May 17, 2022

Acquired Wixom Battery Solutions Create Complete Management Solution

Wixom Battery Solutions has been acquired by Retriev Technologies to create a complete battery management solution in North America. // Image bank

Retriev Technologies, a Lancaster, Ohio-based lithium battery recycler, has acquired Wixom-based Battery Solutions, a leader in end-to-end sustainable management solutions for end-of-life batteries and large electronics. public. The terms of the contract are not disclosed.

The combined offering brings together two complementary industry leaders to create a complete battery management solution. Battery Solutions’ interchemical collection, battery-centric logistics network, end-of-life battery sorting services and customer-centric approach to end-of-life battery management complete Retriev’s history as a oldest and largest lithium-ion battery processing operation. .

Battery Solutions has a strategic national footprint with an extensive portfolio that spans the full lifecycle of end-of-life batteries for electric vehicles, telecommunications, consumer collection, waste management sectors, and more.

“The opportunity to address North America’s need for an end-of-life battery reuse solution that involves the recycling of critical materials on a large scale creates an extremely competitive value chain for the United States,” said said David Klanecky, CEO of Retriev Technologies.

“Our combined strengths and talented team allow us to be the only player in the industry capable of collecting, transporting, sorting and treating every type of battery at every point of contact, from the end of a life cycle to the start of a another. This creates a substantial “resource” for automotive OEMs and battery manufacturers in the circular supply chain. »

Retriev’s operations include battery recycling and sorting facilities in Lancaster and Baltimore, Ohio, and Brea, California, as well as Trail, British Columbia. Battery Solutions provides additional processing, sorting, fulfillment, logistics and storage solutions with their 95,000 square foot facility in Wixom and a 60,000 square foot facility in Mesa, Arizona.

The newly combined offering has the expertise and infrastructure to develop custom solutions for large and small customers, simplifying the collection process and reducing conversion time. The current portfolio includes thousands of customers, with a focus on automotive OEMs, environmental services, retail, communications and consumer products.

“Global electric vehicle and electrification trends are accelerating at a pace that both leads to natural resource scarcity and requires careful end-of-life management to harness recycled natural resources,” says Thomas Bjarnemark , CEO of Battery Solutions. “Contributing to the circular economy model is a central goal of Battery Solutions, and this integration with Retriev brings us a huge step closer to achieving that.”

Last October, Retriev partnered with Heritage Battery Recycling to form the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America. The agreement expanded Retriev’s collection and transportation network through partnerships with Heritage Environmental Services (HES) and Heritage-Crystal Clean. Retriev Technologies is backed by Indianapolis-based The Heritage Group and its subsidiaries, and Kinsbursky Bros. International, based in California.