As pioneers in battery manufacturing and energy storage systems, Finnish Leden Group Oy has only seen the beginning of growth in an increasingly hot segment. For the first time, they are showing their solutions at Elmia Subcontractor.
They have more than 25 years of experience in UPS systems for uninterruptible power supply. Since a few years ago, Leden Group has also been offering BESS systems in the form of modular battery storage. From smaller battery units, no bigger than a fridge, which can serve as a power reserve in an ordinary household to energy storage systems the size of a whole container, adapted for industries and energy companies.
- We cooperate with some of the best battery manufacturers in the world and build the actual unit into various electromechanical solutions," explains Jukka Haapalainen, CEO Leden Group Oy.
Northern Europe's biggest player
The company is only 2.5 years old, but behind the Leden Group are four well-known sheet metal processing companies: Finnish Ojala, LaserComp, Celermec and Estonian Favor. Together they form Northern Europe's largest player in the industry with a total turnover of €95 million (2022).
- This has been our core business for more than 60 years, from cutting, bending and surface treatment to assembly. We offer complete solutions for complex sheet metal products, such as contract manufacturing of battery solutions and energy storage systems," says Jukka Haapalainen.
Securing the supply of energy
There is no doubt that this is a hot topic for the future. Power outages and power peaks have become an increasing threat, not least for industry. With a wise choice of battery systems for charging and energy storage, there is less vulnerability.
- It's about securing access to energy when you need it most. Being able to balance the grid and, for example, charge the batteries at night when electricity is cheap and then cut the peaks during the day," says Jukka.
Safety and traceability in focus
He notes that energy storage is the fastest growing segment right now.
- This is largely due to the fact that we work with the very latest technology and have the best possibilities for assembly with a strong focus on safety and traceability," says Jukka Haapalainen.
Branding strategy to be visible at the fair
The choice to exhibit at Elmia Subcontractor has a lot to do with the breadth of the fair. Here it is about meeting both existing customers and hoping to reach new customers in Sweden and Norway.
- The Leden Group is also a new brand that we really want to promote. We are investing heavily right now and will be expanding with a brand new production facility in Finland, an investment of 35 million euros. Therefore, it is also important for us to be seen at a fair like Elmia Subcontractor," says Jukka Haapalainen.
Jukka Haapalainen, CEO, presents energy storage systems and battery solutions at Elmia Subcontractor.