According to statistics and forecasts, global battery tab market sales have reached US$650 million in 2022, and are expected to reach US$1.5 billion in 2029, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% (2023-2029).

This article will introduce you to the top 10 battery tab companies in the world in 2023, namely Sumitomo Electric, Tokuen, NEPES, Tonytech, Clavis, Jiulan Technology, Soulbrain, Elcom, Misuzu Holding, Huachuan Power.



1. Top 10 battery tab companies in the world in 2023


Sumitomo Electric










Jiulan Technology






Misuzu Holding


Huachuang Power


① Sumitomo Electric


Established date


Global headquarter

Osaka, Japan

Registered capital

99,737 JPY

Company website

Sumitomo Electric is Japan's major cable company and is committed to the production and research and development of electrical connection products. The company currently has approximately 400 affiliated companies and approximately 280,000 employees in 40 countries around the world, with total group sales exceeding 3 trillion JPY. Products include connectors, wires, sleeves, FFC&FPC, etc.

Sumitomo Electric's products are widely used in various fields, especially those that require high reliability and consistency, such as automotive and medical. From a global perspective, Sumitomo Electric is the world's largest company of automotive wiring harnesses and connectors, occupying more than 27% of the global market share.


Sumitomo Electric's tab lead is the positive and negative conductive stem (lub) used for aluminum film-coated lithium batteries. The two-layer structure of the adhesive layer and the heat-resistant layer can suppress heating deformation, and can simultaneously take into account the advantages of adhesion to the conductor and prevent short circuit problems caused by film leakage. The surface of the conductor is surface treated so that the guide handle retains excellent electrolyte resistance.


② Tokuen


Established date


Global headquarter

Shanghai, China

Registered capital

50 million RMB

Company website

Tokuen was founded in Shanghai. It is a high-tech enterprise dedicated to the research and development of new energy materials. It has three production bases in Shanghai Pudong, Fengxian and Suzhou, covering an area of 100 acres and about 40,000 square meters of factory buildings. It has obtained IATF16949 automotive industry system certification and ISO14001 environmental management and other system certifications.

The company produces automotive lead terminals (tabs), special explosion-proof valves, primer foil current collectors, composite conductive agents, CCS module accessories and other products.

The products are widely used in 3C consumer electronics products, power battery solutions, and energy storage batteries. Tokuen's automotive tabs occupy more than 55% of China's automotive pole market and are exported to Japan, South Korea, Europe and the United States. And you can click to check the best battery stores near me.


The electrochemical, polymer and complete equipment production lines of Tokuen's production bases form a unique full industry chain of tabs in the industry, striving to become the world's leading supplier of lithium battery materials & accessories with a large scale.

The R&D and production base of Tokuen, Geyuan Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. is engaged in the research and development, production, sales and technical services of new energy lithium power wheels battery materials.

After more than ten years of development, it currently produces power lithium battery positive and negative electrode leads, carbon-coated metal foils, high-performance films and composite conductive.

Among them, power pole handles account for 55% of the market share in the field of automotive soft-pack lithium batteries; small and medium-sized pole handle products have been introduced into 3C consumer lithium battery market in South Korea and Japan.




Established date


Global headquarter

Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Company website

NEPES is a global leading company with cutting-edge polymerized lithography materials and functional wet chemicals that are applied to the manufacturing processes of semiconductor and display devices to be adopted in cars, golf cart battery, smart phones and other IT devices.


Main products include organic insulator, photoresist, Cu electroplating, PR stripper and metal etchant. Based on chemical solution & semiconductor process technology management capability, Nepes is enlarging its position in the market by mass production of the lead tab, which is a part of the secondary battery. Also, Nepes is driving the EV pack parts business forward to have a successful entry into the energy industry.


④ Tonytech


Established date


Global headquarter

Huzhou, Zhejiang, China

Registered capital

232.442 million RMB

Company website

Tonytech is a high tech company focuses on the application research, development, production and sales of ultra-fine alloy wires, metal matrix composite materials and other new materials. The company's products are mainly used in five major fields: consumer electronics, medical care, solar photovoltaics, new energy vehicles, and new semiconductor materials.

The company is engaged in the new energy soft pack battery application solutions, and is currently vigorously developing basic material research and development in the fields of power batteries and energy storage systems which adopt 3000w inverter or 2000w inverter. Its main products include FPC & CCS, tab aluminum plastic film and cable harnesses.


It has flexible cables and wire harnesses composed of multi-core ultra-fine coaxial cables, which are used in medical equipment such as ultrasonic detectors, endoscope detectors, etc. In addition, it is exploring the field of interventional catheters and developing medical cables and wire harnesses. It is continuously expanding the research and development of categories in the consumer electronics field.

In the 3C industry, it mainly develops magnetic materials, conductors, laminated wires (enameled wires) and coils and other products. Tonytech has developed and produced the latest third-generation semiconductor material silicon carbide in the semiconductor field. It mainly produces chip core materials and its products are mainly SiC silicon carbide.


⑤ Clavis


Established date


Global headquarter

Chongwon, Cholla-bukto, South Korea

Annual sales

75.6 billion KRW (2022)

Company website

Clavis is a company specializing in the manufacturing and processing of lithium-ion battery accessories, electronic accessories, lithium-ion battery rubber rings, covers and other precision assembly parts. Based on R&D INFRA, it has the ability to develop parts and processing technologies according to customer needs.

Clavis develops and mass-produces small, medium and large tabs according to customer requirements, which are used in pouch-type small lithium-ion secondary batteries for wearable and mobile machines such as smart watches, mobile phones, tablets, ultra books, etc. and electric bicycles and motorcycles.


Also soft-packed medium-sized lithium-ion secondary batteries for cars and power tools, and soft-packed large-sized lithium-ion secondary batteries for electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), and energy storage systems (ESS).

In addition, Clavis also produces cylindrical lithium-ion secondary battery cap parts for electric vehicles, vacuum cleaners, and power tools; square lithium-ion secondary battery cap parts for mobile phones, notebook computers, and tablet PCs; and lithium-ion secondary battery accessories and LED displays, etc.


⑥ Jiulan Technology


Established date


Global headquarter

Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China

Registered capital

53.1915 million RMB

Company website

Jiulan Technology is a high-tech enterprise specializing in the development of lithium battery and solid-state battery related technologies in the new energy industry, as well as the R&D, production, sales and service of lithium battery and solid-state battery materials and core accessories. ​

The company has a professional R&D team, equipped with the world's leading automated production lines and complete inspection and testing equipment, as well as a high-standard clean production workshop and professional laboratories. And has obtained ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, IATF16949 and other management system certifications.


The company has a complete technical system and independently developed fully automated production lines in the field of pole tabs. According to the world's best standards, it focuses on the production, manufacturing and research and development of power battery tabs and connectors. The products are widely used in high-end digital battery, power battery and high rate battery.


⑦ Soulbrain


Established date


Global headquarter

Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Company website

Soulbrain is a company engaged in the manufacture of chemicals used in semiconductor industry. The company's products include chemicals for semiconductor producing processes, such as chemicals for chemical vapor deposition (CVD)/atomic layer deposition (ALD) processes, etchants and cleaning agents for semiconductor manufacturing processes, and chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) slurry products for CMP processes.


It also offers chrome-etchants for thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) producing processes, and ceric ammonium nitrates (CANs) used as materials for producing chrome-etchants. In addition, it provides electrolytes used as raw materials of rechargeable batteries, as well as lithium battery electrolytes, optical fibers and neodymium (Nd) magnets.


⑧ Elcom


Established date


Global headquarter

Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

Company website

As one of the earliest tab companies in South Korea, established in 2007, ELCOM is currently one of the world's top tab companies with tab expertise and advanced production processes. It is a supplier of tabs for more than 20 global lithium secondary battery companies in Asia, Europe and North America.


ELCOM's core technical competitiveness is edge treatment, nickel plating and surface treatment technology. It develops and supplies various specifications of tab products according to customer requirements.

Their thickened tabs using ELCOM's core technologies, differentiated metal plating technology and special surface treatment technology and edge processing technology, support the high-power performance required for electric vehicles.


⑨ Misuzu Holding


Established date


Global headquarter

Osaka, Japan

Registered capital

90 million JPY

Company website

Founded in 1955, Misuzu Holding is a company of high-standard wire conductors. It is headquartered in Osaka, Japan, and has factories in Laos, Hong Kong, Suzhou, and Dongguan, and a sales base in Slovakia. The business scope mainly includes flat ribbon conductor, PV ribbon for solar panel, ultra fine wire (0.05mm or less), stranded conductors, tab leads for lithium-ion batteries, electroplated wires and cable.

In terms of lithium battery tabs, Misuzu Holding's "nickel-plated copper foil" uses high-performance equipment to perform uniform, high-quality nickel plating on copper foil, providing tab leads with worse resistance to conductors and worse heat resistance than pure nickel foil.


High-quality, uniform conductor special surface treatment technology of Misuzu Holding can improve the adhesion between the conductor and the resin, prevent leakage of soft-pack lithium-ion batteries, and improve sealing reliability.

Leakage prevention is achieved by rolling copper wires, aluminum wires, and pure nickel wires at a high rate, using "barrier-free conductors" and welding joint wires. Misuzu Holding's tabs are widely used in soft-pack lithium-ion batteries for smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, etc.


⑩ Huachuang Power


Established date


Global headquarter

Wanjiang, Dongguan, China

Registered capital

5 million RMB

Company website

Huachuan Power is a manufacturer of polymer lithium electrode tabs. It is a high-tech enterprise with the factory area covering more than 3,000 square meters. Huachuan Power specializes in the research and development, production and sales of polymer lithium-ion batteries and their aluminum-plastic composite films and other battery materials.

The tabs produced by Huachuang Power use tab tapes (PPa-N and PPa-F) produced by Japan's DNP and high-quality aluminum strips, nickel strips, copper nickel-plated strips, and use a newly developed special coating on the metal surface to make the tab tape It has good adhesion to aluminum, nickel, nickel-plated copper and other metal surfaces, and their tabs have excellent electrolyte (HF) resistance and insulation.


The products were mainly sold in Japan and South Korea, but are now recognized and widely used by many famous polymer lithium battery manufacturers around the world.

The company's main products include digital and high-magnification rolled tabs, high-magnification tabs and power tabs, which are widely used in smart mobile phones, notebooks, light electric vehicles, bev buses, unmanned aircraft and hybrid electric vehicles, etc.


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