sonnen and Energeticum expand partnership to promote mutual growth

sonnen and Energeticum expand partnership to promote mutual growth

The sonnen group, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL AG and the world’s leading manufacturer of energy storage systems, is acquiring shares in Energeticum Energiesysteme GmbH in Balzhausen. The aim is for the long-term partners to work more closely together in order to expand their position as market leaders and grow in the Allgäu region.

This is another step in sonnen’s strategy of pursuing direct partnerships with the best, most innovative companies on the market. The strategy also includes long-term, trusting, collaborative partnerships with sonnenBatterie centres and specialist partners on all levels – from lead generation to energy services.

‘By embarking on an even closer partnership with an excellent team that we know very well, we are guaranteeing higher customer satisfaction and the expansion of our position in Allgäu. Our collaboration with our partners is the foundation of our success, including on an international level, and we are already experiencing a strong start to 2018 with a high turnover,’ says Philipp Schröder, Sales and Marketing Director at sonnen.

Energeticum has been working exclusively with sonnen as a sonnenBatterie centre for Swabia/Allgäu since 2011, and has already installed several thousand sonnenBatteries in the region.

‘sonnen and Energeticum have enjoyed a long-term partnership. We have done pioneering work and built up the storage battery market here together from the very beginning. We are grateful for sonnen’s faith in supporting our plans to grow even further,’ says Robert Specht, CEO of Energeticum Energiesysteme.

Based in Balzhausen, Energeticum Energiesysteme was founded in 2004 and now has 45 employees. The company is specialised in the installation of photovoltaic systems with storage batteries for private use. Energeticum also offers options for producing warm water using solar energy.

About sonnen
The sonnen group is the worldwide market leader for energy storage and operator of the largest energy sharing platform. As one of the fastest growing companies in Germany and Europe, sonnen has received numerous international awards for its technology. In a ranking of the “Top 50 Smartest Companies 2016” by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sonnen was listed alongside Amazon, Facebook and Tesla. Investors in the Bavarian company include the US technology corporation General Electric. sonnen already supplies over 100,000 people globally with energy. The sonnenCommunity is an online network based on the blockchain idea for sharing self-generated energy.

About eCAPITAL
eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG is a Münster-based alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) in accordance with EU-directive EuVECA. As a leading German venture capital firm, eCAPITAL has supported innovative entrepreneurs in future-oriented industries since 1999. The firm focuses on rapidly growing companies in the software / IT, industry 4.0, cleantech and new materials industries. Currently, eCAPITAL manages six funds with a total of 200 million euros under management and invests in companies in early and later stages.

Contact
sonnen GmbH
Mathias Bloch
Am Riedbach 1
87499 Wildpoldsried
Tel.: +49 8304 929 33 426
Email: m.bloch(at)sonnenbatterie.de
Internet: www.sonnenbatterie.de

eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG
Sylvia Richter
Hafenweg 24
48155 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 703 767 0
Email: info(at)ecapital.de
Internet: www.ecapital.de