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At Eurosatory 2016, Lincad celebrated 30 years Anniversary.

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Chairman Brian Soden , Joint Managing Director Janet Rowe, Joint Managing Director Peter Slade.

During our visit to Lincad´s stand at Eurosatory 2016, and by speaking to Mr. Peter Slade , Lincad´s Joint Managing Director , we learned a lot about this company:

  • Lincad is a privately owned UK company with 30 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and supply of specialist batteries, chargers and power management systems, for military and other specialist applications.
  • The core business of Lincad is the supply of batteries, chargers and power management systems for military applications. Its main customers are the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and UK Defence Primes. Lincad also provides bespoke battery, charger and power management solutions for specialist applications across a range of different sectors.
  • Lincad is a TickITplus accredited company with expertise in battery chemistry and systems engineering and is based in Ash Vale in the South East of England where the design and manufacture of all its products takes place.

Lincad, announces now a restructure of its board.

Lincad´s founder Brian Soden is to move from his former position as Managing Director to take on the newly created role of Chairman in which he will continue to play an active part in ensuring the company’s continued growth.

Mr Soden, who has over 45 years’ experience working in specialist battery technology as well as electronic systems engineering and hardware design, founded Lincad in 1986 with the primary aim of delivering better products and services to the UK MOD.

Two new Joint-Managing Directors have been appointed – Janet Rowe and Peter Slade. Janet was previously responsible for HR, marketing, event management and PR at Lincad whilst Peter was responsible for project management and new business development.

Lincad, is a privately owned UK company based in Surrey,  also offers a full life cycle product support service that includes repairs and upgrades from point of introduction into service through to disposal at the end of a product’s lifetime. 

Lincad celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The company was founded in 1986, and initially, much of Lincad’s work involved servicing the nickel-cadmium batteries that powered the Clansman radio used by the British forces from the late 1970s to the mid-2000s.

Having demonstrated its capabilities in this way, Lincad was then awarded the production contract for the battery in 1995, establishing the company as a manufacturing business for the first time.

Over the course of its 30 years, Lincad has been instrumental in advancing battery technology and design, working closely with global cell manufacturers to push the limits of what can be achieved with the latest cell chemistries. The commercialisation of lithium-ion batteries in 1991 saw a step change in battery performance and by the year 2000, Lincad was developing its first lithium-ion power system (LIPS) battery, the LIPS 1, and the associated Caravel charger.

Since then, Lincad’s ever expanding range of batteries and power management systems have been deployed for applications ranging from man-portable equipment to artillery systems. This year will see the introduction of the next generation LIPS 15 battery, offering the very latest in battery technology and design.

Occupying an 11,000 sq. ft. facility in Surrey where all its design and manufacturing activities take place, Lincad can boast a core team of highly skilled engineers, quality testing, production and management staff who work closely with customers to produce lighter, more powerful batteries with faster, more flexible charging solutions. Whilst the majority of the company’s work continues to be for the MOD and large defence Prime Contractors, Lincad is also able to offer a bespoke service for any company that has a specific power requirement.

Recognised as an MOD Prime Contractor, Lincad has also recently been awarded TickITplus accreditation and is a member of the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR).

Brian Soden commented: “Whilst our 30th anniversary is certainly a time to celebrate 30 years of achievement, both commercially and technologically, it is also a time to look forward to the future. The outstanding expertise of our people and the exciting developments that are taking place in cell chemistry place us in a prime position to remain at the forefront of battery technology and design for the next 30 years and beyond.

Last June 15th, Lincad held a champagne reception at Eurosatory, the international defence and security exhibition in Paris, to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary.