Welcome to HOPPECKE Industrial Batteries Ltd.

Welcome to Hoppecke Industrial Batteries, the UK arm of the German company Hoppecke Batterien GmbH which has been delivering batteries and power management solutions to customers around the world for nearly a century.

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has been servicing the UK’s energy requirements in a range of industries since the early 1980s.

Click on the ‘About Hoppecke’ tab on the left and on ‘History’ to find out more about us.

See below for more about the four main market sectors that we operate in.

Motive Power BatteriesMotive Power Systems

Reserve Power BatteriesReserve Power Systems

Special Power BatteriesSpecial Power Systems


We have a strong commitment to the environment as we are firmly established as the ‘green’ motive power choice for industrial trucks, in every sense.


Enjoy browsing our website to find out what we offer and how we can provide a total solution to your battery needs.


2018-12-21 11:47

Hoppecke secures Vivarail deal for UK’s first battery-powered passenger train

Adrian Shooter and Marc Zoellner with Unit 230002 – the UK’s first modern production battery train

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In a deal that secures a long-term future for battery-powered trains in the UK, Hoppecke Industrial Batteries and Vivarail have confirmed that they will be working together to design and integrate batteries to power Vivarail’s Class 230 passenger trains.

In October this year Vivarail launched the UK’s first passenger train powered by a mobile charging unit developed by Hoppecke, the UK’s industrial power specialist.  The train carried hundreds of passengers on an arduous route across Scotland. The event demonstrated that Hoppecke’s Lithium-ion batteries are ideally suited to the most challenging routes, providing the rapid charging needed for battery-powered journeys.

This new deal cements the long-standing relationship between the two companies, and secures long-term commitment for developing battery trains for the UK rail industry.

Adrian Shooter, CEO of Vivarail, said “We are delighted to be working with Hoppecke, which is a company with similar values to our own and a strong reputation in its market for innovation, building customer relations and genuinely smart products. 

“We have taken our time choosing a partner with whom we want to work closely for many years ahead as our order pipeline continues to grow.  Together with Hoppecke we will be able to provide our customers with battery trains that are reliable, quick to market and with a rapidly increasing range.”

The Class 230 train utilises Hoppecke’s Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), which stores electrical energy and then, when the train comes into a station, pumps 1MW of energy in just eight minutes – sufficient to provide a robust 65-mile range.  As well as demonstrating that battery trains are truly fit for service, new information was collected on the Scottish route, allowing Vivarail and Hoppecke to assess performance data for the batteries. The train also benefits from regenerative braking, absorbing the energy used in braking and regenerating it back to power the train.

Simulations and performance data show that many non-electrified routes can be operated by the Class 230 battery trains for emission-free travel. This means that the costs of both infrastructure upgrades and daily operation are hugely minimised – in some cases by millions of pounds.

Jon Bailey, managing director of Hoppecke UK, said, “At Hoppecke we are excited to support Vivarail, the UK’s leading battery train manufacturer, in this ground-breaking endeavour.  We have developed a strong, collaborative relationship and were excited to develop our BESS mobile charging unit for the project when Vivarail launched the only battery-powered train available in the UK earlier this year.

“We know that Vivarail intends to put battery technology at the heart of its design for the foreseeable future and are delighted to be part of that innovation.”

In light of the UK Government’s aims to phase out diesel trains by 2040, battery-powered trains are an emission-free alternative for economic rail travel, especially in areas where electrification is either non- or only partially existent.  The trains are particularly well-suited to urban routes where authorities wish to eliminate pollution caused by traditional DMUs as well as scenic lines where the natural environment needs protecting. 

Currently, Vivarail is building a fleet of diesel/battery hybrids to operate the Wrexham-Bidston line for Transport for Wales, where the diesel gensets will be used to charge the batteries not to power the train.  Designs for other types of hybrid trains exist and a new hydrogen variant is being developed which, similarly to the diesel hybrid, will exceed the pure battery train’s range of 65 miles.

Hoppecke specialises in power supply and energy management solutions and, from its facility in Staffordshire, carries out battery assembly, sales, rental, refurbishment and servicing.

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2018-12-03 14:29

Hoppecke launches new HF premium chargers

With the launch of its new trak | charger HF premium series Hoppecke Industrial Batteries is pushing the boundaries of technological innovation to provide modern logistics operations with a sustainable and flexible way of managing their energy needs.

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2018-11-29 19:02

Industrial Batteries

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we HOPPECKE INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES LTD produce wet lead acid batteries, sealed lead acid batteries, fibre nickel cadmium batteries and lithium  batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Ltd, Unit 2, Lowfield Drive, Centre 500, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0UU, telephone 01782667318, email Justin.herriman@hoppecke.co.uk  We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.

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2018-10-17 11:19

Hoppecke appoints new chief for UK business

We’re delighted to announce that Jon Bailey has been appointed managing director of Hoppecke UK with a remit to pursue organic growth across the motive, special and reserve power sectors.

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2018-09-03 11:57

Police Mutual Assurance Society banks on Hoppecke for reserve power

To maintain IT connectivity and data safety, the police force’s not-for-profit financial services organisation has entrusted its reserve power supply to energy management specialist Hoppecke Industrial Batteries.

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