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ABOUT American Battery Solutions Inc.

Powering tomorrow's energy solutions, today

American Battery Solutions Inc. (“ABS”) is a manufacturer of advanced batteries for commercial, fleet, and industrial on- and off-road vehicles. Located in the heart of the U.S. automotive region with facilities in Michigan and Ohio. ABS was established in 2019 by long-time battery pioneer Subhash Dhar with the goal of reaching the underserved segments of the industrial vehicle markets with a leading team of battery systems experts with decades of experience in designing, developing, and manufacturing advanced battery systems for the transportation industry.  Collectively, from our experience with various OEMs we have launched some of the industry’s most well-known programs, electrifying vehicles for Toyota, General Motors, Fiat-Chrysler, BMW, Daimler-Mercedes and others. 

In 2023, ABS was acquired by Komatsu, a world leader in construction, mining, forestry, and industrial heavy equipment in support of Komatsu’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal. ABS is excited to join a 100-year-old global organization with 65,000 employees. Komatsu is deeply rooted in the mining and construction industries where ABS will join them in their efforts to electrify their fleets. ABS will continue to operate as an independent entity serving Komatsu applications and continuing to expand and grow our core commercial, fleet, and industrial business.

We continue to launch new and innovative products into transit bus,eLCV delivery van, recreational boating, lawn maintenance, medium &heavy-duty trucking vehicle & material handling equipment markets. As the centerof excellence for Komatsu we expand our offerings to develop custom batterysystems for the construction, mining, and forestry industry.

As we have grown, ABS has assembled a dedicated and experienced world-class team. Our team is equipped with a deep understanding of high-voltage, automotive-grade battery systems—from concept development and prototyping, to testing and validation, to high-volume production. Meaning no one is more qualified to develop an EV battery that can power your energy needs. ABS stands ready to accommodate future customer growth and looks forward to continuing to be the leader in the battery industry.  

Mission
To provide our customers safe, innovative, affordable energy storage to electrify a sustainable and greener world.

Vision
To become the preferred global leader for energy storage solutions.

Values
Safety, Accountability, Customer Centric, Innovation, Integrity.

ABS Timeline:

2018
Company concept. MOU with Bosch Battery Systems to acquire facilities.
2019
April 2019: ABS officially began operations.
May 2019: Acquired first part of the Lake Orion, MI facility.
August 2019: Acquired Springboro, OH facility.
2020
Kicked off Alliance E-Series development.
December 2020: Awarded production bus battery program.
December 2020: Awarded production light-delivery van battery program.
2021
ProLiance battery development begins.
August: Expanded into remainder of Lake Orion, MI facility.
August: Started ABS ESS division.
December: Installed low voltage line in Springboro, OH.
2022
January: Begin prototype production on Alliance E-Series.
September: Expanded low voltage production line in Springboro, OH.
October: Installed high voltage production line.
2023
Start of production bus battery.
Start of production of ProLiance T350-50.
Start of production light delivery van battery.
November 20th ABS announced plans for its acquisition by Komatsu.
2024
Expanding facilities.
Installing second high voltage production line.
2025
Adding third high voltage line in Springboro, OH.
Adding second low voltage line in Springboro, OH.
 
2026
TBD

Solving the key challenges of electrification

As the world shifts to an electric future, the skills needed to be successful also change. Perhaps the biggest change is the addition of a high-voltage battery system. This transition brings about several key challenges that ABS is well-suited to solve. Successfully developing and integrating these batteries requires a deep knowledge of the battery as a system—since these new generations of energy storage require a knowledge of every engineering field: chemistry, thermal dynamics, mechanical & structural, electronics, electrical, and software. With this knowledge, ABS can solve the challenges of Safety, Performance, Life, Cost and Environment.

Key Barriers
ABS Solutions
Key Benefits
Safety
Tiered levels of automotive grade functional safety including thermal propagation protection, overcharge/discharge protection
Safe
performance
Highest energy density solutions in their class, utilizing the highest energy cells available on the market
More energy = longer range
life
Designed to match the life of the vehicle using long-life, high-quality cells
Eliminates the need for a mid-cycle replacement. Offers excellent total cost of ownership for fleet users.
high costs
Common designs with consolidating lower volumes programs to allow for volume cell pricing
Highly competitive market-based pricing
environmental
Designed for recyclability using highly recyclable materials & partnering with material recyclers
Designed for the battery circular economy
Key Barriers
Safety
ABS Solutions
Tiered levels of automotive grade functional safety including thermal propagation protection, overcharge/discharge protection
Key Benefits
Safe
Key Barriers
performance
ABS Solutions
Highest energy density solutions in their class, utilizing the highest energy cells available on the market
Key Benefits
More energy = longer range
Key Barriers
LIFE
ABS Solutions
Designed to match the life of the vehicle using long-life, high-quality cells
Key Benefits
Eliminates the need for a mid-cycle replacement. Offers excellent total cost of ownership for fleet users.
Key Barriers
high costs
ABS Solutions
Common designs with consolidating lower volumes programs to allow for volume cell pricing
Key Benefits
Highly competitive market-based pricing
Key Barriers
environmental
ABS Solutions
Designed for recyclability using highly recyclable materials & partnering with material recyclers
Key Benefits
Designed for the battery circular economy

Serving Our Customers

Select a location for additional information.
Main Facilities
Sales & Support
Lake Orion, Michigan
3768 S Lapeer Rd,
Lake Orion, MI 48359
Headquarters and Support Functions, Testing, Engineering, and Prototyping.
Springboro, Ohio
50 Ovonic Way,
Springboro, OH 45066
High Volume Manufacturing Facility
Hudson, Massachusetts
2 Cabot Road,
Hudson, MA 01749
ESS Division, Engineering, etc.
Lake Orion, Michigan
3768 S Lapeer Rd,
Lake Orion, MI 48359
HQ and Tech Center
Springboro, Ohio
50 Ovonic Way,
Springboro, OH 45066
Manufacturing Plant
Munich, Germany
Sales Support
Boca Raton, Forida
Sales Support
London, UK
Sales Support
Lake Orion, Michigan
3768 S Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion MI 48359
HQ and Tech Center
Springboro, Ohio
50 Ovonic Way, Springboro, OH 45066
Manufacturing Plant
Boca Raton, Florida
Sales Support
London, UK
Sales Support
Munich, Germany
Sales Support

Collective experience, informed solutions

We have 340+ years of expertise in high-voltage battery production

Subhash Dhar
Chairman and CEO
Subhash Dhar
Chairman and CEO

Over 40 years in the battery industry. Pioneer of early advanced batteries. Multiple CEO positions and record of success with commercialization, JVs, licensing and building

John Warner
Chief Customer Officer
John Warner
Chief Customer Officer

30 years in automotive and battery industry in various sales and customer leadership roles. Frequent speaker at industry events and member of several key industry committees.

Ivan Menjak
VP Business Development
Ivan Menjak
VP Business Development

23 years in the battery industry in product development, engineering, product management and business development roles. Launched multiple cells and batteries with major OEM

Gary Wilson
VP Operations
Gary Wilson
VP Operations

Experience managing high-quality, lean manufacturing plants for over 30 years.

Jeff Donaldson
VP Engineering
Jeff Donaldson
VP Engineering

Senior level leadership of global engineering & program management organizations. 30 years experience in CV and automotive OEM & Tier 1 for ADAS, Electronics, EV-HEV, Powertrain, & Manufacturing.

Jeff Hartwig
VP Finance
Jeff Hartwig
VP Finance

24 years in operations management, financial controls and MP&L with multi-plant experience.

Peter Buccilli
VP Program Management
Peter Buccilli
VP Program Management

PMP professional managing automotive and battery programs for the past 25 years. Launched Chevy Volt and electrification products for multiple OEMs and Tier 1s.

Lynnette Keller
VP of Human Resources
Lynnette Keller
VP of Human Resources

Human Resources professional with over 30 years of experience in chemical and battery manufacturing, service, and utility industries.  Responsible for all area of focus within Human Resources for strategic and tactical services company wide.

Technical Advisory Board

David Garski
Director, Air-Cooled Chiller Engineering at Trane Technologies
David Garski
Director, Air-Cooled Chiller Engineering at Trane Technologies

David has over 25 years of experience designing and commercializing thermal management systems for passenger cars, specialty truck and bus vehicles, lithium-ion battery packs, and building systems. Dave Served as Product Development Lead at XALT Energy, Engineering Manager at Magline, Engineering roles at Modine Manufacturing and is currently the Director of Engineering for air cooled chillers at Trane Technologies.

Dick Donnelly
Chairman of the Board, OSHKOSH
Dick Donnelly
Chairman of the Board, OSHKOSH

Dick Donnelly served as a director of Oshkosh from 2001 and as chairman from 2011. From 1961 until his retirement in 1999, he held various positions with General Motors Corporation including as President and Group Executive of General Motors, Europe. From 2000 through 2009, Mr. Donnelly served as an Industrial Partner in Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a private equity investment firm located in New York, N.Y. He was also chairman of Niles Co., Ltd. and Honsel International Technologies S.A., and served as a Trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Tony Posawatz
President & CEO, Invictus iCar
Tony Posawatz
President & CEO, Invictus iCar

Tony Posawatz is an automotive Innovation Leader with more than 40 years of Executive experience at General Motors as well as automotive/tech start-up/turnaround CEO experience with Fisker Automotive. Tony is a recognized Industry Leader in Product Innovation & Electrified Vehicles as Vehicle Line Executive/Director for the Chevrolet Volt, Avalanche & Cadillac Escalade.

Bob Galyen
President, Galyen Energy
Bob Galyen
President, Galyen Energy

Bob Galyen has spent his career working in the automotive electrification field. He helped to found and served as CTO of CATL; he has served as Chairman of SAE International Battery Standards Steering Committee for more than a decade and as Chairman Emeritus and Chief Technology Officer for NAATBatt International, which provides him a unique leadership role in the entire global battery industry.

Robert “Bob” Kruse
President & CEO, Enevate
Robert “Bob” Kruse
President & CEO, Enevate

Bob Kruse is a seasoned and execution focused automotive, EV and Battery executive. Bob spent more than 31-years at General Motors where he led the team that executed the first generation Chevrolet Volt program. Bob is currently CEO of Enevate, a Silicon battery technology company.  He was previously Sr VP of Product Execution for Faraday Future, CTO at Karma Automotive where he led the development of innovative EVs. Previously the Interim President at XALT Energy, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the GM/UofM Advanced Battery Coalition for Drivetrains.

Technical Advisory Board

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David Garski
Director, Air-Cooled Chiller Engineering at Trane Technologies
David Garski
Director, Air-Cooled Chiller Engineering at Trane Technologies

David has over 25 years of experience designing and commercializing thermal management systems for passenger cars, specialty truck and bus vehicles, lithium-ion battery packs, and building systems. Dave Served as Product Development Lead at XALT Energy, Engineering Manager at Magline, Engineering roles at Modine Manufacturing and is currently the Director of Engineering for air cooled chillers at Trane Technologies.

Dick Donnelly
Chairman of the Board, OSHKOSH
Dick Donnelly
Chairman of the Board, OSHKOSH

Dick Donnelly served as a director of Oshkosh from 2001 and as chairman from 2011. From 1961 until his retirement in 1999, he held various positions with General Motors Corporation including as President and Group Executive of General Motors, Europe. From 2000 through 2009, Mr. Donnelly served as an Industrial Partner in Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a private equity investment firm located in New York, N.Y. He was also chairman of Niles Co., Ltd. and Honsel International Technologies S.A., and served as a Trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Tony Posawatz
President & CEO, Invictus iCar
Tony Posawatz
President & CEO, Invictus iCar

Tony Posawatz is an automotive Innovation Leader with more than 40 years of Executive experience at General Motors as well as automotive/tech start-up/turnaround CEO experience with Fisker Automotive. Tony is a recognized Industry Leader in Product Innovation & Electrified Vehicles as Vehicle Line Executive/Director for the Chevrolet Volt, Avalanche & Cadillac Escalade.

Bob Galyen
President, Galyen Energy
Bob Galyen
President, Galyen Energy

Bob Galyen has spent his career working in the automotive electrification field. He helped to found and served as CTO of CATL; he has served as Chairman of SAE International Battery Standards Steering Committee for more than a decade and as Chairman Emeritus and Chief Technology Officer for NAATBatt International, which provides him a unique leadership role in the entire global battery industry.

Robert “Bob” Kruse
President & CEO, Enevate
Robert “Bob” Kruse
President & CEO, Enevate

Bob Kruse is a seasoned and execution focused automotive, EV and Battery executive. Bob spent more than 31-years at General Motors where he led the team that executed the first generation Chevrolet Volt program. Bob is currently CEO of Enevate, a Silicon battery technology company.  He was previously Sr VP of Product Execution for Faraday Future, CTO at Karma Automotive where he led the development of innovative EVs. Previously the Interim President at XALT Energy, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the GM/UofM Advanced Battery Coalition for Drivetrains.

ABS Memberships and Partners

At American Battery Solutions Inc., we recognize that to build a strong industry means building strong partnerships. To achieve that, we are proud members of industry, standard and academic associations, including:

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Commitment to quality

Quality Policy

The ABS Quality Mission is to deliver battery systems which are:

  • Safe
  • Reliable
  • And meet customer requirements

Although the Senior Leadership Team has ultimate responsibility for quality, all employees have a responsibility within their own areas of work to ensure that quality is embedded within the whole of the company. Our new products are a testament of continual improvement and management commitment. View our Supplier Quality Manual to understand our commitment to our customers and to the improvement of our products and services.

ABS Awards

Our company

We're an industrial and commercial battery manufacturer developing next generation solutions