Brunswick Company continues to execute on its Following Wave approach, announcing that it has acquired RELiON Battery, LLC, a global provider of lithium batteries and related products to various business sectors.

Also, the Company is announcing plans for a new Electrification Technologies Center to be located in Michigan. Both actions support the Company’s ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification, and Shared Entry) strategy and will enable Brunswick’s Superior Programs Group (ASG) to prolong its leadership place in electrical techniques innovation.   

“Brunswick’s Sophisticated Methods Group continues to drive widespread adoption of lithium-ion battery and energy management units in both marine and mobile marketplaces. The addition of RELiON to our portfolio reinforces our position as a leading supplier of lithium batteries for RV and recreational boating,” claimed Dave Foulkes, Brunswick Company CEO. “In addition, the formation of our new engineering middle will meaningfully advance our high-voltage electrical systems capabilities.”   

RELiON products energy a range of programs in the marine, leisure auto, photo voltaic, and industrial segments.  RELiON is dedicated to primary the world’s changeover to lithium power storage and boasts 1 of the largest lines of 12V, 24V, 36V and 48V lithium battery systems in the marketplace. RELiON products are distributed globally through a large array of retail, OEM, and distribution partners. 

“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 Brett Dibkey, Sophisticated Systems Group president. “Beyond strengthening our products and brand portfolio, RELiON brings a proficient and passionate team of people who are committed to powering the world’s changeover to sustainable energy resources. As the need for increased performing and greener energy grows, now with RELiON, ASG will be at the forefront of delivering progressive technology to our worldwide shoppers.” 

Headquartered in Rock Hill, S.C., RELiON opened an expanded Technologies Center outside of Seattle in 2019, which will provide Brunswick additional capacity and capabilities to deliver the next era of lithium batteries to its global customer foundation.  

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“Our vision to be the most sought immediately after and admired lithium battery firm in the entire world has now been exponentially bolstered by becoming a member of Brunswick Corporation’s State-of-the-art Methods Team,” explained Paul Hecimovich, RELiON Battery, LLC CEO. “We really feel it is our obligation to do far better as a organization, producing our batteries as sustainable as doable for our customers who love being outside.” 

Also, furthering Brunswick’s motivation to leading the market in electrification, today the Company announced that it will open a new Electrification Technological innovation Center later this year in Michigan focused on large voltage battery development.  The Technology Center will hire engineers, experts, and designers in a earth-class facility.  

“We are on the foremost edge of greater adoption of battery technological innovation to electric power both propulsion and on‐board house programs,” said Dibkey. “We see the acquisition of RELiON and the new technological know-how center as a huge opportunity to extend our electrification portfolio, and we are thrilled to have RELiON as part of the Brunswick family members and glance forward to our present-day and new prospects benefiting from this expanded item lineup.”