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Information about batteries

General information about batteries.

Information on legal aspects
Information on legal aspects

You can find information on legal aspects related to batteries on the pages of the European industry associations as well as the associations of the individual European member states and our partners in the battery industry.

Information on transport, storage, safety and disposal of batteries and accumulators
Information on transport, storage, safety and disposal of batteries and accumulators

At European level, the following industry associations supply information on the regulation of transport, storage, safety and disposal of batteries and accumulators:

European states are committed to the EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC
European states are committed to the EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC

The European Battery Directive 2006/66/EC is the most important legislation for batteries in the EU market.
 

The directive applies to all types of batteries, i.e. on

  • Portable batteries and rechargeable batteries
  • Starter batteries (Automotive batteries)
  • Industrial and appliance batteries
  • Storage technologies

The legislation contains provisions on the use of certain substances in batteries and the regulation of labeling requirements. In the case of portable batteries, European legislation also envisaged specific collection targets, which should have been achieved by September 2012, latest 2016 and have now been achieved.
 

In particular, the

  • environmentally friendly disposal of batteries and accumulators (battery legislation – BattG)
  • marking of the battery packs with warning symbols, which could be swallowed due to their size
  • child resistant packaging
  • standardization and homogenization of safety symbols.
     

For example, some warning and indication symbols on battery packs of the VARTA Microbattery:

Do not throw into fire

Do not charge

Do not short-circuit

Do not open/ disassemble

Do not insert incorrectly

Do not deform/ damage

For VARTA Microbattery, very important were the new provisions for hearing aid batteries:

  • only mercury-free hearing aid batteries are permitted and
  • hearing aid batteries are subject to the strict regulations for medical products

Detailed information on the regulations on medical products is summarized in the article on symbols for the labeling of medical devices; Version EN 980: 2008

European states are committed to the EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection

AT VARTA MICROBATTERY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF CORPORATE GOALS

Responsibility for the environment is manifested throughout the entire life cycle of our products. We place uncompromising demands on environmentally friendly development and manufacture and require our products to be safe and have a long service life, whereby sustainable disposal represents a key factor. Thanks to pioneering technologies, we can reduce any long-term impact on the environment, or even completely avoid it. With our own environmental protection guidelines, we set higher standards than those specified by legal regulations.
 

SUSTAINABLE – FOR AN INTACT ENVIRONMENT

Only with sustainable concepts for ecologically safe production and environmentally compatible products can the growing need of society for an intact environment be fulfilled. A major contribution to sustainability is made by VARTA Microbattery products due to their innovative technological structural features, design, environmentally compatible use of materials, and efficient, virtually total recyclability. Our certified environmental management system ensures compliance with highly stringent in-house guidelines at every process step.

Environmentally compatible products

We assess possible environmental impacts of our products during product development over the entire life cycle; We strive to conserve resources through economical material use, recyclability and reusability.

Environmentally friendly production

In production, our focus is on advanced technologies with integrated environmental protection procedures, saving resources and reducing emissions.

Competence and protection of employees

Through information, qualification and incentives the sense of responsibility of all employees for environmental protection is regularly promoted and expanded.

Trustworthy partnership

We are working with the supplier industry to follow equivalent environmental guidelines. Cooperation with qualified waste disposal companies until final disposal of the waste is a key obligation for us.

Energy efficiency

We pay attention to the consumption-optimized use of energy and resources in all research and development activities as well as in production.

Continuous reduction of specific energy consumption

We strive to continually reduce specific energy consumption and increase energy efficiency in a continuous improvement process.

Resources

Our management ensures that the necessary financial and structural prerequisites for resource conservation are met.

Employee participation

All employees are included in the implementation and execution of the energy management system.

Energy impact

The energy effects of our production processes are examined, assessed and, if necessary, optimized. The focus is on energy efficiency in the development and acquisition of new production plants. The use of new technologies in the production and processing of our products ensures that the energy is used efficiently.

Distributors

Our products and samples can be purchased from our distribution partners.
An online purchase is possible for the following products.

Microbatteries
Microbatteries

Our products and samples can be purchased from our distribution partners.

MARKET SERVEDDISTRIBUTORCOUNTRY LOCATEDCONTACT PAGE
CZ, SLO, south East EU countriesWittig CZCzech Republicwww.wittig-electronic.cz
EUROPEALANTYS TechnologyFrancewww.alantys.com
EUROPEArrow ElectronicsGermanywww.arrow.com
EUROPEAvnet AbacusGreat Britainwww.avnet-abacus.eu
EUROPEFarnellGreat Britainwww.farnell.com
EUROPERS ComponentsFrancers-components.com
EUROPETexim Europe BVNetherlandswww.texim-europe.com
EUROPEISA ElectroniqueFrancewww.isaelectronique.fr
FRANCELa Boïte ï PilesFrancewww.laboiteapiles.com
FRANCEVDI GroupFrancewww.allbatteries.com
GERMANYHaug Components Holding GmbHGermanywww.haug-components.com
GERMANYMulti-Bauelemente-Service GmbHGermanywww.mbs.to
GERMANYSchukat Electronic Vertriebs GmbHGermanywww.schukat.de
GERMANYVRI Batterie-TechnikGermanywww.vri-gmbh.de
GERMANYWeisbauer Elektronik GmbHGermanywww.weisbauer.de
GERMANY, EASTERN EUROPEWittig Electronic GmbHGermanywww.wittig-electronic.de
GREAT BRITAIN, IRELANDAngliaGreat Britainwww.anglia.com
GREAT BRITAIN, IRELANDPMBL LimitedGreat Britainwww.pmbl.co.uk
ISRAELElina Electronic Engineering GroupIsraelwww.elina.co.il
ITALYGiamper S.r.l.Italywww.giamper.com
ITALYNordelettronicaItalynordelettronica.com
POLANDGamma Sp. z o. o.Polandwww.gamma.pl
POLANDRopla Elektronik Sp. z o.o.Polandwww.ropla.eu
RUSSIA, UKRAINEGAMMA St. PetersburgRussiawww.gamma.spb.ru
SPAINR.C. Microelectronica S.A.Spainwww.rcmicro.es
NORDICArrow ElectronicsSwedenwww.arrow.com
WORLDWIDEFuture ElectronicsCanadawww.futureelectronics.com

 

POWER total
POWER total

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details about our power products.

Please contact:

EUROPE CONTACT
EUROPEVARTA Storage GmbH
Nürnberger Straße 65
86720 Nördlingen, Deutschland
Mr. Fabian Beck
fabian.beck@varta-storage.com
Tel: +49 151 193 16 090
www.varta-storage.com
CellPac PLUS
CellPac PLUS

Please contact our experts if the choice of the right battery is essential to your equipment.

EUROPE CONTACT
EUROPEVARTA Storage GmbH
Nürnberger Straße 65
86720 Nördlingen, Deutschland
Mr. Fabian Beck
fabian.beck@varta-storage.com
Tel: +49 151 193 16 090
www.varta-storage.com
AMERICA CONTACT
USAVARTA Microbattery, Inc.
555 Theodore Fremd Avenue
Suite C304
Rye, New York 10605, USA
Mr. Dan Friel
dan.friel@varta-microbattery.com
Tel:+1 914 727 6226
www.varta-microbattery.com
ASIA CONTACT
SINGAPOREVARTA Microbattery Pte. Ltd.
300, Tampines Avenue 5, #05-01
Tampines Junction
529653 Singapur
Mr. Kwun Wai Mak
kwunwai.mak@varta-microbattery.com
Tel: +65 6850 3147
Fax: +65 6 260 58 12
www.varta-microbattery.sg
CellPac LITE and CellPac BLOX
CellPac LITE and CellPac BLOX

CellPac LITE products are available from our authorized distribution partners.

For your individual CellPac BLOX battery pack, please contact our VARTA Storage distributors.

EUROPE CONTACT
GERMANYWeisbauer Elektronik
Heiliger Weg 1
44135 Dortmund
Mr. Thomas Arnold
tarnold@weisbauer.de
info@weisbauer.de
Tel: +49 231 557302 0
Fax: +49 231 557602 0
www.weisbauer.de
GERMANYArrow Europe
Weg Frankfurter Straße 211
63263 Neu-Isenburg
Mr. Christian Schmidt
cschmidt@arroweurope.com
Tel: +49 6102 50 30 8262
Fax: +49 6102 50 30 6262
www.arrow.com
GERMANYHaug Components Holding GmbH
Schelmenwasenstraße 9
70567 Stuttgart
Mr. Dominik Peuker
d.peuker@haug-components.com
Tel: +49 6081 405-180
www.haug-components.com
GREAT BRITAINAvnet Abacus
Building 5, Waltham Park
White Waltham, Maidenhead
Berkshire SL6 3TN
Mr. Tim Parker
tim.parker@avnet-abacus.eu
Tel: +44 1628 512 904
Mo: +44 7768 396 697
www.avnet-abacus.eu
AMERICA CONTACT
USAVARTA Microbattery, Inc.
555 Theodore Fremd Avenue
Suite C304
Rye, New York 10605, USA
Mr. Dan Friel
dan.friel@varta-microbattery.com
Tel:+1 914 727 6226
www.varta-microbattery.com
USAFuture
2211 South 47th Street
Phoenix, AZ USA 85034
Future
customerservice@future.com
Tel: +1 480 643 2000
www.future.com
ASIA CONTACT
SINGAPOREVARTA Microbattery Pte. Ltd.
300, Tampines Avenue 5, #05-01
Tampines Junction
529653 Singapur
Mr. Kwun Wai Mak
kwunwai.mak@varta-microbattery.com
Tel: +65 6850 3147
Fax: +65 6 260 58 12
www.varta-microbattery.sg
CHINAVARTA Microbattery Pte. Ltd.
19 Hung to Road, Kwun Tong
Room 1702-3, 17/F., Fullerton Centre
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Mr. Kwun Wai Mak
kwunwai.mak@varta-microbattery.com
Tel: +65 6850 3147
Fax: +65 6 260 58 12
www.varta-microbattery.sg
JAPANVARTA Microbattery Pte. Ltd.
Kyobashi Y’SUS Bldg, 3F. 1-6-12,
Kyobashi, Chuo-Ku
Tokyo 104-0031, Japan
Mr. Stuart Kato
stuart.kato@varta-microbattery.com
Tel: +81 3 35 67 81 71
Fax: +81 3 35 67 81 75
www.varta-microbattery.co.jp
TAIWANVARTA Microbattery Pte. Ltd.
Lever 4, Neihu New Century Building,
No. 55, Zhouzi Street
Taipei City 114, Taiwan
Mr. Kwun Wai Mak
kwunwai.mak@varta-microbattery.com
Tel: +886 2 2656 5111
Fax: +886 2 2656 5999
www.varta-microbattery.com.tw
ASB - Appilication Specific Batteries
ASB - Appilication Specific Batteries

Lithium-ion battery packs for small and medium sized vehicles

Worldwide Contact
WORLDWIDEVARTA Storage GmbH
Nürnberger Straße 65
86720 Nördlingen, Deutschland
Mr Alex Stapleton
power@varta-storage.com
USAVARTA Microbattery, Inc.
555 Theodore Fremd Avenue
Suite C304
Rye, New York 10605, USA
Mr Dan Friel
dan.friel@varta-microbattery.com
Tel:+1 914 727 6226
www.varta-microbattery.com
GERMANYArrow Europe
Weg Frankfurter Straße 211
63263 Neu-Isenburg
Mr Christian Schmidt
cschmidt@arroweurope.com
Tel: +49 6102 50 30 8262
Fax: +49 6102 50 30 6262
www.arrow.com
GREAT BRITAINAvnet Abacus
Building 5, Waltham Park
White Waltham, Maidenhead
Berkshire SL6 3TN
Mr. Tim Parker
tim.parker@avnet-abacus.eu
Tel: +44 1628 512 904
Mo: +44 7768 396 697
www.avnet-abacus.eu
Mascot charger for EasyPacks
Mascot charger for EasyPacks

The charger for EasyPacks is available from our authorized partner Mascot.

WORLDWIDE CONTACT
NORWAYMascot AS
Postfach 177
N-1601 Fredrikstad
Norwegen
Per Romberg
Sales Manager
sales@mascot.no
Tel: +47 6936 4309
NETHERLANDSTexim Europe
Elektrostraat 17
NL-7483 PG Haaksbergen
Mr. Jos Knippers
jos.knippers@texim-europe.com
Tel: +31 53 573 33 11
Mo: +31 6 223 07 354
Fax: +31 53 573 33 30
www.texim-europe.com

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