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 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 heads up our team of Business Development Managers across Australia and New Zealand. With an extensive knowledge in energy storage, electrical and project management, Gareth is your guy when you need that extra project support. Project development is Gareth’s forte, where his skills come to a fore ensuring a successful client outcome every time.
Stephen has been a part of Valen since 2012 and is the technical brain behind our team of Business Development Managers. Supporting both clients and our team on a technical front, Stephen is the reason Valen can offer a complete, efficient and value for money integrated energy storage solution. He also shares his expertise with the product development team ensuring Valen stays in the forefront of energy storage innovation and product development.
Ian started working with Valen in 2014. His cheery positive outlook ensures our clients in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia are well looked after and happy. 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 supports the South New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory clients. His enthusiasm and young gun attitude will ensure that your experience with Valen is powered up every time! With experience in both Project Management and Customer Service, Jacob always ensures his clients every need is met and expectations exceeded.
With years of experience within Business Development, Harland has been an asset to Valen and his clients from day one. Harland’s positive attitude coupled with meticulous follow up and service ensures that his clients are never let down and always have the benefit of world class service.
When it comes to getting things done, and done right, Michelle’s your girl! Michelle joined the Valen team in 2009 so her years of company experience means she is the one to ensure Valen is ahead in product development and stocked up. Coupled with her experience in customer service, Michelle has been the go to person for critical project management ensuring projects run smoothly and timeously ensuring a great outcome every time.
Teagan has been a part of the Valen team since 2015 and plays an essential role as Valens Marketing Coordinator. Teagan is the brains behind all of Valens marketing materials ensuring clients are kept informed as to market advances and news. Thanks to her cheery disposition, Teagan is a valuable team player who is always on the lookout for ways to help. This makes her the ace sales assistant behind Jacob ensuring South New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory clients are well looked after!
Bev has been with Valen since 2016 and is the cheery voice on the end of the line when you call Valen! Her impeccable service and attention to detail has seen Bev managing one of the most important sales assistant roles at Valen. She ensures that customers right across Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia are well supported.
Since joining the Valen team in 2018, Ann-Marie has brought with her a wealth of knowledge on Finance and Quality management. Her meticulous attention to details has seen her tasked with the essential role of ensuring Valen maintains ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certifications. Ann-Marie’s professional friendly attitude ensures Valens clients account queries are settled promptly and she is always ready to set up your account using the online Credit Application Form located at the footer of our website.
Florence is a welcome addition to Valen’s team having joined in 2018. A real go getter with a positive and fun attitude, Florence is the warm and enthusiastic person Valens clients in New Zealand hear on the phone. Whether it’s a sales query, freight inquiry or a product development challenge, Florence is right there to sort it out, right and on time!
New to Valen, Rosi has made an immediate impact already with her positive doer attitude and energy. Rosi has taken on the key role of supporting Gareth. Coordinating Valens freight department, Rosi is the one to make sure that your package gets there on time, in perfect condition every time.
Steve McCullough, Hallam Warehouse Manager
Steve started with Valen in 2010 and has one of the most critical roles within the company – Hallam Warehouse Manager. Steve thorough attention to detail ensures our products are always Quality Tested to the highest standards before dispatch. 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 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.
Richard Lawton, Lawson Warehouse Assistant
New to Valen’s Lawson operation, Richard is the face on the floor that Valens customers see when they visit the warehouse. With a positive friendly attitude Richard is the one to help pick and pack orders ensuring they reach their end destination in ship shape condition. Richard also assists with the essential project of quality controlling all new stock, ensuring it meets Valens high standards before entering the Australian market.