H&T Battery Components fuels further growth in the advanced energy storage markets

  • H&T Battery Components has taken over all shares of HTTM LLC and H&T Nevada LLC at end of third quarter 2016.
  • H&T Nevada LLC will be operational by the end of 2016, creating more than 100 new jobs in Sparks, Nevada.
  • Continuous commitment to invest heavily in the market for rechargeable batteries globally by Heitkamp & Thumann Group.

Waterbury, October 19, 2016 - H&T Battery Components a division of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of precision-formed metal and plastic components has taken over Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company Inc. shareholding in HTTM LLC, Holland, Michigan (40%) and H&T Nevada LLC, Sparks, Nevada (50%).

William Shannon, Chairman of H&T Battery Components: “The take-over is a result of our partner’s desire to discontinue participating in the advanced energy storage markets in order to allow greater focus on their core markets. Both sides look forward to a continued valuable relationship and working together on future endeavors.”

The Heitkamp & Thumann Group and Trans-Matic began working together in 2008, formalizing a legal entity, HTTM LLC for the purpose of supplying metal formed components to makers of rechargeable batteries worldwide. In 2015 HTTM LLC acquired a strategic customer for metal containers for Li-Ion batteries resulting in the decision to establish a new manufacturing site in Sparks, Nevada operating under the legal name H&T Nevada LLC.

Christian Diemer, CEO of Heitkamp & Thumann Group: ”We are determined to continue to invest in the rapidly growing market for rechargeable batteries globally. The full integration of both companies allows us for further expansion of our production capacities in this promising market.”

The Heitkamp & Thumann Group is currently investing significantly in self-developed proprietary production technology for H&T Nevada, creating more than 100 new jobs in Sparks. The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2016.

About H&T Battery Components:
H&T Battery Components is the world's largest manufacturer of battery components for the consumer battery market operating five manufacturing facilities globally. H&T Battery Components is a business division of Heitkamp & Thumann Group, Germany, a family-owned group comprising more than 20 small and medium-sized enterprises located in 9 different countries with over 2000 employees.

Press Contact:
Nils Hubert, Director HR & Public Affairs | nils.hubert@ht-group.com | Phone: +49 171 8 111 819