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Reliable Longevity

Büdingen-based Tadiran Batteries GmbH celebrates its 25th corporate anniversary.

Two festive hours were set aside this January to celebrate the 25th company anniversary at Tadiran in Büdingen.

Dr. Christian Schwarz-Schilling is satisfied with the company’s developments

Before the executive management and the employees got together for their celebration on January 30, the company founders, owners, business partners and the public had their opportunity to partake in the anniversary: After a plant tour of the Büdingen-based production site, the subsequent meeting at the Hotel Gut Hühnerhof provided ample opportunities for the sharing of memories and ideas. Old companions reminisced, memories were revisited and the company’s proud past was lauded in polished dedication speeches.

During their addresses, company founders Dr. Christian Schwarz-Schilling and Duda Yehiely were joined by managing director Wolfgang Uhl in presenting highlights from the interesting history of the company. They emphasized in particular the family-style atmosphere and the highly solution-oriented, cooperative and last, but not least harmonious team spirit that characterizes the management – an attitude that has proven particularly effective in times of crisis.

Company founder Duda Yehiely reminisced movingly about the start-up years at Sonnenschein Lithium

Back in 1984 the decision of a group of future oriented entrepreneurs led to the roll-out of the lithium battery production in Büdingen. Back then, a 50/50 joint venture under the name of Sonnenschein Lithium GmbH was established by partners Accumulatorenfabrik Sonnenschein and Tadiran Israel Electronics Ltd. Then-owners of the Accumulatorenfabrik Sonnenschein, Mr. and Mrs. Schwarz-Schilling, had a keen interest in innovative battery technologies. Combined with the technical know-how of Israel-based Tadiran Technology Group, this undertaking quickly bore fruit and catapulted Sonnenschein Lithium to the position of a market leader in the industrial-strength lithium battery sector in Europe.

In 2006, the name of the enterprise was changed from Sonnenschein Lithium GmbH to Tadiran Batteries GmbH. The company had joined the SAFT Groupe S.A. (Euronext: SAFT), one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of high tech batteries, in 2001.

Many people have used and are using Tadiran products without even being aware of it: Tadiran products were integral parts, for instance in early personal computers; and can be found in comfort phones, airbags or tire pressure control systems. The company continues to manufacture the same high quality products today. Based on more than 25 years of technological experience, Tadiran Batteries GmbH, develops customer-specific battery solutions for a diverse spectrum of applications, which led to the establishment of its product portfolio, currently consisting of three different categories:

  1. Primary cells and batteries used as backup and regular power sources high voltage (3.6 V), maximum capacity / outstanding longevity
  2. PulsesPlus series for extreme electrical current pulses extreme electrical current pulses combined with high power capacity and outstanding longevity
  3. TLM high power primary batteries high electrical output even after long periods of storage
Wolfgang Uhl with the anniversary certificate from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

The technical properties of the Tadiran lithium batteries have made these products indispensible for many applications: The portfolio spans everything from ultra-modern E-call systems to electronic toll collection transponders for cars and trucks, utility meters for gas or water to alarm systems. In short, the company supplies batteries for applications that require absolute reliability and where longevity is a top priority.

These product qualities are also evident in Tadiran’s corporate philosophy, which is based on dependability and quality. The enterprise lives these values in its in-house as well as its external relationships. The top items on the agenda are the cost-effective development of the business for the benefit of the company, the safeguarding of jobs available right in Büdingen, fair interactions with suppliers and partners as well as the sincere appreciation of the company’s own employees.

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