BMZ Group and VDE Sign Strategic Partnership in the Field of Battery Technology

February 06, 2020 by Paul Shepard

The BMZ Group and VDE Renewables GmbH have signed a strategic partnership to promote a European network platform dealing with battery technology. The aim is to promote and strengthen international exchange within the industry. The internationally well-established Battery Experts Forum - organized by the BMZ Group - will serve as a platform for jointly advancing the issues surrounding electrification in the future. VDE Renewables is a 100% subsidiary of the VDE technology association, which is concerned with issues relating to renewable energy generation and storage.

Burkhard Holder, Managing Director VDE Renewables commented: "We are pleased to have a strong partner in the BMZ Group, the organizer of an already very successful forum, with whom we can advance the core issues surrounding electrification even more clearly. It is extremely important for the industry, and especially for Germany as a strong business location, to promote a comprehensive exchange of information on these increasingly important topics and to form a close network.

“The event has the decisive advantage of bringing together all the leading companies along the value chain of a battery centrally on an international level. Such a broad target group field is of central importance for us in order to address all those involved in sustainability, energy generation and energy storage as well as electromobility,” Holder added.

Part of the close partnership is also the further development of the diversified conference program - VDE wants to integrate new topics such as bankability, recycling and cyber security in energy storage systems into the program 2020.

Both the exhibition and the conference reflect the vision of the event - to create a central networking platform for the entire branch.

Christian Adamczyk, Spokesman and Chief Marketing Officer of the BMZ Group, pointed out: "Battery technology is becoming increasingly relevant for more companies and industries, regardless of whether you are part of the supply chain or an OEM launching new products on the market. Therefore, it is essential to seek an open exchange in the form of such an branch event. The high number of registrations for the exhibition and the numerous applications for presentations confirm our intention. With VDE and its large network, we can focus and communicate the topic of renewable energies, electrification and battery-powered applications even more strongly.”

This year, the Battery Experts Forum once again registered a record number of registrations and is reaching its capacity limits despite the annually growing area. We are especially pleased to welcome many new companies who will be on site for the first time in 2020 and have recognized the event for their business.

About the Battery Experts Forum

The Battery Experts Forum is the biggest conference and trade fair for battery technology. The event takes place at Messe Frankfurt. More than 100 experts from the leading battery manufacturers and users provide information about the latest trends, product developments and solutions. The event is accompanied by a trade fair with more than 160 exhibitors, who are among the most important companies in the entire battery supply chain. From cell and battery manufacturers to OEMs and users, new design, production and manufacturing solutions which include battery systems, materials and components as well as testing and recycling processes will be presented. An absolute highlight for everyone involved in battery technology. The organizer is the BMZ Group, Europe's leading manufacturer of lithium-ion battery systems headquartered in Karlstein, Germany.