Six months ago, the announcements for new plants were overflowing. In the meantime, the plans in Europe have become much more concrete, specifications have been drawn up, and the procurement of machinery and equipment is in the tendering process. Since the last The Battery Show Europe, however, only a few new projects have actually entered the construction phase. It seems that projects in the USA are now being implemented more quickly. Time-to-market is therefore becoming even more important for all participants, especially here in Europe. New solutions are already being discussed here.