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Volkswagen Group’s first 100%-owned battery factory in China begins production

Volkswagen (Anhui) Components Co., Ltd. (VWAC), Volkswagen Group’s first 100%-owned battery system plant in China, began production of its first high-voltage battery system. VWAC is the first battery system plant wholly invested by Volkswagen Automatic Transmission (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. With an initial annual capacity of 150,000 to 180,000 high-voltage battery systems, VWAC will power Volkswagen Anhui’s all-electric vehicles based on the Group’s MEB platform.

The newly produced battery system consists of multiple cell modules, cell management controller, battery management system, and connector strips. 96% of the components required for battery production are supplied locally.

Consistent with the Group’s vision and dedicated investment in a digitized manufacturing process, the production, assembly and testing of the battery systems will integrate advanced technology and automation at each stage.

In particular, the entire production process is covered by automatic line feeding technology. Through a combination of automated guided vehicles (AGV), high-precision intelligent cameras, and industrial robots, VWAC can achieve just-in-sequence (JIS) logistics and accurate parts processing, ensuring production stability and the quality of products.


The tray line features a fleet of more than 85 robots with an automation rate exceeding 90%

The quality lab also features a water cutting machine, laser radar, and 3D coordinate measuring machine (CMM) equipment, all of which improve the efficiency of product analysis while meeting Volkswagen Group’s stringent quality standard.

VWAC is also poised to spearhead the production of the Group’s cell-to-pack (CTP) battery packs using unified cells developed in cooperation with Gotion High-Tech.

Covering an area of 45,000 square meters, VWAC sits next to the production facilities of Volkswagen Anhui, Volkswagen’s first majority-owned joint venture for all-electric vehicles. The plant’s construction was completed within a record 12 months.

The company strives to serve as a model for sustainable manufacturing practices and contribute to sustainable development of the Group.

The successful production launch at VWAC provides a significant boost for new energy vehicle components supply, marking a major milestone in the Group’s investment in Hefei.


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