Airbus Defence and Space Recognizes Amprius with the 2021 Innovative Supplier of the Year Award

October 21, 2021

Amprius’ critical role in Airbus’ Zephyr program highlights its technology’s reliability, efficiency, and endurance

Fremont, CA – October 21, 2021Amprius Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-energy and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries producing the industry’s highest energy density cells, today announced the company has been awarded the Innovative Supplier Award at the 2021 Airbus annual supplier event. Airbus Defence and Space, the division of Airbus responsible for defense and aerospace products and services, chose Amprius as the winner from over 10,000 suppliers.

“We chose Amprius because of the alignment they bring with our overall strategy,” said Annika Mulder, Vice President of Materials Procurement for Airbus Defence and Space. “The company’s innovative spirit and focus on sustainability is what we look for in a supplier. We are excited to continue to leverage Amprius’ technology for all of our businesses.”

Amprius’ unmatched high energy density and silicon nanowire battery technology enables the international aerospace company to expand its capabilities and achieve new breakthroughs. The company’s proven technology was used in the Airbus’s Zephyr program, the world’s leading solar-electric stratospheric Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), which will be available to commercial, institutional, and military customers.

“It’s an honor to receive the Innovative Supplier Award from Airbus this year for our groundbreaking achievement in battery development and our role in the Airbus Zephyr program,” said Kang Sun, Amprius CEO. “We strive for sustainable solutions to improve and enhance the world of aviation. Our company’s focus on innovation is key to our success and we look further to continuing our work with Airbus on its future initiatives.”

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About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus headquartered in OttobrunnGermany, is a global provider of defense systems and earth observation products and services. It is engaged in the design, development, delivery, and support of military aircraft such as combat, mission, transport and tanker aircraft, as well as unmanned aerial systems and related services. The company also offers a full range of civil and defense space systems for telecommunications, earth observations, navigation, science and orbital systems, along with communication, intelligence, and security services.

About Amprius Technologies

Amprius Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high-energy and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries producing the industry’s highest energy density cells. The company’s corporate headquarters is in Fremont, California where it maintains an R&D lab and a pilot manufacturing facility for the fabrication of silicon nanowire anodes and cells. Please go to for more information.


Media contact:
Zach Kadletz, Brenlyn Motlagh
Gateway Group, Inc.
(949) 574-3860



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