June 2, 2022: The Remy Battery Company has acquired Challenger Battery Service in a deal signed on May 31, the US-based family-run businesses have announced.
Remy Battery president Mike Moeller (pictured) said the firms “have always been friendly competitors, working together in time of need and respecting each other’s business”.
Remy Battery, which was established in 1931, specializes in predominantly lead batteries, cables, and battery accessories. Batteries specialist Challenger was established in 1952.
Remy Battery said the acquisition fitted into the company’s strategy of providing services at a community level. The deal allows “a long-standing local family-owned business in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to continue to service their community, which will now be led by another long-standing family-owned company that maintains the same values”.
Remy has two locations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, one in Wisconsin and Milwaukee, and now the Challenger site.