the leading engineering company
to materialize rapid prototyping of advanced lithium ion batteries
Power Supply = Battery System Performance
The customer’s needs is nothing more than to have expected performance as the power supply on their system.
To meet this demand and respond to customer’s requirements, we determine the battery performance, fix the pack control technology and finalize with manufacturing prototype units to verify the specification with sense of speed.
Rapid MODELING is the function ENAX is expected to provide the market.
Two Rapid Service Models
ENAX’s Rapid MODELING is based on following two service models.
- （１）Rapid ONE
Propose the selection of battery specifications and pack control technology customized for each requirement.
- （２）Rapid TWO
Manufacture and analyze data from prototype units (ES units*) for testing and verification to determine final specifications of CS units**.
The final stage of performance verification is made with CS units to be installed on to customer’s existing system.
Producing sizable quantity of CS units required for their purpose with sense of speed is crucial.
ENAX has flexibility to manufacture the products in requested quantities; from small-scale production (several hundred cells and several dozen units) to mass-production level in larger quantities.
* ES units: Engineering Sample units
** CS units: Customer Sample units
To build “the future created by lithium ion batteries (LIB)” with absolute certainty, ENAX never cease to pursue nor challenge
President and CEO
As the momentum gathers to transform electrification of vehicles into reality, just as with cloud services through the integration with AI, the values sought for batteries for automotive applications (LIB) has been changing drastically from ownership (tangible factors) to utilization (intangible factors).
This is all the more reason ENAX believes the value proposition we offer is our agile solutions. We are capable and feasible. To propose specifications speedily for LIB and its system to materialize the power source needs of customer’s “intangible factors”. To convert these specifications into actual products as “tangible factors”.
Proposing One Stop Solutions to resolve challenges for “intangible factors” and providing Rapid Prototyping Solutions to bring them into shape. These are two keywords to describe ENAX’s activities.
With our promising and reliable technology reinforced by rich experience in research and development over the past years, ENAX has implemented various joint development projects in partnership with worldwide leading companies in the automotive and machinery industries.
Today, as we expand our potential with introducing the new business model leading from system proposals to solution proposals, we aim to make an extensive growth together with our innovative customers.
Remaining to be your best Technology Partner and Solutions Partner, up until now and from now on, ENAX looks forward to your continuous support as we undertake the challenges and outface the new stages of battery industry with innovative technology and solutions.
|1996||ENAX, Inc. established|
|2000||Participated in project for development and commercialization of EV truck equipped with large stacked LIB|
|2001||Assigned to develop battery module for HEV by top leading Japanese automotive manufacturer|
|2003||Self-developed LIB for electric bike, adopted by US-based EV Global Motors|
|2004||Jointly developed LIB with Fukui University, conducted driving tests on trams at Fukui Railway Won Grand Prize in Tokyo Metropolitan Government Venture Technology Awards for LIB as alternative to lead-acid battery for automotive applications Established joint venture company with Degussa AG (Present Evonik) and began manufacturing LIB electrodes in Sandong Province, China Jointly developed battery pack for HEV with Continental AG|
|2008||Received capital increase with private allocation of new shares to TEMIC Automotive Electric Motors GmbH and others|
|2010||Established joint venture company with Catarc for manufacturing LIB for automotive application|
|2011||Received FY2011 Intellectual Property Achievement Award from Japan Patent Office|
|2015||Became part of the Sekisui Chemical Group|
|2018||Awarded “Management of the Year 2017” by DIAMOND Management Club|
|2019||Joined Daiwa Securities Group through corporate reorganization|
|Company split||July 8, 2019|
|President and CEO||Masaki Saikusa|
|Capital||JPY 854 million|
|Sales||FY2017 (March) JPY 1,538 million
FY2018 (March) JPY 1,606 million
FY2019 (March) JPY 1,831 million
|Number of Employees||As of March 31, 2017 38
As of March 31, 2018 48
As of March 31, 2019 53
As of July 8, 2019 54
|Primary Stockholder||DPIP Private Equity I L.P.|
|Head Office Address||Collonade Kasuga
2-12-12 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0003
|Primary Customers||Top leading automotive manufacturers, railway companies, precision equipment manufacturers and national research institutes|
|Other||Official member of Battery Association of Japan|
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