22 May 2024
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Stevens named MD of Yuasa Battery Sales UK

Wayne Stevens (pictured) has been appointed MD of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK — in a move the battery producer said will see his strong focus on the automotive aftermarket deployed to drive further growth and innovation.

Stevens’ appointment, announced on April 2, follows the relocation of GS Yuasa’s European headquarters to a state-of-the-art facility in Swindon last September.

“In a rapidly evolving landscape of automotive innovation and AI advancements, the demand for battery supply and cutting-edge technology is unprecedented,” Stevens said. “GS Yuasa is poised to lead the industry and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Andrew Taylor, MD and CEO of Yuasa Battery Europe, said Stevens’ experience and market experience will play a key role as the group continues to expand across automotive, motorcycle and industrial battery sectors.

Yuasa’s Swindon facility incorporates the latest advancements in warehouse systems including automated shuttle racking, AGV reach trucks and pick tunnels to significantly improve order processing capacity and operational efficiency.

The site also has dedicated charging facilities an an e-commerce area with specialist packing equipment.