About Us

End-to-end Solution Provider of Industrial Batteries and Energy Storage

Regal Electro 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!

Meet the Team

Philip Daries


Valen is directed by this highly determined leader; Philip has worked tirelessly since 1999 to bring Valen to where it is today. His innovative style and vast industry knowledge have already changed the battery & energy storage industry in Australia. Developing highly competitive and efficient products, such as the Valen ENLiFEN ESO, has seen Valen have a significant impact on the future of energy storage.

Gareth Mckay

Managing Director

Gareth has been a part of Valen since 2015 and heads up our team of Business Development Managers across Australia and New Zealand. Gareth is a creative Managing Director who works hard to make Valen stand out from competitors in all sectors.
With extensive knowledge in energy storage and project management, Gareth is the person to call when you need that extra project support and capability. Project development and innovation is Gareth’s forte, where his high-level skills come to a fore ensuring a successful client project outcome every time.

Stephen Daries

Head of Operations

Stephen has been a part of Valen since 2012 and leads product development and innovation within Valen. Stephen is the reason Valen can offer complete, efficient and value for money integrated energy storage solutions. An innovative thinker, his contribution to the Valen team, is significant to our success.
Stephen is always available for technical support on phone or email because he understands that when you are in the field, you need answers quickly.

Meagan Iervasi

Executive Assistant

Meagan joined the team in 2020 to support our Sales Director and is extremely diligent and efficient at solving problems. With her exceptional organisation and people skills, Meagan ensures all Valen meetings run smoothly and no action points are missed!
With Meagan’s combined pleasant personality and dynamic professional attitude, she is the perfect support for Gareth McKay.

Chelsea Mitton

Finance Manager

Chelsea is a specialist in client account establishment and makes it all happen seamlessly for our clients! She ensures the day to day debtor accounts to the complexities of financial reporting; Chelsea is right onto the whole range of accounts functions to keep Valen on track. She is diligent in setting up client accounts using our online Credit Application form located at the footer of our website.

Hahns Petrie

Business Development Manager

Hahns maintains an energetic focus on his sector and has built up not only his knowledge, but his ability to curate and co-create a range of solutions. His enthusiasm and attentive personality ensure your experience with Valen is powered up every time! Hahns possesses a unique ability to understand our clients’ needs, allowing him to craft tailor-made energy storage solutions, driving sustainable success and forging enduring partnerships.

Wayne Foster

Business Development Manager

With years of experience within Business Development, Wayne has been an asset to Valen and our New Zealand clients from day one. His friendly and positive attitude is one of Valen’s core values that no doubt has made many client’s days.
Wayne’s dedication to service ensures that clients are never dissatisfied and always have the benefit of high-quality battery & energy storage solutions.

Jackie Hellmers

Purchasing Officer

Jackie joined the Valen team in 2021 and is Valen’s Purchasing Officer, a massive task! Her precise and detailed forecasting and analysis skills are a significant contribution to Valen’s product supply success. Jackie’s extensive knowledge and experience in purchasing means she has a deep understanding of the impact all supply chain decisions have on our clients.

Rosi Mckay

Sales Support

Rosi has been with Valen since 2018 and is currently supporting our sales team. Rosi has a passionate commitment to Valen’s Core Values and is always keen to be moving fast and remaining focused in providing service!
Rosi continues to Challenge the Status Quo at Valen to ensure that we are continually improving our products and processes.

Natasha Petersen

Customer Service

Natasha is one of the friendly team for the Valen phones, always keen to help get clients enquiries sorted as soon as possible. Natasha maintains an energetic focus on customer service with previous experience in dispatch; she has quickly developed an extensive knowledge of the Valen product range.

She has a passionate commitment to Valen’s Core Values and is always keen to be moving fast and remaining focused on providing service!

Michelle Foster

Human Resources

Michelle is Valen’s go-to when it comes to all things Human Resource-related!
Michelle has held a number of roles since she joined the team in 2009. Her years of company experience and organisational skills are invaluable to her role, looking after the team and making sure they are at their best!
Michelle is also one of the friendly voices you hear when calling Valen, where her Upbeat and Positive Attitude shines through.

Sean Howard

Business Development Manager

Sean joined the Valen sales team in 2022 and brings with him a wealth of experience. With 21 years in the Materials Handling Industry specialising in Battery Electric Products and Solutions, Sean’s goal is to provide a positive attitude and solutions to overcome his clients’ problems. Sean operates under a customer-centric approach and values understanding the needs of our customers first. When dealing with Sean you can trust he will ensure all bases are covered and he understands your business.

Grant Bunn


Grant works in our Lawson warehouse team. He brings dynamism and a can-do attitude and is forthcoming with great ideas to improve the safety and efficiency of the warehouse operations. Grant also brings technical skills that complement the role and support other business areas. In addition, Grant’s upbeat, positive attitude when playing as a team means that he is always willing to step up.

Dan Rebholz


Daniel works in our Lawson warehouse team. His warehouse experience brings with it dependability that Daniel will get the job done and get it right. In addition, he is passionate about keeping promises to our customers. Daniel epitomises our core value to Wow Customers Through Service and is willing to do whatever is required to get the job done with a minimum of fuss.

Johanna Cooper

Internal Sales Representative

Meet Johanna, our ingenious and customer-focused internal sales rep. With an upbeat and positive attitude, she brings unparalleled energy to every interaction, ensuring exceptional service and lasting partnerships. Johanna’s expertise lies in supporting clients with their battery needs, making her a true asset to our team.

Jelena Maksimovic

Internal Sales Manager

Introducing Jelena, our Sales Execution Manager, renowned for her meticulous approach and keen attention to sales data. With an exceptional eye for detail, she seamlessly collaborates with our sales team to optimise performance. Jelena’s dedication and precision make her an invaluable asset, consistently driving success. Her expertise elevates our strategies, ensuring we navigate the competitive market landscape and power excellence.

Victor Skoubiev

Victor originally joined the Valen team in 2022 as Business Development Manager, and after a brief hiatus is back in action! Victor has a passion for sales which shines through his interactions with everyone. Victor places great importance on understanding the industry and finding solutions for customers; sharing the Valen name so that everyone knows about a battery brand they can rely on. Victor’s tenacity to Move Fast and Remain Focussed to Get Results, and genuine approach to his role make him a key Team Valen Player.


ISO 9001 & ISO 14001

Valen understand that having a superior quality product and upholding that standard is imperative to both our clients and us; which is why Valen are ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System accredited. Regular audits ensure consistency and a high level of quality is maintained in accordance with international standards.
Caring for the environment is another one of Valen’s and our clients high priorities, so Valen have also become ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management accredited. This allows Valen to ensure our practices are in accordance with international standards and regularly audited to maintain the superior level.

SSL Approval

SSL Approval The Valen Topin TP series of batteries are certified by ActivFire CSIRO as per certificate number afp-1668. The SSL Approval Certification is updated annually to ensure it remains up to date. SSL Approval was established to support the fire protection sector for a body responsible for the listing of active fire protection equipment. Under this registration, Valen ensures the Valen Topin range:

  • Complies with equipment through physical testing and appraisal to relevant standards.
  • Recognises approvals and certifications by other national and international bodies.
  • Provides reference documentation and information which supports the various building regulations and authority requirements for ‘Evidence of Suitability’ for equipment used in building construction.
  • Maintains a continuous process that provides means by which the conformity of changes to products are submitted and verified.
  • Is on the register of Fire Protection Equipment, a list of products which meet the established reference.

Corporate Responsibility

Supporting the community has always been a focus at Valen, and we are proud to continue our support of the Rapid Relief Team.

RRT displays care and compassion to people in crisis, providing free catering assistance and tangible support to emergency services, government and charitable organisations. The RRT team of volunteers are mobilised across the globe to serve where and when it is needed most.

RRT deliver help and hope to people across 14 countries around the globe with teams in Australia, the United Kingdom, North & South America, the Caribbean, Canada, New Zealand and throughout Europe.

NATO Commercial and Government Entity

Valen is an accredited Australian Defence Force ADF supplier; Valen's NCAGE (NATO Commercial And Government Entity) identity number - Z1BU6

NATO Stock Number (NSN) – 6140 66 167 0302


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