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Australian Made. It Matters.

Here at PowerPlus Energy, “Australian Made” signifies more than just a label; it represents a commitment to quality, authenticity, and supporting local communities. At its core, Australian Made embodies the essence of our manufacturing and design processes, reflecting our dedication to producing quality products from, lithium batteries, to storage cabinets and BESS solutions that are truly Australian in origin, manufacture, and design.
Highlighting Australian manufacturing and design is vital as it promotes transparency and accountability within the industry, ensuring customers are aware of a products’ origins. By proudly showcasing our Australian-made, manufactured, and designed status, we aim to build trust and credibility with our customers, reassuring you of the quality and integrity of our energy storage solutions.

But what exactly does "Australian made" mean?

According to the Australian Made Campaign Limited (AMCL), a product can be classified as Australian Made or manufactured in Australia if it has undergone substantial transformation within the country. This means the goods must either be grown or produced in Australia or have undergone one or more processes in Australia that fundamentally alter their identity, nature, or essential character.
For us, this definition holds significant weight. “As a general manager of an Australian-made business it isn’t just about where we operate; it’s a reflection of who we are and what we stand for as a team” says Shane Pollard, a long term employee of PowerPlus. “It ensures each energy storage solution bearing the iconic green and gold kangaroo symbol has been subjected to high standards of production and manufacturing”, guaranteeing its authenticity and origin, indicating to customers our products are genuinely Australian made, manufactured, and designed.

As a general manager of an Australian-made business it isn't just about where we operate; it's a reflection of who we are and what we stand for as a team.

Why choose Australian made?

As a consumer we are presented a lot of choices when selecting products these days, coined the ‘Paradox of Choice’. This phrase suggests that ‘When the number of choices increases, so does the difficulty of knowing what is best’. However, opting for Australian-made goods offers a range of advantages and simplifies your decision-making process when faced with this exact predicament. From economic prosperity to environmental sustainability, supporting local manufacturing can have far-reaching benefits for individuals, communities, and the planet.
By choosing local, you contribute directly to Australian businesses, workers, and communities: this includes us! This support helps create a ripple effect extending throughout the supply chain in which PowerPlus is a good example of by:
  • Sustaining jobs: PowerPlus now has over 80 staff members across all departments including manufacturing, sales, innovation, support and more based Australia-wide.
  • Fostering innovation: Over 10 in-house engineering team members work together to develop and apply learned knowledge as well as user feedback to evolve energy storage innovations that meet the needs of an Australian environment.
  • Reducing reliance on imported goods: We prefer the longevity and reward that comes from local supplier relationships, sourcing wherever possible, tools, equipment, metalwork, packaging and more within close delivery distance to the factory hub. Helping to reduce our carbon footprint with lower transportation kilometers and putting back into the local economy.
  • Strengthening domestic production capabilities: Having the ability to manufacture energy storage provides a platform for industry learnings to be shared and refined amongst leaders. PowerPlus sits at the forefront as Australia’s largest lithium battery manufacturer.
As a result, your helping stimulates economic growth and Australia’s capacity to weather global economic fluctuations and disruptions, ensuring a more stable and sustainable future. These active decisions not only support local businesses and communities but also promote environmental stewardship and responsible consumption. By making informed choices at the point of purchase, consumers have the power to drive positive change and create a brighter future for generations to come.

By making informed choices at the point of purchase, consumers have the power to drive positive change and create a brighter future for generations to come.

How does Australian manufacturing uphold quality and safety standards?

Australian manufacturing has long been associated with quality and safety, thanks to strict standards and a commitment to excellence. From the production floor to the marketplace, various measures are in place to uphold these standards and ensure Australian-made products meet or exceed expectations.
Australian manufacturers are required to comply with regulations set by government agencies such as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Standards Australia. These regulations cover a wide range of areas, including product safety, performance, and environmental impact, to safeguard consumers and maintain the integrity of the marketplace.
To ensure the quality of Australian-made products, manufacturers employ a range of quality assurance practices throughout the production process. This may include implementing robust quality control systems, conducting regular inspections, and testing, and adhering to industry-specific standards and certifications. By prioritising quality at every stage of the production process, Australian manufacturers such as ourselves can ensure safe and reliable products, competitive in the global marketplace.

What does Australian Made look like at PowerPlus Energy?

At PowerPlus, our commitment to Australian manufacturing and design runs deep and regularly underpins day-to-day activities. One of these activities is our sourcing practice. We strive to source as many components and materials as possible from Australian companies, right down to our uniforms and merchandise.
Our on-site engineering and battery energy storage system (BESS) teams work tirelessly to design and develop energy storage products, overseeing the entire process from concept to creation. With expertise in a wide range of disciplines, our teams ensure products are crafted for performance, reliability, and efficiency.
Moving to manufacturing, our production teams are diverse and dedicated. Our cabinets team pre-wires cabinets on-site, while our metalwork is sourced from Australian suppliers merely 10km away. Batteries are assembled with precision and care where each component has been meticulously crimped, assembled and tested prior to ensure optimal performance and reliability, drawing on years of experience, refinement, and expertise to create products of the highest quality.
Throughout each phase of production, testing and quality assurance is a main priority. Each product undergoes a series of quality controlprocedures to ensure high standards for performance, safety, and durability are met. approx. A PowerPlus battery will go through approximately 40 quality controls checks at various stages of the assembly from the initial goods inwards, cable cutting, heat shrinking, to cell checks, assembled battery check up until it is boxed in lidding. This commitment to quality is what sets PowerPlus apart and underscores our dedication to delivering energy storage solutions that exceed your expectations.

A PowerPlus battery will go through approximately 40 quality controls checks at various stages of the assembly.

PowerPlus demonstrates the ethos of Australian Made. From our sourcing practices to our production processes, we uphold the values of authenticity, quality, and innovation that define Australian manufacturing and design. With every energy storage solution we create, we proudly showcase the ingenuity and craftsmanship that make Australian-made goods truly exceptional.
It’s easy to support Australian made and our team is always interested in helping you make the right decision for your next project! Reach out to us today and choose power that’s easy. And Australian.

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