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Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, AABC Europe 2012. Sponsors & Affiliates

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Toyota Motor Company  
SK innovation
SK Innovation's Battery Business
SK Innovation has developed batteries for portable IT devices since 1996, launched lithium-ion battery development for HEV applications in 2005, and started lithium-ion battery production in 2006. In 2009, SK Innovation was awarded the MFTBC (Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Company) light duty truck project (LIFT project), and has been awarded four commercial xEV projects since. SK Innovation will start mass production operations in Seosan, Korea in the first quarter of 2012, which has an annual capacity of 800MWh equivalent to 40,000 units of full EV. SK Innovation also develops batteries for grid energy systems and next generation batteries.

Value Chain of SK Innovation Battery Business
SK innovation is internalizing the entire value chain for battery manufacturing, from separators and electrodes to cells and packaging.

Technology Excellence
SK Battery enables more affordable and reliable EV.



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A123 Systems
A123 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:AONE) is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for transportation, electric grid and commercial applications. The company's proprietary Nanophosphate® lithium iron phosphate technology is built on novel nanoscale materials initially developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is designed to deliver high power and energy density, increased safety and extended life. A123 leverages breakthrough technology, high-quality manufacturing and expert systems integration capabilities to deliver innovative solutions that enable customers to bring next-generation products to market. For additional information please visit

Hitachi Chemical with SGL GROUP
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. is a chemical company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Hitachi Chemical offers materials and components under functional materials segment and advanced components and systems segment, and is proud to achieve No.1 market share in many products. Hitachi Chemical began manufacturing and marketing of anode materials in 1998 and currently holds global top market share. For use in vehicles, the Company has also developed graphite-based anode materials that enable high energy density, as well as amorphous carbon anode materials with excellent input characteristics. We realize both long life and a high level of safety in batteries by stabilizing anode material surfaces and internal structures against electrolytes and temperature. Multiple customers in Japan and abroad have already been using them. In light of growing demand, the Company has established the production lines for the anode materials for lithium ion batteries for vehicles and already increased its capacity several times in Japan. The Company plans to invest approximately 10 billion yen in total on the production. Hitachi Chemical will work to maintain the world's leading market share in the field of carbon anode materials for lithium ion batteries for vehicles.

The SGL Group – The Carbon Company, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of carbon products and has vast knowledge of the raw material, mature manufacturing processes, years of accumulated application and engineering know-how, a comprehensive portfolio of carbon, graphite and carbon fiber products and an integrated value chain from carbon fibers to composite materials.
The industrial-scale manufacture of carbon-based anode materials for lithium ion batteries has achieved particular importance. A partnership between the SGL Group and Hitachi Chemical in the field of batteries for the end-consumer market (mobile devices) has already existed for years. In order to guarantee the supply of anode material solutions for lithium ion batteries for the European automobile and industrial sectors in the future, the SGL Group has decided to expand its already existing cooperation with Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd.
With its extensive distribution network and modern production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia, the SGL Group is close to your customers anywhere in the world.
With this broad base, SGL Group offers your customers the best solutions. That's the reason for our claim: Broad Base. Best Solutions. And we back it up with our Company philosophy, which we call SGL Excellence.
With 45 production sites world-wide as well as a service-network in more than 100 countries, the SGL Group is a global player. We are consistently adapting to the progress of globalization by opening new locations.

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BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. BASF's Catalysts division is the world's leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF's Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success.

Maccor, Inc.
Maccor Inc. was the pioneer, and is the world’s largest commercial manufacturer of Automated Test Systems adaptable to a wide range of products (i.e. batteries, super-capacitors, fuel cells, etc.) and battery chemistries. The founders of Maccor designed and built their first computer based test system in 1983. Maccor’s range of equipment not only provides standard discharge and cycle testing but is capable of sophisticated pulse testing, together with high-speed data acquisition and interface with smart battery packs. In addition, cyclic voltammetry, 3-electrode, and AC Impedance experiments can be performed. Maccor also supplies cell formation equipment for a variety of cell formats and sizes. Today Maccor has over 1,700 systems in more than 40 countries with local sales and customer support services available in many areas.

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CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD focused CAE provider. Our core products are the technology-leading simulation packages, STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD. The scope of our activities, however, extends well beyond CFD software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in CFD and FEA.
We have over 30 years of experience in delivering industrial strength engineering simulation to a wide range of industries and application areas. We have over 7000 users of our software, working at 3000 different companies, spending in total over $105 million on our software and services. Growing organically at a rate of over 16% per year, CD-adapco employs over 400 talented individuals, working at 21 different offices across the globe, involved in dedicated support, software development and engineering services, each of whom is dedicated to ensuring the success of our clients.

Chemetall, the lithium company, will change its brand name to Rockwood Lithium.
DJK Europe GmbH
DJK Europe GmbH is a trading company not only supplying battery manufacturing equipments, but also providing process technology to lithium ion battery and fuel cell industry. If you are planning to modernise your facility, introduce new devices, expand production line, or wondering how to improve productivity, our customer oriented support will be able to offer great solutions for you.
We released our own-patented coating & drying system for electrode foil which has following advantages,
Both-side coating and one-pass drying
Shorter dryer length by 30%-50% using special atmosphere
Higher electrode peel strength after dryer by using original atmosphere
Higher battery performance due to high quality drying process
Saving 70% electric and 90% steam consumption.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology International
First published in 1995, and now sent twice a year to over 30,000 key specifiers and decision-makers throughout the global OE electric drive industry, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International is firmly established as the world’s leading international showcase for technology and innovation in electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicle

Frankfurt (Oder) / Eisenhüttenstadt growth area
Frankfurt (Oder) / Eisenhüttenstadt growth area represented by Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH (ICOB). The cities of Frankfurt (Oder) and Eisenhüttenstadt are part of the Berlin capital region and form a growth area in East Brandenburg alongside the German-Polish border. Sectors of economic competence include:
  • Metal production & processing,
  • Automotive industry,
  • Microelectronics & Green technologies


The Investor Center Ostbrandenburg GmbH (ICOB) is the economic development agency of the growth area offering individual and professional support for the entire process of establishment of new businesses. The services are free of charge and include:
  • Assistance in the development of location based business models,
  • Advice in subsidy programmes,
  • Support in selecting the right site, recruiting personnel, contacting co-operation partners,
  • One-Stop-Agency for all levels of authority

IMG Saxony-Anhalt
Investitions- und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt mbH, (IMG) is the business location and marketing agency of Saxony-Anhalt. IMG staff provides all services related to new business sites. In addition, we are marketing Saxony-Anhalt both nationally and internationally and developing tourism concepts.
We search our site and property database with 250+ industrial and trade estates for a location tailored to your needs. We provide competent and individual advice for greenfield and brownfield sites, office properties or production halls. First site information provided within 24 hours. Arrangement of site visits take place following your preliminary selection. We can advise you on public grant programmes for investments, identify potential partners and arrange meetings with them. We identify a point of contact for you with the public authorities, coordinate and carry out negotiations for you on a federal state, state district and municipal level as well as with official bodies and institutions. We were assigned by the Ministry for Economics and Labour of Saxony-Anhalt to guide you as a one-stop agency through the investment process.
Our services are free of charge for you!

Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles. Our 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one-third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers. Through our innovations we are building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles. We were the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles. Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.
Johnson Controls Power Solutions ist der weltweit führende Anbieter von Bleibatterien für Automobile und innovativen Batterien für Fahrzeuge mit Start-Stop-Funktion, Hybrid- und Elektrofahrzeuge. Unsere 50 Fertigungs-, Recycling- und Distributionszentren liefern mehr als ein Drittel der weltweit hergestellten Bleibatterien an führende Automobilhersteller und Ersatzteilanbieter. Mit unseren Innovationen gestalten wir den Markt für fortschrittliche Energiespeichersysteme für Hybrid- und Elektrofahrzeuge. Wir sind weltweit das erste Unternehmen, das Lithium-Ionen-Batterien für Hybrid- und Elektrofahrzeuge in Serie produziert. Unser Einsatz für Nachhaltigkeit wird durch unsere erstklassigen Technologien, Fertigungsmethoden sowie unser Engagement für Recycling untermauert.

Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Maxwell's ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications.
Our ultracapacitors enhance the performance of hybrid and electric vehicles by meeting the electrical power demands of acceleration, power steering, electrical systems, starter system and boardnet stabilization, and plays a significant role in Start-Stop and regenerative braking systems solutions.
Our Condis® high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications.
For more information, please visit

MEGTEC Systems, Inc
MEGTEC Systems is a global turnkey supplier of custom single-side or simultaneous two-side coating and drying and environmental solutions for applications such as lithium-ion battery electrodes, photovoltaic cells, battery separators, solar films, membranes, clean room processes, and many more. MEGTEC’s capabilities include complete solutions for the production of advanced web-based materials including raw material handling, coating/slurry mixing and fluid delivery, web handling, coating and drying, solvent recovery and purification, calendaring and slitting.
MEGTEC’s R&D center located in its De Pere, Wisconsin, USA facility offers customers the ability to test, develop and improve processes by evaluating system variables and components. The pilot line includes mixing capabilities for preparation of slurry mixtures, multiple coating methods, 3-zone dryer for a wide range of substrates and tensions, plasma treater for foil substrates, and on-line coating thickness measurement and tracking.
MEGTEC also offers a simple, easy-to-use coating line designed for short production runs, developed specifically for companies who are involved in the development and testing of lithium-ion battery and other advanced battery coating formulations.
In addition, MEGTEC offers a complete range of pollution control equipment consisting of oxidizers and solvent recovery systems. MEGTEC offers proprietary systems for high efficiency removal and recovery, dehydration and purification of N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) and N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) from coating lines exhaust air streams in the lithium-ion battery manufacturing process.
Contact: Jim Nennig, +1-800-558-5535 or +1-920-337-1529 or by emailing, Find out more about MEGTEC at

M+W Group
M+W Group is the leading global engineering, construction and project management company in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, Life Science & Chemicals, Energy & Environment Technologies and High Tech Infrastructure.
From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring flexibility, rapid realization and cost-effective completion
With its competence to link process and automation technologies and complex facilities to integrated solutions M+W Group primarily focuses on leading companies in the fields of electronics, photovoltaics, life science, chemicals, energy, automotive, security and communication, as well as research institutes and universities.
In the field of Lithium-Ion cell factory design and construction M+W Group offers:
  • Integrated plant design and construction
  • Advanced production environment
  • Selection of reliable equipment
  • Well balanced production line
  • High degree of automation
  • Complete production data traceability
  • Maximum resource efficiency
  • Competitive turnkey management
Competitive Large-Scale Turnkey Factories for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the global engineering and construction company M+W Group has been developing, planning and commissioning Lithium-Ion battery factories for the international automotive and battery industry since 2008. M+W Group is committed to significantly cutting costs associated with manufacturing Lithium-Ion batteries while ensuring high-quality production, which is key to long battery life and a high level of battery safety.
M+W Group's turnkey factory concept for cost-effective, competitive volume production addresses precisely these points. Several manufacturing steps are consolidated in a single facility. These include slurry preparation for electrodes, anode and cathode coating, electrode and separator assembly, and electrolyte filling. These processes are followed by electrical formation and conditioned storage in the factory. Several manufacturing steps require very low humidity, constant temperatures and special fireprotection measures.
M+W Group's customers benefit from the company's extensive expertise in planning and constructing highly complex high tech factories around the world.
Contact: Dr. Rudolf Simon, +49-711-8804-1101 or email
Find out more about M+W Group at

Rockwood Lithium
Rockwood Lithium is the world’s leading supplier of Lithium compounds like Butyllithium, Lithium-Hydrides, -Alkoxides, and -Amides. With our expertise in this field of chemistry we also supply other organometallic compounds such as Grignard reagents. Furthermore Rockwood Lithium supplies Cesium compounds as well as Special Metals.
Headquartered in Germany, Rockwood Lithium serves its customers with a worldwide network of sales offices as well as with production sites in Germany, both South and North America, India and Taiwan.
Since 2004, the company has been part of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. In 2012 the company changed its brand from Chemetall Lithium to Rockwood Lithium.

The state-owned Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS) builds bridges: For Saxony’s enterprises heading off into the world and for investors heading for Saxony.
We initiate contact between Saxony’s companies and cooperation partners from abroad, between potential investors and regions and communities in Saxony, between research and practice, between corporate ideas and economic success.
You, too, can benefit from our profound network competence and from 20 years of successful economic development work.

The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany) with approximately 87,000 employees, offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offerings include integrated mobility solutions, building and security technology, power distribution, smart grid applications, and low- and medium-voltage products. The Sector comprises the Divisions Rail Systems, Mobility and Logistics, Low and Medium Voltage, Smart Grid, Building Technologies, and Osram AG.

The Siemens Smart Grid Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supplies power providers and network operators, industrial enterprises, infrastructure elements and cities with products and solutions for intelligent and flexible network infrastructures. To meet growing energy needs, the networks of today and tomorrow must integrate more and more renewable energy sources and ensure bi-directional energy and communication flows. Smart Grids help make it possible to generate and use power efficiently and on demand.

Zeon globally plays an important role in the high polymer chemistry fields. Founded in April 1950 in Japan, Zeon Corporation has steadily grown and realized in the fiscal year ending 31. March 2011 net sales of appr. 2,45 billion Euro with 2836 employees. Zeon operates productions plants in Japan, Asia, USA, and Europe, and the business in Europe is run by Zeon Europe GmbH, located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Zeon’s product families are based on the C4 and C5 chemical intermediates. These include speciality synthetic elastomers and lattices for applications in various industries, among them automotive, chemical, engineering, energy industries. Polymerized toner and Cyclo Olefin Polymers are derived from low environmental risk materials and developed for new markets such as information technology, medical, optical, and bio technology applications. Zeon will be present on the AABC Conference at Mainz, Germany, (18th. to 22nd. June 2012) to present unique binders for lithium ion rechargeable battery electrodes and battery sealants derived from Zeon’s innovative polymer technology. Zeon’s flexible binders are targeted for the next generation of Lithium Ion Batteries (LIB) to achieve significant improvements in the areas of High Capacity, High Rate, Long Life, Safety and Low Cost.

Batteries + Energy Storage Technology
Energy Storage Publishing ltd currently produces the leading business — to business magazines covering all aspects of the battery industry — from lead-acid through to lithium ion. Batteries and Energy Storage currently produces the leading business — to business magazines covering all aspects of the battery industry — from lead-acid through to lithium ion. Batteries and Energy Storage Technology (BEST magazine), first published in 2003 is the flagship title covering all aspects of battery manufacture testing and design. Its sister title, Chinese BEST, is unique in providing a mirror publication for 3000 decision makers in the People's Republic, in Mandarin Chinese. ESPL's latest offering launched here at AABC— EV land sea and air takes the company's expertise a stage further in presenting core EV technology to the vehicular end users.

Batteries International  
cars 21 - everything electric is a leading industry platform that enhances the worldwide development of full electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EV/PHEV).
With a unique mix of News, Products and Community, is an interactive platform for engineers and marketers to connect, share and do business with other experts worldwide.

Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd.
Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd. is a leading company in the field of power sources knowledge.
The company provides comprehensive collection of power sources knowledge tools and services:
  • Batteries, FC & EV Weekly newsletter
  • Energy Sources On-Line web DataBase (batteries, fuel cells, capacitors and more...)
  • Power sources solutions
  • Consulting services
  • Batteries, Fuel cells and EV seminars and conferences
Contact Details: Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd.
10 Mazal Arie st., Hod-Hasharon 45309, Israel
Tel/Fax: +972-77-5010792

A&D Europe  
Arbin Instruments
Arbin Instruments is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of energy-related testing equipment. Combining the global talents of electrochemists, expert electronic and software engineers, and an exceptional customer support staff, Arbin Instruments has revolutionized the automated testing instrumentation market. We offer standard and customized testing solutions for a wide variety of energy-storage devices such as batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells. Arbin’s focus is exceptional quality, performance, and reliability. Our instruments provide scientists and engineers a tool for performing R&D, quality control, production, and characterization in various markets including Hybrid Electric Vehicles, medical, telecom, military, alternative energy, space, consumer products and others.

As a leading producer of PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) with a global presence, Arkema has over 40 years experience in polymer technologies.
The Kynar® PVDF thanks to its outstanding properties is used in a wide range of applications including new areas like the Li-ion battery and more globally in Energy applications.
Of special interest will be Arkema’s new binder for lithium-ion batteries, Kynar® HSV 900 PVDF, a high molecular weight resin that provides improved adhesion with reduced loading in electrode constructions. This grade enhances the performance of both lithium phosphates and metal oxides.
Kynar® PVDF resins are highly stable polymers that offer an exceptional balance of performance properties. From the beginnings of lithium technology, Arkema has worked closely with scientists to design batteries with higher charge density. From this has come Kynar® and Kynar® Flex resins that are excellent polymers for use in both polymer and liquid cell lithium batteries.
Kynar® and Kynar® Flex resins offer key advantages compared to other polymeric binders:
  • exceptional purity, which avoids interference with electrochemical reactions;
  • high electrochemical, thermal and chemical stability;
  • easy processing (fast dissolution & good stability solution);
  • excellent adhesion within electrodes & active materials with lower binder amount.
The Arkema R&D is now investing heavily in a solvent-free technology more environmental friendly for the next generation battery.

Technology, which always knows the ideal method to use: These are our testing, assembling and diagnostic systems for fuel cells and batteries. Innovative engineering made in Germany, based on years of experience in automated testing and assembling processes. With the open architecture design of our products and our dedication to customer service, we are able to respond to our customer's most challenging requirements with high accuracy and flexibility.
Our Evaluator-B series: fully automated test systems, specially designed to meet the requirements of modern batteries and energy management systems. The test stations are used to test small and large batteries, as well as battery systems for electric vehicles or hybrid electric vehicles (EV, HEV). This also includes evaluation of batteries with specific load cycles, test chambers, thermal concepts as well as air or water cooled cyclization channels for charge / discharge operations within any power range. Each test solution can be extended with further components, depending on the specific application. With its approved safety concept, fully automated test runs up to Hazard Level 7 can be performed. In addition, we provide with our new developed EPCD technology (Energy Pump Charging / Discharging) an intelligent concept for minimizing energy consumption in battery test fields.
Besides that, our Evalutor-B can be also applied for quality tests at the end of a battery production line. Therefore, the system parameters will be configured to meet the specific requirements of these End-of-Line tests.

IFP Energies nouvelles – Transport Business Unit
IFP Energies nouvelles is a public-sector research, innovation and training center active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. Its mission is to provide public players and industry with efficient, economical, clean and sustainable technologies to take up the three major challenges facing society in the 21st century: climate change and environmental impacts, energy diversification and water resource management. It boasts world-class expertise.
IFP Energies nouvelles sets out 5 complementary, inextricably-linked strategic priorities that are central to its public-interest mission:
  • renewable energies: producing fuels, chemical intermediates and energy from renewable sources,
  • eco-friendly production: producing energy while mitigating the environmental footprint,
  • innovative transport: developing fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly transport,
  • eco-efficient processes: producing environmentally-friendly fuels and chemical intermediates from fossil resources,
  • sustainable resources: providing environmentally-friendly technologies and pushing back the current boundaries of oil and gas reserves.
An integral part of IFP Energies nouvelles, its graduate engineering school prepares future generations to take up these challenges.
For more information:

IKA® inline mixing & dispersing technology places your coating slurries for the battery manufacturing in a class of its own. The advanced systems of IKA® for the powder incorporation and agglomerate free dispersing have got it all to achieve an excellent product quality and to reduce the manufacturing cost for each single cell. IKA® dispersing systems cover the entire range from raw material handling up to the coating process and from R&D to mass production. Whether it is batch or fully continuous operation, IKA® dispersing systems keep the particles single and remaining in shape, which results in best conductivity and superb cell performance.
Please visit our booth and participate in the rich experience we already collected with many different materials.

With its innovative Lithium Ion Capacitor ULTIMO™ and aqueous binders for battery manufacturing, JSR MICRO NV is very driven to make a difference in the energy and environment market. Both technologies support efficient energy usage and green power generation in their unique way.
ULTIMO™ is a novel storage technology with high energy density, fast charge/discharge capabilities and long life time allowing minimal maintenance. JSR’s aqueous binders offer a cheap and clean alternative to organic solvent processes for production of Lithium Ion and NiMh batteries.
JSR Micro NV is a subsidiary of JSR Corporation, a $ 4 billion Japanese multinational and a leading materials supplier in a variety of technology driven markets. JSR is a research-oriented organization that pursues close collaborations with leading innovators in many industries that are key to the welfare of human society. As such, JSR offers its customers a competitive advantage based on leading edge technologies, consistent high quality and balanced cost of ownership.
Please contact us at booths 31 in order to find out more about JSR's binder technology and to get introduced to the innovative Lithium Ion Capacitor.

Kemet Electronics Italia s.r.l., producers of Arcotronics machinery is a recognized leading supplier of lithium ion, lithium polymer, and supercapacitor cell assembly production equipment.
Arcotronics' machinery involvement with lithium based technologies spans more than 20 years in engineering, development, and fabrication for six sigma based semiautomatic and automatic equipment supporting various cell shapes (cylindrical, prismatic spiral wound, and stacked) and sizes (Bluetooth, cell phone, lap top, and HEV/PHEV). Processes supported include cell assembly, packaging, and electrolyte filling.
The Machinery Company (US owned) is located in Sasso Marconi (Bologna - ITALY) with direct support locally in the regions of Europe, North America, Japan, Korea, China, India, and Singapore.

KLiB Kompetenznetzwerk Lithium-Ionen Batterien
KLiB networks and clusters German companies along the value chain of lithium ionbattery industry, R&D institutions and governmental departments.  
Mitsubishi Materials  
PEC delivers the building blocks for the development and manufacturing of large format cells, modules and battery packs for automotive, aerospace and defense applications.
PEC’s offerings include R&D test equipment and automated cell finishing lines automating all process steps after the electrolyte filling (soaking, formation, grading, degassing, ageing, stand loss, sorting…).
Sonics & Materials, Inc.
Sonics & Materials, Inc., worldwide leader in manufacturing ultrasonic equipment since 1969, offers a complete line of 15 to 40 kHz (up to 6000 W) ultrasonic metal and plastics welding systems, as well as a full line of liquid processing systems. Applications include: welding up to one hundred foil layers of copper and aluminum; expanded metal tabbing; battery interconnect terminations; separator film sealing; battery case welding; and enhancing slurry homogenization. Ultrasonic metal welding is a "green" process ideally suited to welding battery materials, including copper, aluminum and nickel. It eliminates the need for additional consumables such as solder or flux while providing recordable quality data. Models are available for both production and R&D labs.

Vector offers software tools and competent services to future-oriented electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and charging stations/wallboxes.