Battery assembly firm Batek has bought Italian lead-acid battery formation and testing company Bertola.
Batek has now added battery formation systems for both automotive and industrial application, battery test systems and software development for battery charging to its portfolio.
The company also now owns the battery formation and testing equipment firm Moran, which was owned by Bertola.
Batek plans to start production of all technologies involved in the buy-out by March at its new plant in Kocaeli Province, Turkey.
It aims to sell the products via its global sales network.
All Bertola and Moran plants have been closed.
Celal Saricam, managing director at Batek said: “We bought Bertola to diversify our business and enhancing our reach into the industry with a world class technology.
“We hope to revitalise the legacy of Bertola, and Moran brands, to establish a strong joint commitment for the industry.”
Bertola was founded in 1937 and was involved in several industrial business segments, with the batteries formation segment one of its core business.