a strong partner
of leading manufacturers
a strong partner
of leading manufacturers
CUSTOMCELLS® is one of the world's leading companies in the development of special lithium-ion battery cells. At its sites in Itzehoe (Schleswig-Holstein - Germany) and Tübingen (Baden-Württemberg - Germany), CUSTOMCELLS® - Made in Germany - develops and produces application-specific battery cells from prototypes to small and medium series.
On the basis of flexible manufacturing concepts and state-of-the-art research and production facilities, CUSTOMCELLS® guarantees high-tech solutions for special applications and tailor-made development and production of electrodes, electrolytes, battery cells and battery modules, depending on the customer's requirements profile.
CUSTOMCELLS® operates a systematic and process-oriented quality management system and has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001. CUSTOMCELLS® has set itself the target of fully meeting the diverse and individual requirements and expectations of its customers with the highest standards of state-of-the-art technology. This results in the aspiration for a high product and work quality.
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015
The certificate is valid for the following product or service areas at CUSTOMCELLS® Holding GmbH: Development and production of electrode foils, lithium accumulators and energy storage systems across industries for customers from the premium sector as well as industrialisation and series production of lithium-ion-accumulators.
With access to 14 industrialized electrode technologies, over 250 raw materials in stock and a production facility equipped with state-of-the-art electrode and cell manufacturing machines, CUSTOMCELLS® is one of the leading manufacturers of customized battery cells. In the Total Quality Management process, CUSTOMCELLS® battery cells are developed and designed in production facilities of the highest quality.
More than 150 qualified CUSTOMCELLS® employees have many years of experience in the field of cell and electrode production. CUSTOMCELLS®'s extensive process engineering know-how and deep understanding of electrochemistry guarantee short periods of time for the realization of individual cell characteristics. To date, CUSTOMCELLS® has successfully completed well over 1,000 development-intensive projects.
In addition to various patents and licenses, CUSTOMCELLS® maintains numerous partnerships worldwide with leading research and development institutions and university laboratories. CUSTOMCELLS® develops within the framework of the "electromobility of tomorrow" for leading manufacturers of the automotive industry and is an innovative cell specialist in the relevant areas of safety, aviation, medical technology as well as the chemical industries. It is active in a targeted manner and internationally recognized as a success-oriented partner in the private sector.
The CUSTOMCELLS® service portfolio also includes integrated consulting and services in the field of cell development and production. CUSTOMCELLS® assists you with all questions within the scope of technical consulting and prototyping of electrodes, cells and energy storage devices and supports you with technology ramp-up from laboratory to production scale.
GERMAN BATTERY PIONEER CLOSES SERIES A FINANCING ROUND: 60 MILLION EUROS FOR CUSTOMCELLS
CUSTOMCELLS is a leading battery cell developer and producer with a focus on customized solutions for the industry, as well as special applications. The company plans to use the money to advance electric flying; further internationalization planned. CEO Dirk Abendroth announces ambitious growth course. Europe's leading climate tech VC World Fund leads the round as lead investor together with Hamburg-based family office Abacon Capital; Vsquared Ventures and Porsche also participate.
DIRK ABENDROTH JOINS CUSTOMCELLS®’ BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
Dr. Dirk Abendroth has been named the new CEO of the CUSTOMCELLS® Group. His goal is to drive the premium brand’s ambitious growth course and develop synergies between the CUSTOMCELLS® Group’s companies and holdings, which include the Cellforce Group (CFG).
Porsche and Lilium cooperate with CUSTOMCELLS®
CUSTOMCELLS® and Porsche establish a joint venture - the "Cellforce Group GmbH" (CFG) - to enter into the prodolds a 28% stake in CFG. +++ A successful financing round brings new shareholders on board for CUSTOMCELLS®. Vsquared Ventures, 468 Capital, PRIMEPULSE SE and Porsche Ventures are now working together to advance the development of CUSTOMCELLS® nationally anuction of high-performance battery cells. CUSTOMCELLS® hd internationally. +++ As part of the cooperation with Lilium, CUSTOMCELLS® is responsible for the series production of the battery cells for the Lilium Jet at the CUSTOMCELLS® site in Tübingen. +++ The rapid development of CUSTOMCELLS® also impressed Federal Minister Peter Altmaier, who was welcomed as a guest. +++ More than 100 employees at CUSTOMCELLS® for the first time. +++ At the end of 2021, CUSTOMCELLS® will start to expand the production site in Itzehoe in order to further increase the quality in the production of lithium-ion batteries as well as the capacities.
CUSTOMCELLS® Itzehoe commissions the second coating plant
A second coating plant is put into operation at the Itzehoe site. From now on, anode and cathode material will be coated separately. At the same time, the production capacity is significantly increased, thus minimising the changeover times immensely. For the first time, the CUSTOMCELLS® workforce will exceed 70 in 2020. Despite Corona, CUSTOMCELLS® ends the year successfully.
CUSTOMCELLS® founds CUSTOMCELLS® Tübingen GmbH
and participates in the electrolyte manufacturer E-Lyte Innovations GmbH
At the Tübingen site, pre-series production of state-of-the-art cells up to 1.2 million units per year for testing new technologies for the automotive industry and the production of high-quality cells for electric flying takes place.
CUSTOMCELLS® writes profits
and becomes a renowned development and production partner of the German automotive industry
and develops novel cells with special properties regarding energy density, power density and internal resistances based on next-generation materials based on many years of electrochemical know-how. CUSTOMCELLS® is also investing in another coating line. At the same time, CUSTOMCELLS® begins to focus on solid-state battery technologies.
CUSTOMCELLS® records major technological breakthroughs
and presents a superior LFP technology. Various patents are registered and the P3 group participates in the CUSTOMCELLS® in the context of a capital increase. CUSTOMCELLS® begins to convert technology development and production to three-shift operation.
CUSTOMCELLS® invests in the expansion of a cell prototype line
and develops an LMNO technology for special applications. Various key customers in the field of cathode and anode materials and TIER 1 could be convinced and won.
CUSTOMCELLS® develops and produces Si-C anodes and Li-sulfur cathodes
In addition, various binder manufacturers are being evaluated and water-based recipes established in anode production.
CUSTOMCELLS® develops and produces gas-free titanate cells
and produces electrodes in two-shift operation around the clock.
CUSTOMCELLS® concludes seed financing with ALTANA AG,
High-Tech Gründerfonds and innovation starter Hamburg and invests in the manual cell construction and Mathis Switzerland coating plant for a 20 MWh, 24 hour production.
Foundation of CUSTOMCELLS® Itzehoe GmbH
and conclusion of license and cooperation agreements with cell development institutes
You as our customer are our most important asset and therefore have top priority. For our complex projects or products, it is essential that we listen carefully to you as a customer in order to implement your needs and expectations. Only in this way are we able to implement the solutions individually tailored to your project in such a way that they meet your needs (including budget, delivery times, time frame, services/products, sustainability). Our goal is to achieve lasting customer satisfaction. We can only achieve this by offering products and services that fully meet your actual needs.
Compliance with legal requirements
It is our goal to manufacture products that permanently meet the requirements and expectations of our customers. To this end, we develop and use processes and manufacturing equipment that are in line with the state of the art in science and technology. All production and testing phases are carefully planned and subject to compliance with all required standards and regulations as well as national and international legal requirements.
Through permanent and continuous improvement processes, measures to increase the quality of our products and services are identified and their implementation is given top priority. All organizational, commercial and technical processes are constantly reviewed with the aim of avoiding errors and increasing efficiency. In order to continue to meet the growing needs of the market in the future and to set ourselves apart from our competitors, we are constantly developing new products and services and taking them to the desired level of maturity. We have set quantified quality targets to ensure this continuous improvement process.
Employees and managers
Our employees are our greatest strength. Their sense of responsibility is constantly encouraged and trained within our system. One of our most important tasks is to keep our employees' skills and know-how up to date. We aim to support this by constantly improving the working environment and providing regular training. It is the task of the management staff to realize the quality goals of CUSTOMCELLS®. Through personal example, open, honest communication and the involvement of employees in decision-making processes, the personal responsibility and quality awareness of our employees are promoted.