Denchi Group has its roots in a number of industrial organisations including the Atomic Energy Authority, Duracell Inc. and Oldham & Son Ltd. and has a rich heritage in innovation, engineering and manufacturing.
Our vision is to build on this heritage to create a dynamic 21st century organisation with a long-term perspective, a UK Mittelstand.
1954The Atomic Energy Authority story begins
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1920The Duracell Inc. story begins View full history
2014Denchi Power formed View full history
2016Denchi Power acquires Oldham mining lamp business
2018Business reorganised as Denchi Group with 3 customer facing business streams...
SLICEEnergy Storage (Launched 2018) Visit website
1865The Oldham & Son story begins View full history
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DENCHI POWER HISTORY
1954Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) formed to manage the UK’s nuclear activities
1979AEA sponsored research at Oxford University leads to the demonstration, by Professor Goodenough, of lithium cobalt oxide as a high energy density cathode
1980AEA licenses lithium cobalt
oxide IP to Sony
1991Sony commercialises lithium-ion cells
1996AEA’s commercial activities packaged into AEA Technology and privatised
1998AEA Technology plc acquires UK battery pack manufacturer DSB Special Batteries Ltd and changes DSB’s name to AEA Technology Battery Systems Ltd
2004AEA Technology Battery Systems awarded £47m Bowman contract to supply lithium-ion battery packs and chargers to UK armed forces
2005AEA (A) Technology Battery (B) Systems (S) Ltd (L) name changed to ABSL Power Solutions Ltd
2005ABSL Power Solutions acquired by secondary private equity group Nova Capital Management
2014ABSL Power Solutions’ defence business sold to private investors and rebranded Denchi Power
1920sSamuel Ruben and Philip Mallory start a collaboration that ultimately leads to the creation of Duracell Inc.
1989Duracell Special Battery Division (DSB) established in the UK
1993Management buyout of DSB
1998DSB acquired by
AEA Technology plc.
1865Oldham & Son founded
1911Oldham & Son produces its first battery powered mining lamp
1926Oldham & Son starts producing automotive batteries
1971Carlton Industries acquires
Oldham & Son
1981Hawker Siddeley takes
control of Carlton Industries
1992BTR acquires Hawker Siddeley Group
1999BTR merges with Siebe
to form Invensys
2002Invensys sells Hawker Battery Group (including Oldham) to EnerSys
2016EnerSys sells Oldham Mining Lamp business to Denchi Power
Vision and Mission
Our Mission is to supply our customers with high reliability products and services within the fields of batteries, energy storage and power management.
Our Vision is to create a world class organisation aligned with the characteristics of a Mittelstand business: long-term focus, investment in the workforce, flexibility, nimbleness, continuous improvement, lean hierarchies, collaboration, innovation, customer focus, social responsibility and strong geographic ties.
If you’d like to know more or discuss business opportunities, please get in touch.