Member Spotlight: Bren-Tronics

Bren-Tronics, Inc. founded in 1973 by Leo A. Brenna is a true one-stop shop for energy storage applications including rechargeable batteries, smart chargers and complete power systems for military and commercial customers around the world.  Design and manufacturing are based in Long Island, New York with additional manufacturing facilities in Livermore, CA, as well as dedicated sales and engineering support offices in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Bren-Tronics is the leading provider of portable batteries and chargers to the U.S. military as well as worldwide Military/Commercial customers, providing power for any climate.

The need for energy storage has grown in the past few years because of increased power demands that overstress the existing electric distribution system, the introduction of electric vehicles and the introduction of renewable energy to the power grid.  For renewables to fully penetrate the grid, energy storage is a key capability.  To meet those demands Bren-Tronics has a full line of energy storage products including the 6T format for military vehicles.

On the Military side, the company’s current focus is to decrease power system weight while increasing warfighter capabilities. Specific products and technologies that map directly to DOD areas of interest are:

  • Safe wearable batteries having high energy density and improved reliability
  • Distributed power management optimized for efficiency, weight and simple operation
  • Ultra-small lightweight high-efficiency FLEX chargers
  • Advanced charging profiles to significantly improve the cycle life of fielded Li-Ion batteries
  • Fuel Cells
  • Communications Kits including batteries, radios, amplifiers, speakers, etc.

With the increased demand for better electric service, the introduction of renewable energy, the increased usage of electric vehicles, and the advent of the Smart Grid, Bren-Tronics is well positioned to take advantage of current and future opportunities for energy storage. Being based in New York has provided the company access to qualified people, great opportunities and the ability to take advantage of the power of a state that has a strong interest in its people and its businesses. Sai Fung, CEO and President of Bren-Tronics, observes that “NY-BEST is helping us to grow even more and as one of the founding members, we’re glad to be a part of the team.”

Bren-Tronics is a company with a strong research and development lab, on-site rapid prototyping and test capabilities, state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities and a 40-year history of meeting the needs of demanding customers.   It is a company that will be a leader in New York’s growing energy storage industry for a long time to come.