Varta is to supply the Easyblade and Easyblock products from its Application Specific Batteries (ASB) product group to Allgau Batterie, based in Bavaria, for industrial transport applications.
Allgau will take on the 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 cells for 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 so can be adapted to applications such as logistics or agriculture.
“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,” said Gordon Clemens, General Manager of Varta Power Pack Solutions. “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.”
“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,” said Manuel Diepolder, CEO of Allgau Batterie and ALLithium.
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