Europe's largest supercapacitor factory opens

March 30, 2017 //By Nick Flaherty
Taavi Madiber, Urve Palo, Stanislaw Tillich, Skeleton Technologies
Skeleton Technologies has opened a new supercapacitor production line in Saxony, Germany as part of a €6.2m investment.

The new facility is the largest in Europe, capable of producing up to 4,000,000 ultracapacitor cells a year.  

Tallinn-based Skeleton Technologies’ patented nanoporous graphene-based ultracapacitors provide four times higher power density and up to two times higher energy density than its closest competitors, resulting in more efficient energy systems.

 “We are delighted to open this new facility today, and are excited for the capabilities that it gives our business,” said Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies (above, left). “The investment that we were able to make in expanding our production line here is indicative of the demand that we are seeing for ultracapacitors from a huge variety of industries – including the automotive sector, power grids, heavy transport and haulage. Our improved scale as a result of this opening will enable more businesses to realise cost savings and energy efficiencies based on our technology.”

 “I am pleased about the commitment of Skeleton Technologies in Großröhrsdorf. The expansion connects many new jobs with an industry that has great potential.” said Stanislaw Tillich, Saxony’s Prime Minister (above right). “The first Estonian investment in the manufacturing sector in Saxony is also a proof that not only conurbations, but also smaller cities and rural regions in Saxony are attractive for industrial settlements. The new production line will strengthen the region and the entire Free State of Saxony as a home of an innovative and powerful high-tech industry.”

“We welcome the continued growth of Skeleton Technologies and fully support the exciting expansion announced today,” said Urve Palo, Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (above, centre). “Skeleton Technologies is a truly transformative business operating in a sector that will be top of mind for many industries as they look to save costs and emissions, and we look forward to seeing the business continue to thrive in future.”

This follows recent €15 m R&D funding from the European Investment Bank.

www.skeletontech.com/

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