With a mutual directive to develop and manufacture batteries that are eco-friendly, cost competitive, and high performing; the U.S.-based battery maker Johnson Controls Inc. and Japanese electronics giant Hitachi are teaming up.
“To truly build a successful advanced energy storage industry, it’s going to require significant ongoing efforts across the entire spectrum of the business, including everything from research and development through commercialization capabilities,” said Alex Molinaroli, president for Johnson Controls Power Solutions.”By combining our complementary strengths, Hitachi and Johnson Controls have a great opportunity to help shape and lead the development of this emerging industry.”
This deal will see the companies working closely to develop advanced batteries in both the motive and non-motive fields, especially in regards to lithium ion batteries. Terms of the deal were not released.
Yoshito Tsunoda, president and CEO of Hitachi’s Battery Systems Company said, “The introduction of efficient energy storage is anticipated in various fields in society for sustainable growth of the global economy. Hitachi is focusing its resources to the Social Innovation Business and related key devices, including advanced battery systems.” He also commented, “I strongly believe the two companies will succeed in providing advanced, competitive batteries and related services through strong and fruitful collaboration.”
Up to this point, both Hitachi and Johnson Controls have been key players in the automotive battery industry. This will likely to be a key focal point for their joint efforts.
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