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HISTORY


With its advanced battery systems, Voltabox AG has rapidly become a pioneer for sustainable mobility in the industry. Its history is founded on the will to transform and innovate. The DNA of today’s company goes back to the year 1835. At that time, a forefather of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Klaus Dieter Frers invented the “electromagnetic vehicle.”

2017

May

Conversion of Voltabox Deutschland GmbH into a stock corporation

March

Major order for lithium-ion battery modules with more than 10 megawatt hours (MWh)

2016

October

Finalization of a long-term partnership with KUKA (battery systems for automated guided vehicles)

June

Strategic partnership with Joy Global Inc. (today: Komatsu Mining Corp.) regarding batteries for various mining vehicles

2015

March

Strategic partnership with Triathlon Batterien GmbH (lithium-ion batteries for intralogistics applications)

2014

May

Major order from Vossloh Kiepe (today: Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr Bremse) regarding lithium-ion battery modules for electric buses in the U.S.

January

Founding of Voltabox Deutschland GmbH and Voltabox of Texas, Inc.; spin-off of the electromobility unit of paragon AG

2011

Development of a modular system for e-mobility in a newly created unit with paragon AG

1835

Christopher Becker develops the world’s first car with an electric drive, today regarded as a first step towards electric cars