Highpower International, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, and a battery management solution and recycling provider, announced that the company's subsidiary, Huizhou Highpower, has officially become a supplier to SONY and has begun receiving orders and shipping products.

The initial orders for Highpower’s lithium polymer batteries will be used for SONY’s wireless products.

"We are pleased that after a rigorous review and audit of our new facility at Huizhou, SONY qualified Highpower to become their official supplier," said Gerry Wang, Quality Director at Highpower International.

"SONY’s approval of our Huizhou facility is a tremendous endorsement to our new facility’s state-of the-art design and advancements, which include the industry-leading Class 100,000 Clean Room, world-class production management methodology, modern automation equipment and technology, and our unparalleled quality control mechanisms."

"Huizhou Highpower’s ability to become SONY’s battery supplier further demonstrates our industry expertise in providing quality, cutting-edge battery products to our customers," commented Mr. Wenliang Li, Chief Technology Officer of Highpower International.

"SONY is a world-leading electronics company with vast understanding and experiences with batteries and battery production.

SONY’s standards for battery production are second to none. It is an extraordinary achievement to have passed SONY’s audit and become one of its suppliers. We believe that our advanced battery products and new facility are well positioned to continue to attract Fortune 500 customers."