ZAF Energy Systems, an energy solutions company that develops next-generation battery technology, and Wirtz Manufacturing, an equipment designer and technology expert for the lead-acid battery market, recently announced that Wirtz has made a strategic investment in ZAF Energy Systems to expand ZAF’s manufacturing capacity from hundreds of batteries per month to thousands of batteries per month at ZAF’s facility in Joplin, Missouri. The additional capacity will allow ZAF to quickly seed the market and meet the growing customer demand for its rechargeable nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries.
“The investment from Wirtz, a respected leader and innovator in the battery industry, offers further validation of the company’s NiZn battery technology. As ZAF continues to commercialize our technology it is vital to have a partner like Wirtz,” said ZAF Energy Systems President and CEO Randy Moore.
ZAF’s NiZn batteries have potential uses in a wide range of applications including: automotive, heavy trucking, remote telecom, renewable energy, and marine. The Joplin facility is expected to dramatically expand ZAF’s current production capacity.
“We became very excited in partnering with ZAF when we experimented with the ZAF electrodes and found that we could produce plates at similar production rates as lead-acid technology after seeing the performance improvements and cost savings being delivered by nickel-zinc battery technologies, and we are proud to invest in ZAF to bring its next-generation technology to the marketplace,” said John Wirtz, CEO of Wirtz Manufacturing.
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