BMZ Names New General Manager, Expands Production Lines of Lithium-Ion batteries in U.S.

Kai Schöffler has been named General Manager of BMZ USA Inc., with a goal of doubling revenues in 2017 and expanding the company's production lines.

Kai Schöffler took over the position of General Managers at BMZ USA Inc. in Virginia Beach. Since 2013, he was engaged as Head of Corporate Development at BMZ Holding GmbH and as Senior Group Controller. Under Schöffler’s leadership, BMZ USA's goal is to double its revenues to 8 million USD in 2017, following a sales volume of around 4 million USD in 2016. BMZ USA expands production lines for stapler, power and garden tools. Series production of lithium-Ion battery system for stapler, power and garden tools and E-Bikes in July. Schöffler’s experience as well as the BMZ Group wide network, he built up in his former positions allow him to identify specialists within BMZ’s facilities in Germany, Poland and China and to use their expertise and competences. 

Global player in lithium-ion battery system solutions

BMZ Group is a global player in the production of lithium-ion system solutions. The group is headquartered in Germany and has production facilities in China, Poland and the USA as well as offices in Japan and France. In addition, there are research & development facilities worldwide. BMZ has more than 20 years of experience with over 2,000 customers and implements around 250 new projects every year.

Tier-one supplier of a variety of applications

As a tier-one supplier, BMZ Group manufactures lithium-ion applications for all market segments and products that use batteries. BMZ is a system supplier for all kinds of products with lithium-ion application such as energy storage systems, e-bikes, large batteries for buses, forklifts, e-boats, industrial trucks, sweepers, aerospace applications, power and garden tools and medical devices. BMZ develops documents and designs components of lithium-ion systems for the products of the customer. Approximately 2,300 employees work for BMZ Group worldwide. As a result, it can achieve cost advantages for customers.

Innovative products for the future

BMZ Group develops innovative products with technologies for the future. Employees work enthusiastically on products that help promote electric vehicles and the use of photovoltaics. Our products help conserve resources and reduce CO2 emissions as well as noise emissions. This is how it contributes to a more sustainable development.