ABSL Power Solutions Ltd

ABSL Power Solutions Ltd (ABSL) is a UK based technology company focussed on the global market for portable and platform power solutions. The company offers extensive capability in the design, development and manufacture of some of the world's most advanced power systems in applications where performance and reliability are critical.

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Its reputation and world-leading Li-ion cell technology derives from its research work in the 1960s into lithium materials resulting in patented Li-ion cathode technology in the late 1970s. The licensing of this technology enabled the business to build a strong foundation for further research and product development and for recruitment of staff with expertise in all areas of power system development.

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  • Among the company's 140 employees in the UK are engineers and scientists with the breadth of expertise required to deliver a successful technology development programme, including;
  • Leading Lithium-ion electrochemistry specialists with a track record in delivering technology development from the laboratory to the manufacturing facility
  • Power electronics experts developing high efficiency power systems architectures with low EMC/EMI signatures
  • Thermal and mechanical engineers with experience in the most demanding environments, including Military, Aerospace, Subsea and Space systems
  • Environmental scientists developing recycling technologies to meet current and future legislative requirements
  • Personnel with experience of military operations, soldier infrastructure, operating environments, integrated logistic support requirements, and equipment trials
  • Project management, supply chain management and quality assurance specialists
  • Digital electronics and software engineers with experience in development of intelligent dynamic power management systems

Of its 140 employees, 30% are in design and development, 48% in manufacturing and 22% in support activities.

ABSL currently has its manufacturing base in Scotland - Thurso, Caithness; and offices and research laboratories in, Oxfordshire, England, where it also has a Space Products Division. In the US, ABSL has facilities in Colorado and Virginia.

Within the UK, ABSL is unique in being able to provide an impartial and informed evaluation of power technology alongside the capability to engineer core technologies into robust and high performance military hardware.

Formerly part of the AEA Technology Group, ABSL was successfully divested to Coller Capital Limited in September 2005. Coller Capital is a leading global investor, managing in excess of $3.5 billion of committed capital. The company has a strong track record of investing in and developing technology based companies.

Coller Capital offers ABSL access to resources and long-term investment previously unavailable, allowing the company to develop the business and improve the services and products it offers its customers. Increased resources allow the development of new technologies, products and market opportunities, as well as giving it the financial stability to take on large contracts with its major customers.

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