Redflow cashes up to target battery demand areas

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Redflow Executive Chairman and CEO Simon Hackett unveiled an investment package that will raise $14.5 million to target sustainable delivery of its zinc-bromine flow batteries to high demand areas such as telecommunications.

Redflow’s capital-raising follows its May announcement of decisions from a strategic review including:

  • Prioritising sales to supply proven demand areas including mature telecommunications / industrial / commercial, remote/off-grid power and ‘weak-grid’ market segments
  • Transitioning battery production to South East Asia at a more appropriate manufacturing site to leverage proximity to proven markets and reduce supply chain costs
  • Implementing a range of key battery cost-down projects to reduce delivered product manufacturing cost by at least 30 per cent over the next 18 months, and
  • Targeting sustainable cashflow-positive operations by the end of 2018.

Redflow has provided an investor presentation containing details of the outcome of its Strategic Review and consequent activities undertaken or planned by the company, plus its new manufacturing partner, Malaysian-based MPTS, a long-term supplier of a core component of Redflow’s battery stack.

Redflow’s equity raising comprises a share placement $10.5 million in two tranches to sophisticated and professional investors and the issue of $4 million worth of shares to Hackett CP Nominees Pty Ltd – an entity associated with Redflow Executive Chairman Simon Hackett – in exchange for already issued convertible notes.