Brunswick Acquires Supplier Of Lithium Batteries

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The Advanced Systems Group of Brunswick Corp. announced the addition of RELiON Battery to its portfolio of ‘Next Wave’ products.  

The boating industry’s largest player has announced the acquisition of RELiON Battery by its Advanced Systems Group (ASG) and said it would be establishing a new Electrification Technology Centre” to extend its leadership position in electrical systems innovation” and further support its ACES strategy (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification, and Shared Access).

“ASG continues to drive widespread adoption of lithium-ion battery and power management systems in both marine and mobile markets,” said Brunswick CEO Dave Foulkes.” The addition of RELiON to our portfolio reinforces our position as a leading supplier of lithium batteries for RV and recreational boating,” he continued. “In addition, the formation of our new technology centre will meaningfully advance our high-voltage electrical systems capabilities.”

Headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, RELiON is a global provider of lithium batteries and related products, powering a range of applications in the marine, recreational vehicle, solar, and industrial segments. According to Brunswick, the company is dedicated to leading the world’s transition to lithium energy storage. It boasts one of the largest lines of 12V, 24V, 36V and 48V lithium battery systems in the industry. Its products are distributed globally through a wide array of retail, OEM, and distribution partners.

“The RELiON acquisition perfectly complements our existing portfolio of industry-leading advanced battery and power management brands, like Mastervolt, ProMariner, and Blue Sea Systems,” said ASG president Brett Dibley.

Furthering its commitment to lead the industry in electrification, Brunswick said it would open a new Electrification Technology Center later this year in Michigan focused on high voltage battery development. The Technology Center will employ engineers, scientists, and designers in a world-class facility. In 2019, RELiON also opened an expanded Technology Center outside of Seattle, which will provide Brunswick with additional capacity and capabilities to bring the next generation of lithium batteries to its global customer base.

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