Brunswick Corporation has acquired RELiON Battery, a Rock Hill, S.C.-based lithium battery and related product outfit that serves the marine and RV segment and produces industrial applications.
The company — which also operates a Technology Center in Seattle, Wash., and boasts a comprehensive line of 12-volt, 24-volt, 36-volt and 48-volt battery systems — gives Brunswick an advantage in capacity and capabilities in the lithium battery market and directly supports its ACES (autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and shared access) strategy, the company reported.
RELiON will be added to its Advanced Systems Group, led by president Brett Dibkey.
“The RELiON acquisition perfectly complements our existing portfolio of industry-leading advanced battery and power management brands, like Mastervolt, ProMariner, and Blue Sea Systems,” said Dibkey in a statement. “Beyond strengthening our product and brand portfolio, RELiON brings a talented and passionate team of people who are committed to powering the world’s transition to sustainable energy sources.”
“The addition of RELiON to our portfolio reinforces our position as a leading supplier of lithium batteries for RV and recreational boating,” added CEO Dave Foulkes.
Brunswick also announced that it will open its Electrification Technology Center later this year in Michigan, focused on developing high-voltage batteries.
“We are on the leading edge of increased adoption of battery technology to power both propulsion and on‐board house systems,” said Dibkey. “We see the acquisition of RELiON and the new technology center as a tremendous opportunity to expand our electrification portfolio.”