Energy storage specialist Denchi is opening a product development hub in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. This will complement Denchi’s longstanding engineering resources in Thurso, Scotland, where it is also expanding.
The focus of the Cambridge hub will be on battery and charger design. It will use the expertise that the company has built up in mission-critical defence and aerospace applications for indistrial and grid designs. The new team will be working on renewable energy generation and grid balancing systems as well as compact and lightweight high-density batteries for use in portable industrial equipment, ultra-reliable back-up power systems and lighting and power systems for the mining industry.
“Denchi, as a company, has witnessed a great deal of growth and diversification over the course of the last few years,” said Nick Russel, Chairman of Denchi. “The pace at which the energy storage sector is evolving means that ingenious new approaches to battery electronics, software and mechanical design are going to be required, especially in the high-reliability markets we serve. The fact that Denchi’s battery and charging systems are 100% developed and manufactured in house, means we are able to provide our customers with fully-optimised turnkey power solutions that exactly match their application demands.”
“Placing this centre in Cambridgeshire gives us direct access to the wealth of world-class engineering talent that is present there. In addition, it allows us to highlight the great opportunities that also exist at our established Thurso facility,” he added.