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Micropower expands in North America

Micropower has expanded into North America with the opening of their new company Ecotec LTD, LLC.  Ecotec headquartered in Piqua, Ohio.  They will maintain a substantial inventory of industrial motive power high frequency battery chargers that are imported from Micropower’s manufacturing facility located in Vaxjo Sweden.  Ecotec will market the chargers throughout North America under their own label.

The management team at Ecotec is made up of 3 industry veterans with over 75 years combined experience in industrial battery chargers and the material handling industry.  Ecotec will be singularly focused on energy efficient battery chargers for use with motive power equipment utilized in the material handling industry and a variety of other applications.

Ecotec’s product line will consist primarily of energy efficient high frequency chargers ranging from 250W single phase, 120V, utility chargers, up through 20kW three phase, 480V, opportunity chargers.  Applications for their chargers include lift trucks, floor cleaning equipment, and automated guided vehicles (AGV).  Ecotec will also provide special chargers and power supplies for a variety of industrial applications.

Micropower is an independent Swedish battery charger manufacturer.  The head office of Micropower E.D. Marketing AB is located in Växjö in the southern part of Sweden.  The business plan for the company is to develop, manufacture, and market battery chargers for traction batteries.  The company started in 1984 and is today the market leader of chargers for lift truck applications in northern Europe.  Visit their website at, to learn more about Micropower and their capabilities.