A leader in the battery industry

2014-03-16T00:00:00Z A leader in the battery industryHeather Augustyn nwitimes.com
March 16, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Batteries Unlimited is a full service battery supplier with two locations in the Chicagoland area. The first location in Addison, Illinois opened in 2003 and the second opened in Griffith, Indiana in September, 2013. Daryle Gates, owner, says that they specialize in batteries of every kind and as a result of their expertise, they have become a leader in the battery industry.

“We specialize in all types of batteries. We sell automotive batteries, commercial batteries for equipment like golf carts, floor scrubbers, backup sump pumps, marine boat applications, hearing aids, laptops, cordless phones, motorcycles, cameras, cell phones, commercial tractor trucks, and forklifts and we also sell battery charging equipment. We carry Exide, AC Delco, Trojan, US Battery, and Optima, among other brands,” says Gates.

Batteries Unlimited also recycles batteries of all types including lithium ion, NiCad, and nickel metal hydride. Gates says, “Most people are looking for a battery recycling center and we do it here. We know how to handle batteries properly for the environment and that’s very important. When it comes to car batteries, we recycle about 45,000 pounds a week. We also pay for scrap lead batteries such as car or truck batteries.”

As a result, Batteries Unlimited sells reconditioned batteries as well. “In addition to our new batteries, we also sell reconditioned car batteries starting at $29 for people who are looking to save money. We regenerate them ourselves at our Addison location. We build battery packs too for cordless drills or other equipment.”

Sometimes batteries can be hard to find, but Gates and his staff are experts in the battery industry. “People who work with us know we can find it. We have many batteries in stock and others are easily ordered. This is all we do so we are experts in our field and we know what we’re doing. We know where to obtain hard-to-find batteries because we’ve seen it and we can get it. We are experts at solving problems and helping people to find the right battery. Sometimes people might have the wrong battery for the application. We are very competitively priced and we can help find the battery our customers need,” Gates says.

The Griffith location is managed by Derrick Gates who has over six years of experience in the battery business. Both locations sell retail as well as wholesale and deliver for larger orders.

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