Director, David Cooper. 

Industrial Batteries Australia stands for unbeaten quality and performance, synonymous with Team 18 and their talented drivers Mark Winterbottom and Scott Pye.  

“We’re excited to support Team 18 on the track and stand alongside some of the other fantastic sponsors in our industry like Waverley Forklifts.

Industrial batteries Australia provides performance you can rely on. We’re powering Australian industry with dedicated Electric Forklift power solutions.

I am confident of a long and successful partnership between International Batteries Australia / CEIL and Team 18.” 

Industrial Batteries Australia branding will also be featured on the front bumper and the windscreen banner of Mark Winterbottom’s #18 DEWALT Racing Team 18 Camaro, with CEIL Batteries displayed on the front and windscreen of Scott Pye’s #20 Hino Team 18 Camaro.

Team 18 announced the partnership alongside team driver Scott Pye, team owner and Waverley Forklifts Group Managing Director Charlie Schwerkolt, and Industrial Batteries Australia Managing Director David Cooper.

“We’re extremely proud to announce a multi-year partnership between Team 18, the Waverley Forklifts Group and Industrial Batteries Australia,” said Team 18 Owner and Waverley Forklifts Group Managing Director, Charlie Schwerkolt.

“To partner with not only a well known and trusted forklift battery brand in CEIL, but also an Australian success story in Industrial Batteries Australia is a feather in our cap for the team and the Waverley Forklifts Group.

“Already the synergies between both organisations are increasingly visible in terms of innovation and high-performance capabilities as we complete the first Team 18 built cars to hit the track in the Supercars Championship this year. 

“We look forward to engaging with their staff and customers throughout the season as we get set to kick off the year at the Newcastle 500 next month.”

Team 18 will shake down their two Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Supercars at Winton Motor Raceway on 16 February, before the Supercars Championship pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park on 22 February and the season opener for the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship at the Thrifty Newcastle 500 on 10-12 March.

About Industrial Batteries Australia

Industrial Batteries Australia is the largest independent and 100% Australian owned supplier of Electric Forklift battery products. Exclusively representing the Exide Industries manufactured “CEIL” Industrial Battery range in Australia.

Industrial Batteries Australia are a preferred supplier to some of Australia’s best known forklift manufacturers, providing Battery power and charging solutions; and support for any Electric Forklift brands, models and applications, nationally.

As an industry leader and an Australian first, Industrial Batteries Australia offers a 5 year full replacement Forklift Battery Warranty by integrating base level battery monitoring and battery charging solutions. With guaranteed backup service and support, the warranty provides customers with a flexible and economical return on investment.

We make it our mission to provide reliable power solutions that help our customers deliver consistent productivity in their operations. In a time of expansive growth for our customers, Industrial Batteries Australia continues to increase our team to help support our customer base Australia wide.