Swiss firm Leclanché has bought module and battery management system software know how from its partner as it positions itself as a complete battery-based energy storage company.
The lithium-ion cell and separator company has bought German IT firm ADS-TEC’s design and IP rights after years of working together on state-of-art modules, BMS and master control systems.
The move comes weeks after Leclanche bought lithium–ion battery company Trineuron as it continues to position itself as a complete solutions provider in the stationary storage application sector.
The company is also planning to invest in a module assembly facility at its Yverdon-les-Bains site in Switzerland.
These acquisitions allow Leclanché to control all aspects of the process from cell manufacturing to complete system design, modules assembly and installation.
Leclanché is one of the few energy storage companies offering
complete vertical integration capabilities from cell manufacturing to full storage systems delivery.
The transaction is a shares and cash deal with consideration in the form of 1,000,000 (one million) Leclanche shares and two million euros in cash.