Brown & Watson International ranks in top three for innovation

After last year being judged one of Australia’s most innovative companies in the The Australian Financial Review’s prestigious Boss Magazine, Brown & Watson International (BWI) has again featured prominently in this year’s awards.

In 2021, BWI – the company behind leading automotive brands including Narva and Projecta – was recognised for its new ‘Intelli-Start’ (IS) jumpstarter range, which helped rank the company as the third most innovative within the Manufacturing & Consumer Goods category.

The new consumer grade Projecta IS920 and IS1220 model variants offer advanced technology which first appeared in the professional 1500A range, including Projecta’s world-patented Rapid Recharge capabilities.

The new IS920 and IS1220 do away with traditional recharging, instead, once the vehicle is running, the user simply leaves the jumpstarter connected for 40 seconds to fully replenish the energy discharged, meaning it’s ready for the next emergency and less likely to need recharging at home or in the garage.

As a further benefit, the new models’ Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO₄) battery holds its charge for longer and offers a greatly increased operational life compared to traditional jumpstarters. The battery was also specifically designed for the IS920 and IS1220 models, ensuring it’s completely fit-for-task and extremely safe.

BWI Chief Operating Officer, Kabel Davis, said that a culture of innovation ran deep at the company.

“Ranking highly in the awards reinforces that innovation forms an important part of BWI’s DNA, as we regularly look to introduce new advancements and continuously improve our product lines across all brands,” Kabel said.

“We’re extremely pleased to have once again been recognised in The Financial Review awards, particularly this year given the challenges and disruptions that we’ve faced in dealing with the pandemic as a Melbourne-based business.
“It goes to show that great things can still be achieved with effort, resilience and dedication. I thank the BWI team for all its hard work in developing the Intelli-Start range and I know that our customers will enjoy the many benefits that the range will bring them in terms of reliability, ease-of-use and performance,” he said.

Projecta’s new Intelli-Start IS920 and IS1220 models can be purchased now through most leading automotive outlets, with even greater availability to follow in coming weeks through expanded stockists.