Enabling customers to cut costs and increase sales and profits with efficient product solutions – this ambitious approach has been the driving force of China Power Supply GmbH from Osterholz-Scharmbeck in Germany.
Founded in 2003, the company can look back on excellent services and products and has established itself as a reliable and, above all, highly flexible alternative to large suppliers. Today, its portfolio boasts a range of batteries, rechargeable batteries and LED lights imported directly from China.
Among China Power Supply’s main customers are manufacturers from the lighting industry which focus on safety lights and emergency lighting. In addition, the company supplies its batteries to power tool manufacturers and related service workshops for these industries.
“We get into contact with potential new customers at special fairs like ‘electronica’, where we are present with our own stall,” the managing director Mr. Hellpap says. “Besides that, we are a regular visitor at many fairs. Nevertheless, the first contact is often established via e-mail.”
It was back in the 1990s when Jürgen Hellpap, a graduate in machine engineering and industrial engineering, became active in the Chinese market.
“I became involved in the battery business and could establish long-standing contacts with small manufacturers in China. Looking at these manufacturers of batteries and rechargeable batteries today, I must say that it is really astonishing how they have grown and are now active globally,” points out Mr. Hellpap.
With experienced light designer Maren Lange he offers consulting and planning in lighting systems since 2016.
Competence on import
Since its foundation, China Power Supply has been located in Osterholz-Scharmbeck near Bremen. From its premises, the company imports batteries, rechargeable batteries and LED lights for all types of applications.
“Most of our products directly come from China. I know many manufacturers personally and know their portfolio. Thus, I can decide on the right batteries and the appropriate equipment,” states Mr. Hellpap.
The focus of China Power Supply is on NiCd rechargeable batteries and NiMH rechargeable batteries. There is a clear trend towards lithium batteries, and here in particular on lithium iron phosphate cells.
“Lithium iron phosphate cells are much safer in terms of flammability,” says Mr. Hellpap. “We are closely observing the latest trends in this segment to translate the requirements imposed by our customers. I personally think that our future expansion will be closely related to ongoing developments in the field of lithium rechargeable batteries and their applications. In this context, renewable energy will open up interesting new options for the future.”
No doubt, China Power Supply faces competition from large battery manufacturers that primarily supply large customers. “We have truly found our niche and excel in flexibility and personal contacts. This is what differentiates us in the global market. We have set up a network of suppliers and customers and offer individual solutions that incorporate small serial production,” points out Mr. Hellpap.
“We have access to all types of batteries, rechargeable batteries and various LED lights.” In order to complete its portfolio of flexible solutions, China Power Supply operates a small warehouse with standard sizes for fast delivery.