Written by Maria Beck
Fall arrived: the starting signal for garden and balcony owners to winterise their gardens and plants before cold and wet weather kick in. It is also the time of small helpers, who can make challenging or annoying gardening work a delight. To keep their usage free of hassle, more and more of these helpers are becoming wireless, marking a trend in garden and household work. But the pleasure they bring only lasts as long as the batteries powering these tools.
Batteries are increasingly becoming a strategic component for performance and quality for many devices. VARTA AG bets on this trend and develops and manufactures battery-based solutions for a cable-free everyday life. Its operating subsidiary VARTA Storage GmbH offers intelligent battery solutions for wireless domestic appliances from power to gardening tools – lawnmowers, hedge cutters, leaf blower and robotic grass cutter being just some of many applications.
With its integrated design service, global manufacturing possibilities and the highest quality standards, VARTA Storage has become a reliable partner for manufacturers of home and garden appliances. ‘VARTA Storage Inside’ has become a sign for durability and reliability with manufacturers benefitting from additional services: the company advises and provides additional software and firmware designs for the battery management systems, motor control or human interface, including software to manage motor stalls, motor jams or other dysfunctionalities of the device.
“We expect that many more devices in the home and garden sector will become wireless in the future,” says Gordon Clements, General Manager at VARTA Storage. “And we will enable this trend with efficient and high performance battery packs. To do so, we built up competencies in mechanic, electronic, chemical and even plastic components. That way, we can serve our customers the best and take 100 per cent ownership of the design, certification, test validation and production of the batteries.”
After the dirty work outside is done, hobby gardeners can still rely on VARTA Storage – powering the vacuum cleaners waiting to clean up the mess.
About VARTA AG
As the parent company of the Group, VARTA AG is active in the business segments Microbatteries and Power & Energy through its operating subsidiaries VARTA Microbattery GmbH and VARTA Storage GmbH. Already an innovation leader in the microbattery sector and one of the market leaders for hearing-aid microbatteries, VARTA Microbattery GmbH also aspires to market leadership for lithium-ion batteries. VARTA Storage GmbH focuses on the design, system integration and assembly of stationary lithium-ion energy storage systems for households and commercial applications as well as customized battery storage systems for OEM customers. The VARTA AG Group’s operating subsidiaries are currently active in more than 75 countries around the world, with five production and assembly facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centers in Asia, Europe and the United States.