Press Release #3
EAS Germany GmbH manufactures large format cylindrical Lithium Ion cells in NCA and LFP chemistries in Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany. Lithium Ion cells have been manufactured on this site since 1996. Since the exchange of ownership to Kamkorp Limited in February 2015, EAS is currently in the process of refreshing all cell technologies and adding high-tech automated manufacturing lines, focusing on future technologies including NMC and LTO and currently expanding to include battery assembly facilities.
As a result of the flexibility of the cell production line, EAS are able to tailor cell designs and chemistries to suit customer demands, ensuring EAS is the one-stop-shop for custom-made cells and battery modules for unique/extreme properties.
Ecotive Limited Agrees Battery Assembly Deal With EAS
Batteries manufactured by EAS in Nordhausen, will power Ecotive’s new Range-Extended Electric Metrocab Taxi, designed in partnership with Frazer-Nash Research Limited. The advanced lithium iron phosphate battery conforms to all relevant international standards, and has been designed from inception to conform to ISO 26262, the automotive industry’s standard for electrical/electronic functional safety. The deal worth approximately €60 million over five years represents the first major battery assembly deal for EAS and is due to be officially announced at the Electronica exhibition.
Welcoming Enersys as Global Distribution Partner
Following the change of ownership from Enersys to Kamkorp in 2015, EAS continue their relationship with Enersys, serving their vast client base with large format lithium-ion cells for robust aerospace and defence applications. Both parties have now signed a non-exclusive global distribution agreement.
EASy Storage Solutions
EAS has developed a range of high-power Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) that are due to be officially launched at the Electronica Exhibition. These systems are designed for up to 7C, 10C or 15C discharge rates and are available in 800 x 700 x 2500mm or 600 x 600 x 2500mm units.
The modular design allows for easy maintenance or section replacement to be carried out in the safest way possible. All electrical connections are situated at the rear of the unit ensuring no dangerous high-voltage or high current cable connections are exposed.
Available as standalone or integration models for larger C&I ESS projects, EASy Storage represents a significant step forward, for higher power energy storage.
Exhibiting at Electronica
From the 8th – 11th November 2016, EAS will be exhibiting at the Electronica Exhibition in Munich. You can find us in Hall 2, stand 117.
In addition to introducing the new EASy Storage system, EAS will be demoing an interactive Virtual Reality display of a battery pack in the Metrocab Taxi currently on trial in London. This “Virtual Mechanic” is a new and innovative way to engineer and package components – a must see!
If you would like to schedule an appointment with EAS at Electronica, please contact Daniela Euler on Tel: +49 3631 46703-230
EAS looks forward to meeting with you at the show.
In the Press
In October 2016 Germany’s world-renowned Spiegel magazine published an article (in German) about EAS’s cell manufacturing in Nordhausen.
You can read the article online here (paywall) or in edition 42/2016. There is also an online video here: https://www.spiegel.de/sp422016batterie
EAS recently recruited Heiko Lippitz, as Manager of Battery Assembly. Heiko has been working for GAIA Akkumulatorenwerke for many years, designing and building batteries, often using EAS cells.