Steatite & Beckett Energy Systems sign a European Distribution Agreement to supply UN Approved Advanced Battery Technology

rechargeable battery pack module for military vehicles

Steatite Limited, a specialist in the design and manufacture of custom Lithium battery pack solutions, has signed a European distribution agreement with Beckett Energy Systems (BES). This collaboration gives Steatite the ability to provide a UN approved, 24Vdc battery pack module, ideally suited to energy storage and portable power applications.

Brad Moore, Senior Business Development Manager at BES commented: “We are excited about partnering with Steatite to increase the visibility and penetration of our lithium-ion battery solution in the European Union. The value of a highly scalable, long cycle life and light weight lithium-ion solution adds another product dimension for Steatite and we have high confidence in them for a mutually beneficial future.

Paul Edwards, Divisional Director at Steatite commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Beckett Energy Systems on the distribution of their lithium ion battery module. This agreement will enable Steatite to provide local European distribution for the Beckett Energy battery module which will be an excellent choice for energy storage and remote power applications in Marine and Defence Markets. There will be significant gains for existing and new customers and through collaborative working with Beckett we envisage a promising future”.

24 volt large format lithium-ion module…

The batteries are modular in design and offer a greater flexibility when designing a solution to meet specific power requirements. Offering the high energy density and light weight of lithium-ion battery solutions, this battery module provides the OEM with an ‘off the shelf’ solution, eliminating the costs associated with design NRE and qualification. Scalable from 1-100 kWh of capacity, customers can be confident in the long cycle life of Beckett’s lithium-ion battery module with Boston-Power cells.

UN Approved for safe transportation…

Compliant with UN38.3 shipping regulations for lithium-ion batteries, the Beckett Model 8224S Li-ion Battery Module can now be shipped by any means (air freight – cargo, ground, sea vessel and rail) to all countries recognising the UN standard.

10-Year Cycle Life achieved…

Commercially launched in February 2014, Beckett’s 24Vdc lithium-ion battery module has undergone continuous life cycle testing, recently reaching 3,650 cycles – the equivalent of 10 years of life if cycled daily. This significantly long cycle life milestone further supports its use as an ideal solution for emerging advanced energy products.

Long cycle life leads to fewer battery replacements over time, reduces system downtime, and lowers the need for spare battery packs, allowing Beckett Energy to offer a low total cost of ownership lithium-ion battery solution for our customers,” states Brad Moore, Senior Business Development Manager at BES.  “Through extensive testing of the Boston-Power cell in our commercial model 8224S, 1.1kWh module, we are able to demonstrate this long cycle life milestone.

Steatite will be showcasing the UN approved 24Vdc battery pack module at Defence Security Equipment International (DSEI 2015) on stand S3-385 from 15th – 18th September 2015, however more details can be found at

Editors Notes


Steatite is a market leader in the design, development and supply of rugged and industrial computers, custom lithium battery solutions, secure communication systems, antennas and subsystems ideally suited to harsh operating environments. Steatite has spent years developing a strong reputation for creating solutions to meet the operational demands of its customers. Dedicated in-house teams support clients by designing, building and supplying the most advanced range of components and systems tailored to their application requirements.

Steatite is a part of the Solid State PLC group of companies, quoted on the UK AIM market.


Located in North Ridgeville, OH, Beckett Energy Systems is a manufacturer of large format lithium-ion battery packs and electronic controls for emerging advanced energy markets.  Beckett serves a broad range of applications from powering vehicles, vessels and robotics to supplying backup power for critical loads to offering energy storage for hybrid micro grids.

Beckett Energy Systems is a division of the RW Beckett Corporation.


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