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GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd announce James Hylton as Managing Director

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James has been promoted to Managing Director from the Commercial Director role he took on in November last year having been General Manager – Sales & Marketing at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd since 2011. He has been with the company for over 12 years and has been in the battery industry for 22 years.

Commenting on James’ appointment, Andrew Taylor, Managing Director and CEO of Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd said: “I am personally delighted for James and his promotion is just reward for the hard work, dedication and contribution he has made to the success of the business during his 12 years with the company.

“This has been a natural progression for James following his appointment as Commercial Director in November 2017 and it allows me to focus on the total European business of GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd whilst ensuring the UK operation remains in safe hands.

“I wish James every success in his new role and I am confident he will continue to develop and grow the business over the coming years.”

James Hylton said: “I’m absolutely delighted at being appointed Managing Director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd.

“This is a very exciting time for GS Yuasa and the industry in general. Demand for batteries is increasing in the sectors in which we operate and at the same time battery technology is advancing at an astonishing rate.

“I’m really looking forward to taking the reins and continuing to drive the business forward, ensuring GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd remains at the forefront of the battery industry in Europe and continues to be an invaluable supply partner to its customers.”

A subsidiary of the world-leading GS Yuasa Corporation, GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd is the UK market leader for industrial, automotive and motorcycle batteries. The manufacturer’s Yuasa and GS product ranges include some of the most well-recognised, trusted and high-quality battery products and related accessories.

Based in Kyoto, Japan, GS Yuasa Corporation are the world’s leading battery manufacturer and the number one choice for performance, reliability and quality.

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