FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN (May 18, 2022) – ATC Drivetrain (“ATC”), a leading independent global remanufacturer of automotive powertrain and drivetrain systems, announced today the acquisition of Global Battery Solutions (“GBS”), a Holland, Michigan-based company that provides world-class battery life-cycle management and EV component services.
Operating out of their 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, GBS has an established history of strong relationships with OEMs, a technically innovative culture, and a strong capability set in energy storage systems and energy grid interface. In addition to automotive electric vehicle products and services, GBS is developing several second life solutions and sustainable battery life-cycle management services, supporting a closed-loop approach to managing materials while maximizing the energy potential of the cells. GBS also offers wireless monitoring technology, wireless power transfer and communication expertise, allowing GBS to work with customers to connect various IoT systems within the vehicle.
“The acquisition of Global Battery Systems is another step in our continued growth in providing our customers with comprehensive solutions for EV systems and full life cycle battery management,” said ATC President & CEO Greg Heald. “GBS brings a long history of technical innovation in the area of vehicle electronics and battery management. With the addition of GBS and Treharne, a UK-based battery life cycle management business that ATC acquired in April, we will be able to better serve our customers’ rapidly evolving and growing needs for EV products and services.”
According to Hank Sybesma, founder and managing partner of Global Battery Solutions, “GBS has developed an outstanding technology set and suite of products and services built around vehicle electrification. Working with ATC will give us the platform to continue developing these technologies and, very importantly, bring the scale and footprint required to more effectively support our customers’ needs. We look forward to an exciting future with ATC.”
About ATC Drivetrain
ATC Drivetrain is a Farmington Hills, Michigan-based company providing environmentally friendly remanufacturing solutions for powertrain and drivetrain products regardless of the technology powering the vehicle. This includes batteries, electric drive units, engines, transmissions and other driveline products. ATC also offers engineering services that include warranty root cause analysis and testing, quality audits, production rework and recycling. ATC serves the global automotive industry from its facilities in the USA, United Kingdom and China and supports automotive OEMs for in-warranty and out-of-warranty products, IAM distributors and individual consumers. ATC is ISO9001, and AIAG MMOG/LE certified to IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 quality, material and environmental standards. For more information, please visit www.atcdrivetrain.com.