EaglePicher Inks Li-Ion Agreement with GS Battery

June 16, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

EaglePicher Technologies LLC (Joplin, MO) has signed a supply agreement with GS Battery (USA) Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Japan Storage Battery Co. (JSB). GS Battery will supply its advanced large (50Ah to 190Ah) lithium-ion (Li-Ion) cells and EaglePicher will use its packaging expertise to produce state-of-the-art custom batteries focusing on military and special-purpose applications. GS Battery and EaglePicher both have qualified Li-Ion and associated electronics capabilities, which, when combined offer a total energy solution.

Louis Lupo, vice president/general manager of EaglePicher’s Power Division, said, "This supply agreement affords EaglePicher the opportunity to complement its nickel-hydrogen and silver-zinc technology with GS advances in Li-Ion to provide complete power solutions for our markets. We continue our heritage of the application of innovation to deliver advanced technology to our customers."