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Valmet Automotive builds battery factory in Germany | Automotive Industry News

Valmet Automotive is building its to start with battery factory in Germany. At the spot in Kirchardt/Baden-Württemberg pre-collection generation of finish battery techniques for electrically run cars is scheduled to commence in the to start with 50 percent of 2022. The new battery factory, which will be the company’s third, will develop around 160 work opportunities.

In new years Valmet Automotive – finest recognized as a contract assembler for the OEMs – has diversified into the improvement and generation of battery techniques. The enterprise already operates a battery factory in Salo, Finland. A second battery factory, specifically hooked up to Valmet Automotive’s automobile plant in Uusikaupunki, is less than design generation there is scheduled to commence in the latter 50 percent of 2021.

Qualifications to start a generation plant in Germany is the new nomination as a Tier-1 process provider for a battery plan by a German automobile producer. Portion of the contract is to produce the battery packs shut to the customer in buy to conserve means and keep away from unwanted transportation.

At Kirchardt, Valmet Automotive has around eleven,five hundred square meters of generation house accessible on the web site of a previous printing plant. The conversion actions for complicated battery generation are scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2021. Pre-collection generation in the remarkably automated plant is scheduled to commence in the to start with 50 percent of 2022.

“The determination to establish our third battery factory in Germany is the upcoming significant action to establish Valmet Automotive as a tier-1 process provider of battery techniques and modules. The Kirchardt web site is best as it lets us to produce shut to some of our significant customers, but also to our engineering spot and battery test centre in Bad Friedrichshall,” says Olaf Bongwald, CEO Valmet Automotive.

The battery factory will develop a complete of around 160 work opportunities at the Kirchardt web site, of which around one hundred twenty will be in generation and 40 in administration and improvement. In parallel, Valmet Automotive is drastically increasing its capacities at its German engineering destinations in Munich and Bad Friedrichshall and generating numerous new, remarkably experienced work opportunities in the rapidly growing small business of electromobility. Amid other matters, engineers are currently being sought for the improvement places of battery techniques, mobile modules, battery layout and significant-voltage protection, as nicely as for tests battery techniques.