MEGTEC Systems

September 04, 2013 13:40 ET

Battery Innovation Center Recognizes MEGTEC Systems as Key Technology Partner at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

DE PERE, WI--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - MEGTEC Systems participated in The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House August 30, 2013. During the ceremony, Charles LaSota, president of the Battery Innovation Center, acknowledged MEGTEC as a key technology partner for advanced battery testing and development and also an important strategic member of the BIC.

"The Battery Innovation Center chose MEGTEC's coater/dryer system for our state-of-the-art energy storage laboratory as it offers the perfect coating and drying solution for Lithium-Ion cell fabrication and allows us to assist the industry in developing new processes associated with innovative cell designs as they work to implement new ideas into manufacturing," LaSota explained.

MEGTEC's Director Business Development - Advanced Materials Processing, David Ventola, stated, "MEGTEC is pleased and excited to be a partner to BIC and participate in this unique collaboration to bring our capabilities to bear on speeding innovation in Energy Storage. We are looking forward to a long and successful track record to commercialization of new ideas from BIC."

A number of public and local dignitaries participated in the ceremony to recognize the significance of this event not only for the local region and state of Indiana, but the United States as well. The capabilities and unit operations possible within the BIC provides a tremendous platform to accelerate innovation in all aspects of energy storage. Scientists, with new materials to improve Lithium-Ion batteries, can efficiently fabricate electrodes and cells to evaluate the materials' performance based on industry's standard tests.

About the Battery Innovation Center: The BIC is a unique public-private partnership and not-for-profit organization that incorporates leadership from world-class universities, commercial enterprises, and government organizations to focus on the rapid development, testing and commercialization of safe, reliable and lighter weight energy storage systems for commercial and defense organizations. Located adjacent to Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane, the BIC provides both a virtual collaborative network of capabilities needed for development of next generation energy storage solutions as well as a new, state-of-the-art, $15.6 million energy research lab. Additional information is available at

About MEGTEC: Based in De Pere, Wisconsin, USA, MEGTEC is a global industrial equipment manufacturing leader with over 600 employees and operations in 10 countries. MEGTEC provides engineered products, innovative technologies and optimization services for multiple industries helping to meet rising global demand for environmental protection and advanced manufacturing equipment that promotes sustainability. Additional information at

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Kathy Brugman
    Sales & Marketing Specialist
    (920) 337-1582

    MEGTEC Systems, Inc.
    830 Prosper Road
    P.O. Box 5030
    De Pere, WI 54115-5030