ASPİLSAN Enerji History

ASPİLSAN was established on April 2nd 1981, in Kayseri to fulfil our country's battery and rechargeable cell battery needs, with donations made by charitable citizens and organizations. With this aspect, it is an unprecedented transformation of patriotism into a concrete company.

ASPİLSAN Inc. started its activities in 1985 by producing Ni-Cd IEC KR 35/62 (R20) rechargeable cell batteries and continued to produce cell batteries used in radios a year later.

ASPİLSAN developed this production by producing different batteries and cell batteries for many device manufacturers, especially defence industry companies. Since 1988, it has continued production by obtaining various quality certificates to improve production standards.

ASPİLSAN, which started the production of Aircraft batteries in 1993, gained competence in a new field by producing batteries used in government aircraft. With this product, it increased its production capacity and product variety. Moreover, with the export of aircraft batteries, it also turned to foreign markets in this period.

ince 2005, ASPİLSAN put on its agenda the production of lithium-ion batteries, which emerged due to technological developments. Lithium-ion cell batteries, which can store much more energy and are much lighter than their counterparts, could be used with electronic circuits, unlike others. To fulfil this need, ASPİLSAN first developed the electronic design and production capability required to use these batteries. In addition, it gained the ability to design and manufacture Printed Circuit Boards during this period. With the acquisition of this capability, ASPİLSAN, which started the production of lithium-ion cell batteries, was approved by Panasonic company. With this approval, ASPİLSAN, which received the rechargeable battery distributorship of PANASONIC company, thus entered a new era. This process continued with LG, and it became the approved battery manufacturer of lithium manufacturers on a global scale.

In 2010, ISO 9001:2008 quality and safety certificate was obtained to fulfil the day's needs and to increase production standards. Today, all production facilities of ASPİLSAN Enerji;

• ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System,
• AS9100 (REV.D) Quality Management System for Aerospace and Defense Organizations,
• ISO 22163 International Rail Systems Industry Business Management System
• NATO Quality Assurance System for AQAP 2110 Design, Development and Production,
• ISO 14001 Environmental Management System,
• ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

continues its activities to fulfil its needs.
In addition, ASPİLSAN Enerji has the authority to design and manufacture batteries for all kinds of aircraft with the Design and Production Organization Approvals obtained from EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) in 2018.
The 27Ah Ni-Cd aircraft battery model, produced by ASPİLSAN since 1993, successfully passed 33 different electrical and environmental tests in 2021 in EASA standards. Thus, the ETSO certification process, which will allow the use of batteries in all kinds of aircraft, has been completed.

ASPİLSAN re-examined its fields of activity in 2016 and was restructured as ASPİLSAN Enerji Inc. to continue its activities in developing conditions.

ASPİLSAN Enerji Inc. It has turned its Li-ion battery production activities, which started with R&D in 2018, into a concrete investment in 2020. At the end of the investment process in 2020, it produced the first rechargeable 18650-sized li-ion battery in our country in 2022. Within the scope of this investment, not only li-ion cell were produced, the Battery Production facility was also modernized, and the production capability for rail systems was also acquired. As a result, ASPİLSAN Enerji's cell battery quality has been approved on various platforms, and domestic and international sales have started. ASPİLSAN Enerji also made the first battery export of our country.

Underlying this progress of ASPİLSAN Enerji Inc. lies the importance it attaches to innovation and research. In this context, ASPİLSAN Enerji opened an R&D centre in Erciyes Technopark in 2016 and started its Research and Development activities. In May 2018, a design, product development and innovation centre was established in Ankara to develop battery technology in our country and to master the technology of the battery production facility for setting in the future. In August 2018, an R&D centre was established in Istanbul to work on hydrogen technologies due to the prediction that it will be one of the energy solutions in the coming period. Today, ASPİLSAN Enerji continues its R&D and product design activities in five R&D and Design Centers, one in the Kayseri campus, three in the Ankara campus, and one in the Istanbul campus.

Today, ASPİLSAN Enerji Inc. has facilities in Kayseri Mimarsinan Organized Industrial Zone on an indoor area of 25,000 m² and in Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone on an area of 5,000 m². In these facilities, it designs, develops and manufactures various types and power batteries for every sector, aircraft batteries with very different power and chemistry, and rail system and marine system batteries of different power and size.

ASPİLSAN Enerji, which has recently increased its activities for e-mobility and Energy Storage, aims to be at the forefront of the quality and reliability of all its products and to grow with solidarity and cooperation with its suppliers/customers.