OUR DESIGN FORMULA
experience + ingenuity = superior solutions
ABOUT MAXWELL AND SPARK
Maxwell and Spark designs and manufactures high performance, reliable, safe and low-cost lithium-ion batteries and battery systems. We began designing large lithium-ion batteries in 2011 and have sold turnkey lithium-ion based solutions since 2014.
Maxwell and Spark is a greentech and electric vehicle company, with a focus on replacing fossil fuels in industrial and commercial environments.
We are an innovative, research-focused company with an average design and management staff qualification at post-graduate level. We use cutting-edge battery system designs and only manufacture with the world's best components. We independently test Li-ion cells and new chemistries, ensuring we stay ahead in a rapidly changing landscape. This combined with true high-frequency IGBT chargers and our in-house developed, highly customisable IoT telematics system, means that our customers get the best possible quality, safety and usability, for the best possible price and return on investment.
We are a young and growing team of around 30 people based mostly in Durban, South Africa, but with sales and servicing in Cape Town and Johannesburg too. We are also making plans to move into North America, Europe and Australia.
Watch our CEO interviewed live on CNBC Africa: https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/2019/10/02/how-this-sa-company-is-disrupting-the-diesel-truck-fridge-systems/
The Maxwell and Spark team includes eleven engineers, one specialised in Energy Modelling, one in Finite Element Mechanical Modelling, and one in Materials Science. The average qualification of the Maxwell and Spark team is at post-grad level. The team is headed by CEO Dr Clinton Bemont, a PhD and a professionally registered engineer.
Some of the more interesting projects by the M+S team include their solar cars - raced across some of the world’s harshest environments such as the Karoo desert and the Australian Outback (usually placing top 3); ground up design and manufacture of full-chassis carbon-composite electric sports cars; around-the-world airships; hybrid trucks; and li-ion powered rocket motors!
Read about some of our more interesting past projects we have done below.