About Us

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

In July 1999, Philip Daries moved from South Africa to Australia with a vision of setting up a business to support his family and local community. After a successful venture in the security alarm sector in South Africa, the mission was to duplicate this in Australia.

After a few months, it became clear that there was a great demand for a superior battery and a supplier who was more than just a supplier but someone who could be relied upon for technical knowledge and support. Philip, along with his team and advanced product, have been able to fill this void.

Today Valen Electro continues to grow and succeed, supporting both Australian and New Zealand markets with a technically-advanced and truly unique range of Industrial Batteries and Energy Storage.

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 bring that little bit extra to their clients.

Gareth McKay, Sales Director

Gareth McKay, Sales Director

Gareth works across the entire country with new clients as well as supporting the Sales Managers with existing clients. With extensive knowledge in energy storage, electrical and project management, he 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 our team since 2012 and assists all of the Sales Managers and clients with those more technical questions. Stephen also heads our Product Development team, ensuring Valen stay 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 with Valen in 2014 and looks after the clients in Victoria, Tasmania & South Australia. Before Ian joined the team, he was actually a customer of Valen – 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 takes care of the New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory clients. With experience in Project Management and Customer Service, Jacob always ensures his client 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. With his Account Management and Customer Service skills, Harland ensures his clients are always met with a positive experience when dealing with Valen.

Rosanne McKay, Major Project Sales

Rosanne McKay, Major Project Sales

Rosanne started with Valen in 2007 and has supported the New South Wales, Queensland & Western Australian clients in-house. Her experience in Project Management combined with her experience allows Rosanne to support our clients through major projects.

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 our clients are taken care of. Michelle also assists Harland with QLD and WA 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 whilst keeping ahead. Teagan also supports Jacob with NSW and ACT 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 us since early 2016, and she is the cheery person at the other end of the line when you give us a call. Bev is a special part to our Customer Service team as she assists Ian with VIC, SA and TAS clients and supports the Dispatch team.

Ron Aragon, Warehouse Assistant

Florence Taylor, New Zealand Sales Assistant

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

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’s high level of quality and client satisfaction is upheld. Her vast experience and knowledge on systems and implementations has allowed her to take Valen’s financial department to the next level. Ann-Marie assists our clients with any account queries and is always ready to set up your Credit Application with our online form!

Steve McCullough, Warehouse Manager

Steve McCullough, Warehouse Manager

Steve started with Valen in 2010 and has one of the most critical roles within the company - Warehouse Manager. Steve understands how crucial the transport of Valen’s products is, so he ensures your orders are packed securely and ready for dispatch as quickly as possible.

Ron Aragon, Warehouse Assistant

Ron Aragon, Warehouse Assistant

Ron is one of the cheery warehouse team members who packs clients’ orders with the utmost care and professionalism ensuring they reach you in top condition every time! Ron also plays a vital part in customised order requirements ensuring you receive exactly what you need.

OUR VISION IS...

To be Australasia's foremost supplier of Breakthrough Energy Solutions that attain to new levels of Performance, Efficiency and Durability whilst maintaining Superior Service.

VALUE STATEMENT

Honesty and integrity to clients, staff and associates, while maintaining lively happy relationships, is our priority. We strive to maintain a team spirit, credibility, accountability, innovation, and the ability to accept and implement changes. Satisfied clients are a backbone to our business and our client's needs and wants are given foremost consideration. We operate in a highly competitive and rapidly advancing technological arena and we strive to provide the finest and latest technologies whilst ensuring safety, performance and long term value.