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Industrial Battery Products, Inc. “IBP” started in the industrial battery/charger business on August 1, 1977.  Our humble beginnings included a small sales/service center in St. Louis, MO with our servicing territory covering eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.

Since 1977 we have grown to be one of the largest Deka representatives in North America.  In February 1998 we expanded westward to open a branch in the Kansas City area covering Western Missouri and Kansas.  In November 2003 we grew again and opened a branch in the Omaha, Nebraska area.  Our Omaha branch covers Western Iowa and Nebraska.  Always looking for expansion opportunities we acquired the Deka representative in Chicago and opened a branch in 2005 covering the Chicago metro area, including several counties in Indiana.  Then again in 2012 we open a full service branch in the Minneapolis/St Paul, MN market.  Our Minneapolis branch services Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota.  In the summer of 2018 we continued our expansion. East Penn Manufacturing “Deka Batteries” awarded IBP the Northwest IL territory and IBP opened a Service Operation in the Rockford IL area.  IBP also purchased the assets of the Deka dealer in Iowa and now operate full service operations in Des Moines, IA.  We now service the entire State of Iowa.

In total, IBP services Ten States with Six Locations in the Midwest.


Through passionate leadership,   innovative technology, and exceptional quality, Industrial Battery Products proudly serves our customers by providing dependable power solutions to ensure complete satisfaction.


People will always be our greatest asset. We attract and recruit the finest people to become part of the IBP team. We build and strengthen our organization from within, promoting and rewarding performance.
Customer Satisfaction
We consider the customer in all we do, and build long-term relationships by exceeding the expectations of internal and external customers. We do what is right and treat our customers with care.
Every team member contributes to the success of IBP. We lead by example and focus on our goals to achieve leadership objectives and strategies.
We respect the differences among team members, customers, and communities. We take advantage of different perspectives, and leverage diversity as a competitive advantage.
We all act like owners, treating IBP’s assets as our own, and behave with the company’s success in mind. We accept personal accountability to meet business needs, improve ourselves, and help others improve their effectiveness.
We are passionate about our business. We show pride in our brands by serving our customers through the high quality of our products and services. We value, promote, and fiercely protect our reputation.
We are honest, straight-forward, and always try to do the right thing. We operate within the letter and spirit of the law, and uphold the values and principles of IBP in every action and decision.
We are selfless, and are driven first by concern for others. We are open to change and continuous improvement, and seek and provide honest feedback. We value openness and the curiosity to learn from anyone, anywhere.
We operate with the philosophy of “There’s no I in Team”. We have confidence in each other’s capabilities and intentions, and believe that people work best when there is a foundation of trust. We respect our IBP colleagues and customers and treat them as we want to be treated.
Positive Attitude
We help people to be their best by providing coaching and feedback, and work with others as a team to accomplish results. We don’t focus on what “we can’t do”. We focus on what “we can do”. We are creative and find a way to accomplish the goal.


IBP now has seventy-five employees with years of battery/charger experience.  We have been fortunate to retain our most talented personnel, several with 30 plus years and many more with 20 plus years, with our organization.  We have several unique sales/service programs that allow IBP to stand above competitors.  A sampling of our programs include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Total Support Guarantee “TSG”
  • Power Care
  • Annual Battery/Charger Surveys, with safety and environmental checkups
  • Planned Maintenance Programs
  • Fully Assured Scrap Pickup and Recycling
  • Parts and Service Support for all brands of batteries and chargers
  • Battery Room Layouts, Installs and Maintenance
  • Opportunity and Fast Charge Surveys, with sales, installs and maintenance

We look forward to showing the material handling market what a powerful combination Deka and IBP represent in “Serving the Midwest”.


Deka’s Motive Power batteries have long been considered, by industry insiders, to be the hardiest battery available to the Material Handling Industry.  They recognize that the Deka battery provides the longest useful life while also handling the harshest environments.

Why is this so?

East Penn’s manufacturing process is second to none.  From its raw materials testing, to its computer integrated controls throughout the manufacturing process to their exclusive Individual Plate Formation “IPF”, the batteries are built to the highest quality standards.  The proof as they say is in the pudding.  The Deka battery’s warranty rate is by far the lowest in the industry.  Since the Deka battery provides 20 to 50% longer useful life the total cost of ownership makes it the most economical option as well.  East Penn’s commitment to the environment with its lead smelter and refinery is a model for the industry, recycling virtually 100% of every used lead acid battery it processes, thus eliminating a customer’s “Cradle to Grave” responsibilities.

Lastly, East Penn has built the finest nationwide dealer service organization to support the ongoing battery maintenance needs of its customers.  IBP is extremely proud to represent Deka, hands down, the finest motive battery available anywhere worldwide.


Toll Free Number:  1-888-813-5636

Corporate Office:
1250 Ambassador Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63132
Phone:  (314) 473-2200

Chicago Branch:
640 Remington Blvd., Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone:  (630) 243-4828
Serving the greater Chicago, Illinois area including Rockford and Indiana

Iowa Branch
6371 NE 14th Street Building # 2
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: (515) 289‐1325
Serving Central and Eastern Iowa

Kansas City Branch:
5360 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS  66203
Phone:  (913) 236-6500
Serving Western Missouri and Kansas


Minneapolis Branch:
915 Blue Gentian Road, Suite 700
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone:  (952) 657-7563
Serving Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Eastern Wyoming, Eastern Montana

Omaha Branch:
12115 Centennial Road, Suite 101
La Vista, NE  68138
Phone:  (402) 932-9035
Serving Nebraska and Western Iowa

St. Louis Branch:
1250 Ambassador Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63132
Phone:  (314) 266‐5700
Serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois