VARTA AG, Ellwangen, Germany, and Allgäu Batterie GmbH & Co. KG, Haldenwang, Germany, will bring together their expertise for the rapidly growing market for configurable lithium-ion battery packs. Allgau Batterie will become a system integrator for VARTA’s “Application Specific Batteries” (ASB) product group. In future, the family-owned company from Bavaria will be able to include the Easyblade and Easyblock products from VARTA’s Application Specific Batteries product group in its portfolio and thus take care of all system integration issues, ranging from hardware, software and chargers to system communication and mechanical fit as well as battery design.
The VARTA ASB product group are specially developed battery solutions for use in small and medium-sized vehicles such as driverless transport systems, AGVs, material handling systems or forklift trucks. The lithium-ion batteries are rugged modular and expandable and can thus be perfectly adapted to applications such as logistics or agriculture.
Thanks to its broad experience in the field of lithium-ion batteries and its strong network in various major industries, Allgau Batterie is the perfect partner for VARTA’s Application Specific Batteries Easyblock and Easyblade.
Gordon Clemens, General Manager, VARTA Power Pack Solutions: “The cooperation with Allgau Batterie shows that we can offer battery solutions for a wide range of applications – and without long design-in times thanks to our modular systems. For us, this marks the start of several such partnerships in Europe and the USA, because we show that VARTA is the perfect partner for a quick implementation of projects where application specific configurable batteries are required.” Manuel Diepolder, CEO of Allgau Batterie and ALLithium, is also excited about the cooperation: “With VARTA, we gain a renowned partner that will help us to achieve our ambitious goals. Our companies complement each other perfectly: VARTA produces excellent cells and modules which we then configure and integrate as intelligent complete systems.”
About VARTA AG
VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio from micro batteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customer-specific battery solutions for a variety of applications and, as a technology leader, sets industry standards in important areas. As the parent company of the group, it operates in the business segments “Lithium-Ion Solutions & Microbatteries” and “Household Batteries”.
The “Lithium-Ion Solutions & Microbatteries” segment focuses on microbatteries, lithium-ion coin power, lithium-ion round cells (lithium-ion large cells) and the lithium-ion battery pack business. Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets global standards in many areas of lithium-ion technology and microbatteries, making it a recognized innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and in primary hearing aid batteries. The “Household Batteries” segment comprises the battery business for end customers, including household batteries, accumulators, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights as well as energy storage devices.
The VARTA AG Group currently employs almost 4,800 people. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia as well as sales centers in Asia, Europe and the USA, the operating subsidiaries of VARTA AG are currently active in over 75 countries around the world.