About RECHARGE Our Mission & Members

We advocate for the sustainable development of an innovative and competitive rechargeable and lithium batteries value chain in Europe – a battery industry capable of taking Europe to climate-neutrality and industrial leadership. 

About RECHARGE Our Mission & Members

We advocate for the sustainable development of an innovative and competitive rechargeable and lithium batteries value chain in Europe – a battery industry capable of taking Europe to climate-neutrality and industrial leadership. 

The leading voice of the advanced rechargeable and lithium batteries value chain in Europe

As the advanced rechargeable and lithium batteries association in Europe, RECHARGE promotes the development of rechargeable batteries such as lithium or next-generation zinc, sodium or nickel batteries. Founded in 1998, our unique membership does not only cover Europe’s most relevant battery manufacturers but all aspects of the batteries industry:

  • Suppliers of primary and secondary raw materials to the battery industry
  • Rechargeable battery manufactures
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Logistic partners
  • Battery recyclers
  • Other related organizations

An expert partner for all technical and legislative topics pertaining to advanced rechargeable and lithium batteries, RECHARGE works closely with other battery associations as well as with related laboratories and institutes in Europe, and at international level. 

Our Members

Mission

To act on our mission of promoting advanced rechargeable batteries as a core technology that will contribute to the industrial and social revolution towards a more empowered, sustainable and circular Europe, we put all our efforts in improving battery acceptance while ensuring an international level playing field that provides continued market access for new and existing rechargeable battery products. RECHARGE and our members stand for:

  • Environmental-friendly design, manufacturing and end-of-life management of rechargeable batteries
  • Sustainable involvement of the European batteries industry in waste management, recycling and best practices
  • Safe manufacturing, usage, storage and transport of rechargeable batteries

Our People

RECHARGE is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of elected representatives of our members. To best shape the strategic direction of our Association, every aspect of the European battery industry is represented. A small team of experts manages the daily operations of RECHARGE. Our way of working as well as our members-focused structure ensure that member companies have a real say in the short- and long-term development of the Association – and the European battery industry. 

Board of Directors

Patrick de Metz

Chairman, SAFT

Eric Nottez

Vice-Chairman, SNAM

Colin Thirlaway

Treasurer, Stanley, Black & Decker

Sebastian Röhler

Director, VARTA Microbattery

Jean-Luc Girault

Director, BlueSolutions

Sophie Tricaud

Director, Forsee Power

Jan Tytgat

Director, Umicore

Wolfgang Weydanz

Director, Robert Bosch

Ronny Denis

Director, Toyota Motor Europe

Secretariat

Claude Chanson

General Manager

Pia Alina Lange

Head of Internal & External Communications