The VARTA Vision
We define the future of battery technology to empower a more independent life.
The VARTA Mission
Through continuous investments in research and development, we set the benchmark in battery technology and customization to strive market leadership in our segments.
Areas of Operations
VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio, ranging from microbatteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customer-specific battery solutions for a wide range of applications. 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 the OEM business for microbatteries, the lithium-ion cell business and also on intelligent, modular battery pack solutions for various industrial applications. Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets global standards in the microbattery sector and is a recognised innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and hearing aid batteries.
The Household Batteries segment comprises the battery business for end customers, including household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights as well as energy storage devices.
The VARTA AG Group currently employs around 4,800 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 75 countries worldwide.
Current company presentation of VARTA AG:
Lithium-Ion Solutions & Microbatteries
The segment is divided into Microbatteries, Lithium-Ion CoinPower®, Large Lithium-Ion Cells and Power Pack Solutions.
VARTA's Microbatteries segment is the leading international manufacturer of microbatteries for a wide range of applications, from hearing aid batteries to automotive use. We count the most important companies among our customers and produce batteries in numerous important electrochemical systems as well as shapes and sizes.
Applications are becoming smaller, lighter and smarter. The demands on the energy supply in these areas are constantly increasing. The battery is the strategic component of these devices and has made many development breakthroughs possible for manufacturers in the first place. VARTA CoinPower® combines our strengths, our experience and our market leadership in button cells with modern lithium-ion technology. Innovative design meets highest energy density. CoinPower® cells deliver reliable performance. Leading companies worldwide rely on them - not only in the entertainment sector.
Outstanding, innovative technology deserves a battery solution that fits seamlessly into the system and its design. A highly individual, customised battery as the driving force to bring ideas to life. The Solutions segment has extensive industry experience in designing high-performance, safe and on-demand lithium-ion battery packs - for medical technology, robotics, connectivity or telecommunications. The product portfolio ranges from customised battery packs, where development is supported by our experts from the first idea to series production, to ready-configured standard batteries that are available immediately.
The segment is divided into batteries, rechargeables, special batteries, lights, powerbanks, cables and accessories, chargers and energy storage systems.
With the Consumer Batteries segment, VARTA AG is one of the most important international manufacturers of portable batteries. In addition to batteries, VARTA’s range also includes rechargeable batteries, power banks, chargers and lights. The innovative quality products are developed and manufactured with the latest technology and the know-how of internationally qualified specialists. In addition to the innovative strength, the range, quality and design make the offer unique. In this segment, VARTA also relies on the production location in Germany.
In the Energy Storage segment, VARTA contributes to the energy transition by developing and manufacturing energy storage systems. The energy storage solutions from VARTA in the home and industrial storage market range from compact entry-level models, such as the wall-mounted system VARTA pulse neo, to our larger energy storage system VARTA flex storage for commercial applications. The AC-coupled systems have an integrated battery inverter and can be combined with all sources of green energy without an additional PV inverter. This makes them suitable for all new installations and retrofits. The intelligent energy management system also ensures optimal use of self-produced solar energy and is designed to significantly increase self-consumption.
The companies of VARTA AG systematically invest a considerable percentage of their revenues in research and development of new technologies for product and system innovations, as well as in new production lines and quality assurance.
Since 2009 VOLKSWAGEN and VARTA Microbattery together are researching the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for the powertrain of electric cars: VW-VM Forschungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Ellwangen
Technologies for the future: The most recent R&D examples, which have gained market maturity, include gas generation cells and battery storage for renewable energies.
Central Research and Development department: 200 full-time employees in Research and Development (material and structural research, converting and storing energy [light, heat, vibration, etc.], and nanotechnologies, fuel cells, and printed batteries).
Lithium-Ion cells: VARTA storage systems have an energy density four times higher than that of lead-acid batteries and a discharge depth of 90 percent. Furthermore, the high quality standard of the storage system ensures that charging and discharging run reliably, without the so-called memory effect.