Company News

Leclanché Earns International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) Certification

Thu Jul 16
  • IRIS is a global standard recognizing quality in supplier management systems
  • Certification will enable Leclanché to expand its presence in the railway sector through partnerships with additional train manufacturers and rail operators

YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland, July 16th, 2020 Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of the world’s leading energy storage solutions companies, has earned its International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) Group certification.

The IRIS standard is designed to secure higher quality in the railway industry by enabling railway component suppliers to meet globally recognized levels of quality for their railway components. IRIS is the standardization group of UNIFE, the Association of the European Rail Supply Industry. UNIFE represents European train builders and rail equipment suppliers. Its mission is to proactively foster an environment within which members can continue to provide high-quality railway systems needed to meet the growing demand for rail transport – both passenger or freight services – in Europe and beyond.

Leclanché earned its IRIS certification for the design, manufacturing and maintenance related to its hybrid and electric locomotive power system drive units and auxiliary systems.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, said: “Earning IRIS certification is a significant milestone for Leclanché since we are committed to quality and continuous improvement in all our products and processes and this achievement is fully in line with our policies and commercial practices supporting energy efficiency, reliability and safety.”

Leclanché’s e-Transport Solutions are helping to power the electrification of transport in the railway, maritime (ferries and container vessels) and commercial vehicle markets (from buses and trucks to rickshaws). In 2019, the company signed a partnership framework agreement with Bombardier where Leclanché was designated a preferred supplier for traction battery systems. Both companies have been working together closely to provide catenary-free operation solutions for railway markets worldwide. More recently, the company won a second rail project with another major train manufacturer.

 “IRIS certification will enable Leclanché to expand our presence in the railway sector through partnerships with additional train manufacturers and rail operators,” said Srivastava. “This is not a final achievement, rather, the continuation of our journey to provide zero greenhouse gas emissions solutions for the railway industry which is a strategic initiative for Leclanché.”

For more information about Leclanché’s railway and other eTransport initiatives, visit or contact


About Leclanché

Headquartered in Switzerland, Leclanché SA is a leading provider of high-quality energy storage solutions designed to accelerate our progress towards a clean energy future. Leclanché’s history and heritage is rooted in over 100 years of battery and energy storage innovation and the Company is a trusted provider of energy storage solutions globally. This coupled with the Company’s culture of German engineering and Swiss precision and quality, continues to make Leclanché the partner of choice for both disruptors, established companies and governments who are pioneering positive changes in how energy is produced, distributed and consumed around the world. The energy transition is being driven primarily by changes in the management of our electricity networks and the electrification of transport, and these two end markets form the backbone of our strategy and business model. Leclanché is at the heart of the convergence of the electrification of transport and the changes in the distribution network. Leclanché is the only listed pure play energy storage company in the world, organised along three business units: stationary storage solutions, e-Transport solutions and specialty batteries systems. Leclanché is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX: LECN).

SIX Swiss Exchange: ticker symbol LECN | ISIN CH 011 030 311 9



This press release contains certain forward-looking statements relating to Leclanché’s business, which can be identified by terminology such as “strategic”, “proposes”, “to introduce”, “will”, “planned”, “expected”, “commitment”, “expects”, “set”, “preparing”, “plans”, “estimates”, “aims”, “would”, “potential”, “awaiting”, “estimated”, “proposal”, or similar expressions, or by expressed or implied discussions regarding the ramp up of Leclanché’s production capacity, potential applications for existing products, or regarding potential future revenues from any such products, or potential future sales or earnings of Leclanché or any of its business units. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current views of Leclanché regarding future events, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. There can be no guarantee that Leclanché’s products will achieve any particular revenue levels. Nor can there be any guarantee that Leclanché, or any of the business units, will achieve any particular financial results.



Contacts Leclanché

Media Switzerland /Europe:

Thierry Meyer

T: +41 (0) 79 785 35 81



Media North America:

Rick Anderson

T: +1-718-986-1596


Henry Feintuch

T: +1-212-808-4901



Media Germany:

Christoph Miller

T: +49 (0) 711 947 670



Investor Contacts:

Anil Srivastava / Hubert Angleys

T: +41 (0) 24 424 65 00