Oakridge Global Energy Solutions Inc. of Palm Bay, Florida recently formed a strategic business alliance agreement with Sojitz Machinery Corp. to provide equipment, supplies and funding crucial to the planned growth of Oakridge in the lithium ion battery market.
Sojitz Group is a general trading company based in Tokyo, with a worldwide network comprising approximately 400 group companies in 50 countries, including the U.S.
Through this alliance, Sojitz will supply Oakridge with the latest manufacturing equipment, technology and raw materials key to lithium ion battery creation.
“We at Oakridge regard our relationship with Sojitz as highly important because of the high profile global presence that Sojitz has, its vast experience in the worldwide equipment and materials supply markets, and its immense network of relationships within the global lithium battery sector, not to mention its high reputation for integrity globally in all its dealings,” Oakridge executive chairman and CEO Steve Barber said. “We are excited and honored to be working with one of the leading Japanese trading houses as we work together with Sojitz on a long-term basis to grow our battery business and fulfill our strategic growth objectives to be the 'Made in USA' lithium ion battery producer.”