Our values

Our mission at UBL is to offer the most reliable battery and the best customer experience at the right price and within the right time.


We practise high standards of integrity


Working together to offer exceptional products


Whilst putting the customer first


We safeguard the health and safety of our employees


Committed to protect and improve the environment that we are living in.


We believe in quality

Our heritage

Dr James Mulwana

Dr James Mulwana

UBL was founded by Dr James Mulwana, a businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist in Uganda. He was the Chairman and CEO of Mulwana Group of companies. UBL was established in 1967 in partnership with Chloride (UK) Limited and in 1990 James Mulwana gained full ownership of the company.

Uganda Batteries Limited is the leading company in the automotive battery industry, with a mission to be responsible producers set to maximise the needs of our customers and all stakeholders while minimising the environmental impacts of our operations.

Uganda Batteries has been offering a full range of battery services to individual customers, dealers/agents and organisations (public and private sector). The company’s excellence is the result of forty seven years of hard work, resilience and keeping abreast with modern technology.

Dr. James Mulwana Made his cornerstone mark on Uganda`s Manufacturing sector in 1988, when he revived the Uganda Manufacturers Association in which he served as Chairman until 2000. In the same year, He founded JESA Mixed Farm, with a herd of 550 Friesian cows. Later, Jesa Mixed Farm’s operations expanded; leading to the establishment of Jesa Farm Dairy Limited (1994), with a milk processing, pasteurizing and packaging plant to produce packed milk, butter yoghurt and cream. In 1992, he established Nsimbe Estates Limited mainly involved in horticultural farming for export of cut flowers, in a joint venture with a German partner. Mr. Mulwana also established Jesa Investments Limited is a Commercial Property Development entity in 2002.

As quoted by the CEO magazine (2010), Dr. James Mulwana was a Board Maestro like no other in Uganda. He served on numerous boards and committees. He served as Director to the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Limited, was a founder member of the East African Business Council and was elected to serve as Chairman of EABC in 2000-2001 and again 2003-2004, in 1995, BAT Uganda appointed him to its Board of Directors and later as a nonexecutive Chairman of the Board.

The International Finance Corporation in 1996 elected Mr. Mulwana as a board member to the International Finance Corporation Business Advisory Council, which has its headquarters in Washington D.C. In 1999, he was appointed to the Board of Directors East African Development Bank. Dr. James Mulwana later served as Director Eskom Uganda, Insurance Corporation of Uganda and Airtel Uganda.

In 1993, was appointed Honorary Consul of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand to Uganda. In October 2008, He was promoted as Honorary Consul General, a position he held until 2013.

Dr. James Mulwana was married to Sarah Mulwana with Three children Geoffrey Mulwana, Primrose Mulwana and Barbara Mulwana.

UBL milestones

  • 1967



    UBL was established by Dr James Mulwana in partnership with Chloride (UK) Limited

  • 1990



    Dr Mulwana gains full ownership of UBL

  • 1998


    ISO Certification

    UBL became the first ISO Certified company in Uganda.

  • 2014



    UBL became the first local manufacturer of Solar batteries.

  • 2016



    UBL introduced and started selling maintenance free batteries

  • 2017


    50 YEARS!

    UBL commemorated 50 years as a market leader in automotive battery manufacturing and sale in Uganda.

  • 2020


    Recycling Plant Expansion

    Recycling Plant Expansion

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