The European Portable Battery Association is the authoritative voice of the portable power industry. It supports the common interests of its members regarding portable batteries and battery chargers with European institutions and other leading international bodies to provide consumers with complete power solutions which are sustainable across their life-cycle.
Structure and Members
The EPBA is structured around the General Assembly of members and its Board of Directors who are supported by a number of Working Groups and the Permanent Secretariat in Brussels.
Each Working Group is charged with monitoring developments and making recommendations in a different area directly affecting the members. The following working groups are active:
- Government Affairs Working Group: examines all issues relating to national and EU legislation affecting the environment
- Technical Working Group: deals with all technical aspects related to the battery industry and relevant legislation
- Statistical Working Group: collects data on the industry
The members of each Working Group are drawn from EPBA member companies.
EPBA Membership consists of 3 categories:
- Regular Members: all companies producing portable primary and/or rechargeable batteries in the world and which, either directly or indirectly through affiliated companies, fully legally represented in Europe, manufacture and/or sell from that company in Europe
- Associate Members: all manufacturers in related industries which manufacture and sell products and components in Europe
- Affiliate Members: all battery associations which have as members companies producing portable primary and/or rechargeable batteries anywhere in the world and which, either directly or indirectly through affiliated companies, manufacture and/or sell these batteries in a European country. EPBA counts 19 National Battery Associations as its Affiliate Members.