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Valmet Automotive battery test center to be operational by the end of February

Due to the high demand for test capacities on battery modules and battery systems of electrically powered vehicles, Valmet Automotive is setting up a Battery Test Center (BTC) in Bad Friedrichshall. The facility should be operational by the end of February.


The construction of Valmet Automotive’s new Battery Test Center is well on the way. After the containers were delivered in November, the installation of the technical equipment from partner AVL had top priority for the past few weeks. Now technical infrastructure is currently integrated.

The time pressure on the final preparation is high, because the team led by Stefan Sommer, Director Testing Valmet Automotive, wants to make the test capacities available as soon as possible.

Since we announced the new Battery Test Center, there has been strong demand from the automotive industry. We are in intensive negotiations and some customers would rather start today than tomorrow.

—Dr. Robert Hentschel, SVP Engineering

The BTC has been set up on an area of around 1,500 square meters on the location of Valmet Automotive in Bad Friedrichshall. Cells, battery modules and complete battery systems will be tested for environmental compatibility as well as function and safety.


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