Batteries are the key technology for future drives. Due to the proximity to the production sites of the car manufacturers, new plants for battery cell production are increasingly being built in Europe. What does this mean for the factory, and what special challenges does the production of the electrochemical power packs entail? Together with the market research institute Lünendonk, Leadec has prepared a white paper that answers these questions, among others.
When people think of batteries, the futuristic cars and practical e-scooters that have now become firmly established in the street scene involuntarily come to mind. But modern lawn mowers, agricultural machinery, e-bikes, smart home applications, drones and even air cabs also rely on powerful energy storage systems. That's why the numbers are also impressive: new production capacities of over 250 GW h/a are expected in battery cell manufacturing by 2025 alone, and then more than double again by 2030. For Christoph Jaschinski, Senior Vice President Global Business Development at Leadec, the case is clear: "The growing demand for e-cars poses major challenges for the industry. It starts with the planning and ramp-up of new plants, continues with the transformation of existing plants, on to efficient and cost-effective operator concepts, and ends with the supply chain."
It is therefore obvious that expertise in modern factory organization is particularly in demand. After all, the production of high-voltage batteries is characterized by a high degree of automation and the handling of the shock-sensitive battery packs is subject to extremely strict standards.