ASPİLSAN Enerji History
ASPİLSAN Enerji, owned by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation with a share of 98 percent, was founded on April 2, 1981 following the experiences of 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation, with donations made by charitable citizens and organizations from Kayseri. ASPİLSAN Enerji started the production of cells and batteries with the ASELSAN 4600 series in 1985 and ASELSAN 4600 series backpack radio batteries in 1986. ASPİLSAN Enerji later developed its product portfolio by producing batteries for radio, weapon systems and similar devices developed by defense industry companies such as ASELSAN and Roketsan. ASPİLSAN Enerji still produces more than 300 types of cell and batteries for defense industry and other sectors.
In 1988, ASPİLSAN Enerji continued its production by obtaining the AQAP 120 quality certificate for defense industry production. ASPİLSAN Enerji continued to produce batteries for the cargo planes (CASA) of Turkish Air Force (TAF) in 1993 by producing batteries for the F-16 Blok-30 aircraft.
Continuing to carry out its production in accordance with NATO standards by obtaining the AQAP 2120 quality certificate in 1997 for its quality processes, ASPİLSAN Enerji started to produce Stinger missile batteries in 1999 and today it has gained the ability to produce batteries for several fixed and rotary wing aircraft in the inventory of Turkish Armed Forces.
As of 2005, ASPİLSAN Enerji gained the ability to produce new technology li-ion batteries to meet the need for lithium ion batteries of ASELSAN 4400 series radios. With this production capability, electronic design and production capability has been gained in order to design the protection and management circuits of the batteries. In 2010, in parallel with the needs of the day and the development of production to cover all sectors in general, ISO 9001:2008 quality and safety certificate was obtained. In 2012, system batteries were started to be produced for systems designed by ROKETSAN.
ASPİLSAN Enerji, which has been proud of serving the defense industry of our country since its establishment, is the first and only company in Turkey to produce Ni-Cd aircraft batteries. Today, most of the helicopter batteies in the TAF inventory are produced by ASPİLSAN Enerji. In this framework, apart from the F20/7H1CT4 used in Sikorsky UH60 helicopters; F20/27H1CM battery in Mi-17 and Mi-8; F20/40H1C battery in UH-1H; F20/40H1CE1WT(H) battery in Cougar AS-532 and Super Puma; F40/17H1C battery is used in the AH-1W SuperCobra. Production and design organization approvals were obtained within the scope of EASA certification in 2018 for the batteries to be used in civil aviation as well. ASPİLSAN Enerji started to develop Energy Storage Systems (ESS) in 2016 in order to meet uninterrupted electricity needs within the scope of military and civilian needs. In 2016, an R&D center was established in Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone.

On April 5, 2016, the Company General Assembly expanded ASPİLSAN's fields of activity according to the needs of the day and changed the company name to ASPİLSAN Enerji. The expansion of the fields of activity and the name change aim to maintain the growth of ASPİLSAN Enerji in new sectors without compromising its quality. In May 2018, a design, product development and innovation center was established in Ankara. In August 2018, the establishment of an R&D center was completed in Istanbul to conduct work on hydrogen technologies.
In 2021, on its 40th anniversary, ASPİLSAN Enerji decided to continu its way with its new logo emphasizing energy and technology.
As of 2021, ASPİLSAN Enerji's latest investment, a lithium ion battery production facility, has been built on an area of 24.000 m², 25.000 m² of which is closed, in Kayseri Mimarsinan Organized Industrial Zone. As a result, the first rechargeable cylindrical lithium-ion batteries in our country started to be produced by breaking a new ground.
ASPİLSAN Enerji, which continues its activities for several sectors especially in the Turkish industry, is working hard to open up to the world.