Our History

To "discover" means to find something in the course of a search. At Discover Battery, we are always searching for better solutions to battery and energy storage challenges. What started as a battery distribution business in 1949 has evolved to become a leading innovator and manufacturer of high value power solutions delivered and serviced globally through the best sales and service network on the planet.

The origin of the word passion comes from the Latin word "passio" which means suffering and submission. We have evolved to become very good at what we do because we have "suffered", learned from, and overcame historical challenges in our industry. We learned to refuse to "submit" our customers to the cash and cachet of much larger competitors and their "standardized, it’s-good-enough" or "me-too, one size fits all" products. We transcended the self-interests displayed by our larger competitors to focus on what success is really all about.

Success in our market is about delivering excellence with the design, manufacture and supply of battery products and energy storage solutions that we know will provide meaningful results and outcomes for our customers.

EST. 1949

1949 -1987

Lethbridge Battery

1997 -2003

Discover Energy Corp. emerges as a global innovator
and manufacturer of high value energy storage and
power solutions for niche markets

2000 -2006

Discover Battery begins technical development
for +/- semi-traction plates.

At the same time, a joint venture with Shenzhen
Center Power starts commercial production
of semi-traction plates for sealed batteries.

2006

Discover establishes a joint venture partnership for
battery assembly in Dongguan, China

2006-2008

Discover Battery is the first company to develop and
produce dry cell traction batteries for OEM industrial
& commercial applications.

2008

Advanced Energy product development
- Primary and Secondary Lithium

2009

Discover Battery relocates their plant production &
formation technology to Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province,
China.

2010

Discover Battery wins the German Automechanika
Innovation Award for their patented electrolyte
mixing technology called MIXTECH.

2011

Establish product engineering group for
commercialization of Advanced Energy Systems
products

2012

Government policy changes force relocation
of production facility to Sichuan, China

2013

Product development agreement with Schneider
Electric for on/off grid power solutions

2014

  • Discover Containerized Universal Battery for on/off
    grid support.
  • Government approval for new facility in Jiangxi,
    China, to combine EV plate plant and assembly
    facility.

2015-2016

  • AES Production model assembly lines established
    in Taipei, Taiwan
  • UL/DOT/UN certification for all AES production
    models
  • M&A plan for Discover MIXTECH production facility
    in Korea to manufacture SLI batteries utilizing
    patented MIXTECH technology

2016

Discover Energy opens new Logistics, Engineering, R&D
and Testing Facility in Richmond, BC (Canada) to support
OEM and special projects integration.

2016-2017

  • Merge Ganzhou and Sichuan operations in
    Jiangxi, China.
  • Dry Cell and Gel Cell Traction battery production
    capacity of 4 million KVA.

2017

Discover MIXTECH wins GreenTec award in the Mobility
Category (Germany).

and the search continues...