1996 ENAX, INC. was established
ENAX started as a pioneer of lithium-ion battery development and manufacturing. With the development of batteries for vehicles as a pillar, developed and manufactured lithium-ion batteries, or LSB (Laminated Sheet Battery), and provided consulting on the manufacturing process.
2000 Aimed to shift from R&D contracting company to R&D and manufacturing company hoping to expand its service area from R&D to mass production to manufacturing and sales of battery packs and sales of its own lithium-ion batteries.
Participated in a project to develop and commercialize EV trucks using large Li-ion pouch cells.
2001 Contracted development of battery modules for HEVs by a major Japanese automaker.
2003 Developed lithium-ion batteries for electric bikes in-house and launched the “E-bike“, an electric bicycle, using ENAX's LSB battery packs. EV Global, Inc. in the U.S. adopts ENAX's LSB battery packs.
2004 Developed lithium-ion battery jointly with University of Fukui and conducted running tests on streetcars (Fukui Railway)
Received the Grand Prize of "Tokyo Metropolitan Venture Technology Grand Prix" for lithium-ion battery as a substitute for lead-acid battery for automobiles.
Established a joint venture with Degussa AG (current Evonik) and started manufacturing electrodes for lithium-ion batteries in Shandong, China.
Jointly developed a battery pack unit for HEV with Continental AG.
2005 Entered the Chinese market, establishing a materials procurement department and jointly establishing an electrode production plant in Anqiu, Shandong Province, and a battery assembly plant in Tianjin, which began operations.
2008 TEMIC Automotive Electric Motors GmbH and others increase capital through third-party allotment.
Worked on the commercialization of manganese (Mn) pouch lithium-ion batteries ahead of the industry. Degussa Enax (Anqiu) Power Lion Technology, which manufactures electrodes in China (capital participation by German Degussa in 2005), and Shuang Yi Li (Tianjin) New Energy Co., Ltd. (joint venture with DKS Co. Ltd.), which performs assembly were established.
2010 Established a joint venture with China Automotive Technology Center (Catarc) to manufacture lithium-ion batteries for automobiles
2011 Received the 2011 Intellectual Property Achievement Award from the Japan Patent Office
2015 Joined the Sekisui Chemical Group
Became a member of the Sekisui Chemical Group
Participated in a project to develop a storage battery system for homes and its lithium-ion batteries
2018 Received the 2017 "Management of the Year" award from the Diamond Management Club
Established a new development and manufacturing base for advanced batteries of extremely high technical difficulty in Bansei-cho, Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture
2019 Joined the Daiwa Securities Group through company split
the company will be separated from the Sekisui Chemical Group and become independent with support from the Daiwa Securities Group.
Striving for new development as a creative century