maxwell+spark is an innovative, research-focused company that creates cutting-edge battery systems, manufactured with the world’s best components.

The team consists of dynamic engineers specialising in energy modelling, finite element mechanical modelling & materials science.

Lithium-ion cells and new chemistry are independently tested, ensuring we stay ahead in a rapidly changing landscape. This, combined with in-house developed and highly customisable telematics system, means that our customers get the best possible quality, safety and usability, for the best possible price and return on investment.

The team’s achievements, prior to the founding of maxwell+spark, include their innovation in solar cars which have raced across some of the world’s harshest environments including the Karoo desert and the Australian Outback.

Ground-up design and manufacture of full-chassis carbon-composite electric sports cars; around-the-world airships; hybrid trucks; and li-ion powered rocket motors are just some of the projects that have given the team the experience to engineer cutting-edge technology.

A timeline of success


2012 SA SOLAR CHALLENGE. More than doubled the distance of the next local team [custom Li-ion battery 200+Wh/kg]


Sold high energy density Li-ion airship batteries [Norway]

2014 SA Solar Challenge – Won as top SA team [custom Li-ion battery ~250Wh/kg]

2015 WSC – 13th in the World Solar Car Challenge beating teams such as Cambridge, Oxford and MIT


Mamba Electric vehicle: a carbon fibre & Kevlar true monocoque, customisable body-chassis

WIPO patent related to solar PV on vehicles


Maxwell + Spark INCORPORATED, Development of Fridge.Li and then Forklift.Li


First Fridge.Li sold to SPAR Group
First major product sales (Fridge.Li and Forklift.Li)


Fridge.Li custom designed for Scania delivered in Feb 2019

GOSCOR partnership kicks off early 2019
Olico investment in Maxwell+Spark


Major growth, with large SA sales
Push into USA and EU markets.
Substantial increase in engineering and production capacity.


maxwell+spark’s users now span the globe: from Australia to the USA, and Coca-Cola to Spar
Fairtree Elevant Ventures invests in maxwell+spark

Meet the team

Dr. Clinton Bemont

James Momsen


David Evans

Matthew Woods
Head of Operations
Product Owner:

Rob Lee
Head of Sales

Tyrone Deyes
Head Refrigeration Sales

Jason Oelofse
After Sales Manager

Mark Cole
Head of Production

Sam Moodley
Financial Operations

David Woods
Product Owner:

Nicholas Witteveen
Product Owner:

Fathima Moosa
Head of Certifications
Product Owner:

Rory van der Walt
Project Manager

Yazid Salot


Ian Caister
Head IoT Engineer

Carmen Witteveen

Damond Osborn
Production Support

Jaime Clark
Executive and Engineering Support

Shaun Barnett
Head Electrical Engineer

Ben Mawbey
Head Electronic Engineer

Susan Mariemuthoo
Debtors and Creditors Clerk

Rory Macdonald
Sales and Logistics

Sboniso Hlongwane

Mike Khumalo
Senior Refrigeration Technician