About Us

End-to-End Solution Provider of Industrial Batteries and Energy Storage.
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OUR STORY

Regal Eltro was founded in 1981, Cape Town South Africa, supplying mostly security components and batteries to security installers. In 1998, the business was sold and the Managing Director, Philip Daries, immigrated to Australia. 1999 saw the opening of Regal Electro, a battery and security component supplier based in Lake Cargelligo, NSW.

Over the next few years, it became apparent that there was a growing need in the industry for a battery supplier who knew not only the characteristics of various technologies, but also understood the technical manufacturing procedures to ensure a quality product is delivered. Regal Electro had positioned themselves as a premium supplier of fine energy solutions, offering the complete packaged solution for clients.

In 2009, Regal Electro opened our very own custom built premises in Hallam, VIC to ensure fast service and delivery to our clients. 2010 saw Regal Electro New Zealand established. The Lake Cargelligo Head Office moved into a brand new purpose built facility in 2012. The Power Charge ENDUROGEL with the revolutionary Catalyst Life Extender was first imported into Australia in 2012.

In 2015, the first ENLiFEN Energy Storage Optimiser (ESO) prototype was successfully completed and on display at the Comms Connect Exhibition in Melbourne.

In 2017, Regal Electro Pty Ltd went through a rebranding to reinvigorate our product range Power Charge. Power Charge has become Valen, which in Latin means ‘Power’. Brisbane operations began at this time also.

In April 2018, our Sydney logistics and centre in Lawson was opened with the view to again increase our service for clients.

July 2018, Regal Electro Pty Ltd made the strategic decision to go through another rebranding and change the company name to Valen. This decision was made to strengthen our brand and recognition within the Industrial Battery market.

Today, Valen has grown exponentially becoming a trusted advisor to our clients within many different industries. Valen is an industry leader in Energy Storage for mission critical applications and continues to innovate and evolve, keeping abreast of new technologies as they emerge. Valen looks forward to you joining us on the journey!

Philip Daries, Managing Director

Philip Daries, Managing Director

Philip has been here from day one, starting Valen in Australia in 1999. Prior to our establishment in Australia, Philip was involved in the Security components industry in South Africa. Alone, Philip has some staggering 40 years of knowledge up his sleeve – that’s why Valen brings that little bit extra to their clients.

Gareth McKay, Sales Director

Gareth McKay, Sales Director

Gareth works across Australia and New Zealand with clients with Projects and Tenders as well as supporting the Business Development Managers. With extensive knowledge in energy storage, electrical and project management, Gareth is able to direct the sales effort of the team in Australia and New Zealand.

Stephen Daries, Technical Director

Stephen Daries, Technical Director

Stephen has been a part of Valen since 2012 and assists all of the Business Development Managers and clients with those more technical questions. Stephen also heads the Product Development team, ensuring Valen stays ahead through the innovation of new technology and products.

Ian Bernsons, VIC, SA & TAS Sales Manager

Ian Bernsons, VIC, SA & TAS Sales Manager

Ian started working with Valen in 2014 and looks after he clients in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Before Ian joined the team, he was actually a client of Valen’s – so who better to let you know the benefits of dealing with Valen!

Jacob McKay, NSW & ACT Sales Manager

Jacob McKay, NSW & ACT Sales Manager

Jacob supports the South New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory clients. With experience in Project Management and Customer Service, Jacob always ensures his clients every need is met and expectations exceeded.

Harland Reoch, QLD & WA Sales Manager

Harland Reoch, QLD & WA Sales Manager

With years of experience within Business Development, Harland has been an asset to Valen and his clients from day one. Harland has Account Management and Customer Service skills ensuring his clients are always met with a positive experience when dealing with Valen.

Michelle Daries, Customer Service and QLD & WA Sales Assistant

Michelle Daries, Customer Service and QLD & WA Sales Assistant

Michelle joined Valen in 2009 and heads the Customer Service team where she goes above and beyond to ensure clients are taken care of. Michelle also assists Harland with Queensland and Western Australia clients and is always happy to help.

Teagan Payne, Marketing Coordinator and NSW & ACT Sales Assistant

Teagan Payne, Marketing Coordinator and NSW & ACT Sales Assistant

Teagan has been a part of the Valen team since 2015 and has a vital role in leading the Marketing team. Teagan works closely with all departments ensuring Valen strive towards their vision. Teagan also supports Jacob with New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory clients ensuring their every need is met!

Bev Stephens, VIC, SA & TAS Sales Assistant

Bev Stephens, VIC, SA & TAS Sales Assistant

Bev has been with Valen since 2016 and she is the cheery person at the other end of the line when you call Valen. Bev supports Ian with Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania clients. Bev is also the Freight Coordinator ensuring quick delivery for our clients!

Ann-Marie Lee, QA & Systems

Ann-Marie Lee, QA & Systems and Finance Coordinator

Ann-Marie brings with her a wealth of knowledge on systems and quality management. She ensures Valen maintains the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certifications. Ann-Marie also assists our clients with any account queries and is always ready to set up your account using the online Credit Application Form located at the footer of our website.

Florence Taylor, New Zealand Sales Assistant

Florence Taylor, New Zealand Sales Assistant

Florence is a welcome addition to Valen’s team having joined in 2018. Florence is a warm and enthusiastic person and is there to support New Zealand Clients throughout their experience with Valen.

Steve McCullough, Hallam Warehouse Manager

Steve McCullough, Hallam Warehouse Manager

Steve started with Valen in 2010 and has one of the most critical roles within the company – Warehouse Manager. Steve ensures our products our Quality Tested to the highest standard before Valen dispatches orders to clients. Steve understands how crucial the transport of Valen’s products are, so he ensures your orders are packed securely and ready for dispatch as quickly as possible.

Tom Carr, Lawson Warehouse Manager

Tom Carr, Lawson Warehouse Manager

Tom is the Warehouse Manager in our new location Lawson. Tom ensures Valen products are Quality Tested to Valen high standards when we receive them into stock. Tom understands how critical the dispatch of Valen’s products are and so ensures your orders are packed securely and ready for dispatch as quick as possible.