Electrovaya subsidiary Litarion to supply Li-ion electrodes to Leclanché
06 May 2015
Leclanché S.A. and Litarion GmbH, the newly wholly-owned subsidiary of Electrovaya (earlier post), have entered into a supply agreement for the manufacture and commercialization of Lithium-ion storage systems incorporating electrodes from Litarion.
Leclanché specializes in the production of large-format lithium-ion cells and energy storage and Litarion GmbH specializes in the research, development, and manufacturing of high performance NMC-based electrodes. The two companies will build on the experience that Litarion has gained in the manufacturing of electrodes over the last 10 years and the strong cell production know-how and capability that Leclanché has implemented at its German subsidiary located in Willstaett.
This agreement is the result of several months of joint collaboration and sees two of Europe’s largest lithium-ion production capacities increasing their collaboration.
The combination of Litarion’s capabilities in electrode manufacturing, and Leclanché’s state of the art cell manufacturing using our proprietary manufacturing and separator technology have resulted in lithium ion cells with outstanding performance. Through this agreement we further secure this collaboration.—Pierre Blanc, Leclanché's Chief Technical and Industrial Officer
The last six months has been a period of constant change at Litarion GmbH. Shifting from a one-hundred-percent supplier to the automotive industry, we are now focusing on the emerging market of energy storage systems and industrial applications. We are confident that the combination of our high performance electrodes together with Leclanché’s outstanding cell assembly know-how will lead to joint commercial success.—André Mecklenburg, Litarion’s Chief Operational Officer
Litarion was established in 2008 as a subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG, supplying components for Lithium-ion cells and batteries mainly for the automotive industry. Litarion in April 2015 became a 100% subsidiary of Electrovaya. Litarion GmbH is now focusing on components for Energy storage and industrial applications battery systems in addition to its existing automotive business.