Webasto, global systems partner to almost all automotive manufacturers, and Wanxiang A123, manufacturer of lithium-ion power batteries headquartered in Hangzhou, signed a strategic agreement enabling a long-term strategic cooperation between both companies using the combined know-how and expertise of both partners. A first joint project is the development and production of a battery module which will be integrated into the Webasto standard battery system for commercial vehicles for the Chinese market.
The battery modules from Wanxiang A123 contain high-quality NCM battery cells. Webasto uses its competence in the fields of system integration and thermo management to offer with these cells a battery system with outstanding performance and reliability.
In March 2018, Webasto signed a letter of intent with Samsung SDI to develop and manufacture a battery module specially optimized for Webasto for the European market. Webasto integrates this module into its battery packs of the standard battery system for commercial vehicles.
A particular advantage of the Webasto standard battery system for commercial vehicles is its modular design: The product development process is shortened by the use of these standardized modules, so that even small quantities can be produced cost-efficiently. This design also enables individual and flexible adaptation to current technological developments and customer-specific requirements.