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News Overview


Battery manufacturers in the spotlight: power shift from car industry

The increasing global demand for electric cars – and consequently the demand for batteries as the most important component of any electric car – has given major battery cell producers a surprisingly strong negotiating position.

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Battery-Kutter is a 2019 champion of growth, according to FOCUS magazine

Each year, the German news magazine FOCUS collaborates with data and statistics service STATISTA to rank Germany’s 500 businesses with the highest growth. Having taken part for the first time this year, Battery-Kutter was instantly crowned ‘growth champion 2019’!

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We are delighted to expand our Controlling Department

We warmly welcome Sandra Ehni and Kathrin von Gönner in the Controlling Department.

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New Product catalogue

Our product catalogue has been refreshed and now includes our extended product portfolio.

Click here, to view it page-by-page, or to download.

If you would like us to send you a printed version, please contact us at your convenience.

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Volkswagen and QuantumScape plan mass production of solid-state batteries

The solid-state technology works with a solid electrolyte instead of a fluid electrolyte. Researchers and automotive engineers are hoping to achieve significantly higher ranges up to 500 kilometres and faster recharging times within minutes while strengthening safety.

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In conversation with the inventor of the lithium-ion battery

Akira Yoshino (70) is credited as the inventor of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Even at his mature age, Yoshino continues to research lithium-ion technology and, in particular, the development of solid-state batteries.

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E-Bikes for business use set to receive tax rebates in Germany

The German legislative body, the Bundesrat, is calling for tax rebates on bikes used for business. The planned tax advantages for company E-Bikes would also cover Pedelecs and bicycles.

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Volocopter tests air taxi

Volocopter, a German air taxi start-up based in Bruchsal near Karslruhe plans to conduct flight tests in Singapore in 2019.

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Security industry signals growth

The German Association for Security Technology (BHE) has recorded significant year-on-year growth in revenue for the year 2018. The expected growth for the entire market for electronic security technology is estimated to be 0.5 per cent.

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Security fair in Essen

We had a very interesting and inspiring time at the Security Fair in Essen, where we presented our new stand with our top VdS brands SUN Battery and SSB Battery.

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New research platform for electrochemical energy storage

The Centre for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST) is currently researching new developments in three areas: ‘Lithium ion batteries’, ‘Energy storage beyond lithium’ and ‘Alternative technologies for electrochemical energy storage’.

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New SUN Battery website

As of today, our new SUN Battery brand homepage is live. It offers vital product information on AGM battery cells by our brand, SUN Battery.

Visit the new SUN Battery brand homepage, and don’t hesitate to provide feedback on the new site!

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We are going to extend our sales team

To meet our steady growth, we are going to extend our sales team. Therefore we are delighted to welcoming Sebastian Saternus in our sales team from the first of September 2018.

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Autonomous driving: Are robotic cars within reach?

Everyone is talking about autonomous driving, but when will cars without steering wheel become a reality? There are still a few hurdles to overcome.

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Invitation to the Security fair in Essen

Security Essen is the international Trade Fair for security and fire prevention.

Please visit us at our Battery-Kutter stand from 25th to 28th of September 2018. You’ll find us in Hall 6 at stand 6E76.

We are happy to provide tickets with free entry to our clients. Please do get in touch if you need one!

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CATL invests in Thuringia: the foundations for the battery cell factory have been laid

The contract for a large building project initiated by Chinese manufacturers Contemporary Amperex Technology ltd. (CATL) has been signed in Berlin. The battery factory is set to be built by 2020 on an approx. 200 acre site between Erfurt and Arnstadt, in Thuringia, Germany.

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University of Kiel develops new silicon batteries

Longer battery life, larger range, faster recharging…The institute for Material Science at the Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU) in Kiel, Germany, has built a battery cell based on silicon in cooperation with RENA Technologies.  While anodes in conventional rechargeable batteries contain only approximately 10-15 percent silicon, the research should contribute to producing battery anodes made from 100% silicon.

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How to replace cobalt cathodes in lithium ion batteries

About 50% of the world’s is used for lithium ion batteries. Now researchers have found a way to use other metals in the future.

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Our Sales Team is expanding

Our new Key Account Manager Sascha Pella (Area South) and René Freigang (Area North/East) will be at your service and welcomes any questions you may have.

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We are going to extend our Sales team

We warmly welcome Matthis Krebs in our sales Team.

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We warmly welcome Oliver Krause in our Sales Team

We warmly welcome Oliver Krause in our Sales Team.

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We are delighted to expand our product portfolio by welcoming SSB Battery

SSB Battery allows us to expand our product portfolio, and now also includes USP uses (static and dynamic), emergency lighting, medical applications and DC systems.

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Additional Battery-Kutter office

We’re delighted to announce the opening of a new Battery-Kutter office, at lake Chiemsee, in Bavaria, Germany, adding to our presence in Hamburg, Warsaw and Hong Kong.

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Largest VdS warehouse in Germany

With 5 large warehouse locations in Germany, Battery-Kutter is now one of the largest VdS suppliers in the country. Customers can expect advantages like high product availability, 24-hour delivery and strong logistics expertise.

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We are going to extend our sales team

To meet our steady growth, we are going to extend our sales team. Therefore we are delighted to welcoming Fabian Beuster in our sales team from the first of April 2018.

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A review of LogiMAT

Once again, Battery-Kutter had a stand at LogiMAT. We enjoyed many inspiring days with interesting conversations and great new contacts!

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European Battery Alliance (EBA) presents action plan

The EU Commission has presented further steps to boost production of ‘green batteries’. The EU-backed alliance wants to counteract the dominance of Asian suppliers by nurturing battery cell competence and manufacturing in Europe.

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‘Amazon Go’ - first check-out free supermarket has opened in Seattle

Amazon wants to reinvent the supermarket – there are no check-outs or queues. Shoppers simply take what they need, and the purchased products are tracked by cameras. Costumers in Seattle can already witness this shopping experience of the future.

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Electric vehicles surprisingly cost-efficient

With an average price of diesel at €1.20 per litre, prices have increased by more than 0.10 cent/litre since last summer. The latest tests conducted by German automobile club ADAC now reveal that conventional electric vehicles beat petrol fuelled cars in terms of running costs.

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Visit us at LogiMAT 2018!

The LogiMAT International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling and Information Flow sets new standards as the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition in Europe.
Once again, Battery-Kutter will have a stand at LogiMAT. You’ll find us in hall 10 at stand G37.

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Battery Kutter joins forces with TerraE

Battery-Kutter cooperates with TerraE, the Holding GmbH planning the production of lithium ion cells on a gigawatt scale in Germany.

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Energizer takes over Varta batteries

Domestic battery brand Varta will soon have a new owner. The US consumer goods firm Spectrum Brands have sold their global battery segment, which inludes Varta and Rayovac, for $2 billion to their competitor, Energizer.

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New sales representative at Battery Kutter!

On 2 January 2018, Nils Niehues took over as Battery-Kutter’s sales representative for central and west Germany. You can contact Mr Niehues on +49 0172 – 960 74 03. He will be delighted to assist you with any queries you might have.

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Battery-Kutter rated top supplier!

In their current supplier rating focusing on cooperation, quality, delivery reliability and technology, Siemens Switzerland AG - Building Technology Division - awarded Battery-Kutter with 96 out of 100 points!
We look forward to continuing our successful cooperation!

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Tesla shares responsibility for global rechargeable battery shortage

Urgently needed rechargeable battery cells for the growing electric mobility market are hard to come by on the global market. Production issues at US firm Tesla are said to be partly responsible for this shortage.

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Growing turn-over in the electronic security engineering market

In 2017, turn-over in the German security market again increased significantly year on year. According to estimates by the BHE Bundesverband Sicherheitstechnik e.V., the industry expects a turn-over of € 4,145 million for 2017. That’s an increase of 5.1%, and a new record.

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