Originally Posted by kenbo
I believe, but I'm not sure, that these batteries were made by East Penn under license
from Sonnenschein. They had the Prevalier labels.
My understanding is, it was never an OEM / franchise / brand relabeling deal.
More of a training / technology transfer arrangement.
My general impression is that the Sonnenschein Prevailer build quality and longevity are better than Deka's.
But that Deka GEL are still excellent, certainly the best ones to buy in the NA market if the Sonnenschein turn out to be too high priced for your budget
. Apparently Deka makes Trojan's GEL line, or at least that used to be the case.
Just as Rolls / Surette may be the top marque for FLA worldwide, but Trojan, Deka/East Penn, U.S. Battery, Crown and Superior are all also excellent choices.
Hoppecke GEL is well respected in Europe
, but I think not sold in NA.