R&J Batteries has been the sole distributor of Clarios’ Delkor brand in Australia and New Zealand for 25 years

Clarios says it has proven once again why it is one of the best battery manufacturers in the world after winning two back-to-back awards recently.
Its popular Delkor brand has won the prestigious 2023 Korean Standard Quality Excellence Index (KS-QEI) award for the 18th consecutive year, while Clarios was also the 2023 winner of the World Sustainability Awards’ “Circular Economy Award.”

2023 Korean Standard Quality Excellence Index Award
The KS-QEI is a quality evaluation model developed by the Korean Standards Association (KSA) and the Korean Society for Quality Management (KSQM).
The index assesses product quality and usage based on the evaluation of real users including customers and industry specialists.
Delkor received the highest score among contenders in the automotive battery category in the six usage quality criteria (reliability, safety, performance, durability, accessibility, usability) and in the three emotional quality criteria (image, novelty, cognition). Clarios states this is an impressive feat that no other battery brand has achieved before.
R&J Batteries is the exclusive distributor of Delkor batteries in Australia and New Zealand.
“The main driver behind our dedication to Delkor is the unparalleled quality of the product,” R&J Batteries Chief Executive Officer Stuart Hamilton said about the company’s long-standing relationship with Clarios.
“We have visited the factory on many occasions and have seen firsthand the lengths they go to in R&D, QA and engineering to ensure the quality of their product is vastly superior to any other South Korean made battery.”
Clarios states it is a global leader in advanced energy storage solutions, manufacturing one third of the world’s automotive batteries and supply batteries suitable for leading automotive manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai and Kia.
Further, Clarios says it continuously strives for manufacturing excellence while keeping technology and sustainability at the heart of its operations.
As the demand for high-performing batteries for vehicles with advanced equipment increases, Clarios says it continues to invest in developing technologies that are environmentally friendly.
It says its range of Delkor AGM batteries are a suitable choice for modern and advanced fuel-efficient vehicles with high electrical demands including those with Idle Stop Start (ISS) technology and regenerative braking.

2023 World Sustainability Awards’ Circular Economy Award
In October 2023, Clarios battled 14 other shortlisted companies to emerge as the winner of the 2023 World Sustainability Awards’ Circular Economy Award.
The Circular Economy Award is given to an organisation that is leading the way towards a more circular model of business.
The circular economy strives for a more sustainable future where materials and products are continuously reused, recycled, and retained.
After household recyclable materials such as glass bottles, aluminium cans and paper, the conventional car battery is the most recycled consumer product in the world.
Clarios turns nearly 200,000 old car batteries into new ones every day. All of this is possible due to Clarios’ closed-loop system which encompasses battery design, manufacturing, transportation, recovery, and recycling processes for a successful circular economy.
It recycles approximately 8,000 batteries every hour of every day across its global operation. Up to 99 percent of materials in Clarios batteries can be recovered, recycled and reused to make new batteries.
The manufacturer also uses 90 percent less energy and releases 90 percent less greenhouse gases by using recycled materials instead of virgin raw materials.
“We are proud of this recognition from the World Sustainability Awards and honoured to be among many other industry leading companies striving to operate sustainably,” Clarios President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Wallace, said.
“We look forward to continued collaboration with our customers, partners, suppliers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to meet the ongoing challenge of building a sustainable future.”
R&J Batteries’ long standing association with Clarios formed based on mutual values and passion for supplying high quality and long lasting batteries for customers in Australia and New Zealand.
As the sole distributor of Clarios’ Delkor brand of batteries in the region for the past 25 years, R&J Batteries is committed to making Delkor products accessible to everyone.
To achieve this goal, the battery distributor has been running the popular Delkor Battery Specialist program.
The Delkor Battery Specialist program aims to assist stockists increase sales of Delkor batteries by granting access to a multitude of marketing collateral, tools and resources.
It follows a tiered structure which allows businesses of varying sizes and scales to participate, providing support according to individual business needs.
The comprehensive Delkor range includes automotive batteries, commercial batteries, deep cycle batteries, marine and leisure batteries and lawn batteries.
The complete range is available via R&J Batteries’ branches in Australia.

For more information about Delkor batteries or the Delkor Battery Specialist program, please visit or call 1300 769 282.