ABB to assist Gotion’s battery factories for European and US EV markets


ABB and Gotion Excessive-Tech have agreed to cooperate on the development of large-scale battery factories to serve the European and US EV markets. ABB will collaborate with Gotion to provide a grasp design plan combining automation, electrification and digital applied sciences.

Gotion Excessive-Tech, wherein Volkswagen has a 26.5 p.c stake, is about to open a $2-billion battery plant in Illinois, and can also be contemplating constructing a manufacturing facility in Morocco.

Every of the businesses stands to profit from the experience of the opposite. ABB could present Gotion with “a variety of bodily tools, options and digital property for adaptive machine and line automation, transportation and dealing with of supplies, in addition to line administration and server and consumer {hardware} to assist management materials flows inside the plant.” In flip, ABB will discover the potential use of Gotion’s merchandise for “a variety of business purposes, together with in marine, traction, microgrids, excessive, medium and low voltage, and renewables.”

ABB says its Plant Optimization Methodology for battery manufacturing would enhance throughput at Gotion’s factories, delivering higher automation, optimization and emission management. In the meantime, ABB’s electrification would offer Gotion with built-in, modular energy distribution options.

“Our partnership with ABB will result in a place the place we will contribute in the direction of the considerably excessive demand of electrical autos in Europe and the US,” mentioned Li Zhen, Chairman of Gotion. “ABB’s approaches are confirmed to scale up operations shortly whereas guaranteeing security and environmental duty are addressed at each stage.”

“This can be a new milestone for ABB in battery manufacturing the place we might be partnering with Gotion Excessive-Tech for the event of their large-scale battery factories,” mentioned Staffan Sodergard, Enterprise Unit Supervisor, Battery Manufacturing, Course of Industries, ABB. “Because the demand for electrical autos continues to develop, manufacturing of batteries en masse stays a high precedence.”

Supply: ABB


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