VARTA and Allgau Batterie enter into partnership for lithium-ion battery packs

VARTA and Allgau Batterie will in future bring together their expertise for the rapidly growing market for application specific configurable lithium-ion battery packs. 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 a 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 ranging from micro batteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customised battery solutions for a variety of applications and sets the industry standards as a technology leader in key areas. As the parent company of the Group, it is divided into the segments "Micro Batteries", "Lithium-Ion CoinPower", "Consumer Batteries", "Energy Storage Systems" and "Other".
The "Micro Batteries" segment includes micro and hearing aid batteries, "Lithium-Ion CoinPower" small-format lithium-ion round cells for OEM applications. "Consumer Batteries" represents the business with household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights. “Energy Storage Systems" includes energy storage solutions for primarily private, but also for commercial applications. The "Other" segment includes the "Lithium-Ion Battery Packs" and "Lithium-Ion Large Cells" business units (high-performance lithium-ion round cells for industrial applications in the automotive and non-automotive sectors).
Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets global standards in many areas of lithium-ion technology and in micro batteries, making it a recognised innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and in primary hearing aid batteries. The VARTA AG Group currently employs around 4,200 people. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centres in Asia, Europe and the USA, VARTA AG's operating subsidiaries are currently active in over 100 countries worldwide.