Diehl & Eagle-Picher, a joint venture of the partners Diehl and Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. since 1971, has become a full subsidiary of Diehl Defence after the acquisition of all shares with retrospective effect as of January 1, 2021. It continues to operate under the company name Diehl Energy Products GmbH (DEP) as of November 16, 2021.
DEP is a leading manufacturer of special batteries. The product range includes the product group thermal batteries that are mainly used in missiles and torpedo defence systems. The lithium thionylchloride reserve battery product line also finds application in the defence sector, namely for use in proximity, time and multi-option fuzes for mortar, artillery and naval guns. In the battery packs segment, customer-specific batteries for the defence industry but also increasingly for industrial customers are developed and produced with lithium, nickel-metal-hydride and nickel cadmium technology.
Owing to special requirements of military applications, the components of DEP have an outstanding importance for Diehl Defence. The product segment that DEP has been setting up in the course of the past decades has mainly contributed to the market success of Diehl Defence.