AKASOL has commissioned Manz AG, a global high-tech production equipment manufacturing company, to supply fully automated production lines for high-energy battery modules for the Gigafactory 1 at the new Darmstadt Headquarter Campus.
AKASOL’s new Gigafactory 1, to be built at the headquarters in southwest Darmstadt, will have a total capacity of up to 5 GWh.
Linked to various options, the total order volume amounts up to €20 million, including production lines for AKASOL’s new US site in Hazel Park, Michigan. In addition, the company has announced that the tender for further automated production lines for the high-energy battery systems is currently in the final phase.
After AKASOL AG won another serial order from a leading international commercial vehicle manufacturer in the summer of 2019 for the supply of ultra-high-energy battery systems in the high three-digit million euro range, new production capacities are now being built up as planned, enabling serial production to start in the new Gigafactory 1 south of Darmstadt by the middle of 2021.
The new ultra-high-energy AKASystem AKM CYC battery systems will be manufactured at this location. These systems achieve a further improved energy density compared to current systems, enabling the highest ranges of 600-800 kilometers under demanding real conditions in fully electric buses and commercial vehicles, depending on the vehicle type and driving profile.