The brand new plant, VW Anhui Elements Firm, will likely be situated within the close by provider park of Volkswagen Anhui’s EV-production web site, which brings logistical and value efficiencies and a quicker time-to-market.
Volkswagen Group China is investing over EUR 140 million till 2025 within the new plant and its services
Volkswagen Group China is commencing building of a battery system manufacturing manufacturing facility in Hefei (Anhui province). VW Anhui Elements Firm is the primary battery system plant to be wholly owned by the Group in China. Its preliminary annual capability will likely be 150,000 to 180,000 high-voltage battery techniques for Volkswagen Anhui’s all- electrical autos based mostly on the Group’s Modular Electrical Drive Toolkit (MEB platform). With an space of over 45,000 sq. meters, the plant will likely be situated subsequent to the manufacturing services of Volkswagen Anhui, Volkswagen’s first majority-owned three way partnership for all-electric autos. Volkswagen Group China is investing over EUR 140 million till 2025 within the new plant and its services, with the beginning of manufacturing (SOP) focused for the second half of 2023.
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Dr. Stephan Wollenstein, CEO Volkswagen Group China, stated, “Volkswagen Group’s platform technique is a aggressive benefit which we’re transferring into the e-mobility period. With a big enhance of battery-electric autos (BEVs) sooner or later, we have to deal with retaining key parts like battery techniques in our personal worth chain, permitting us to leverage Group-wide synergies and improvements. Volkswagen Anhui and VW Anhui Elements Firm, alongside our two sturdy Joint Ventures, are essential to our electrification technique and to attaining our aim of the Volkswagen Group China fleet reaching over 40% NEVs by 2030.
The brand new plant, VW Anhui Elements Firm, will likely be situated within the close by provider park of Volkswagen Anhui’s EV-production web site, which brings logistical and value efficiencies and a quicker time- to-market. The brand new premises comprise over 45,000 sq. meters, which equals 8.4 soccer fields. As of SOP, roughly 200 workers will work on the new manufacturing facility. The brand new plant will leverage present synergies with the Group’s wholly owned battery vegetation and workshops in Braunschweig (Germany) and Tianjin (China), in addition to improve ties and synergies with the MEB battery vegetation of Volkswagen Group’s Chinese language Joint Ventures.
The Braunschweig plant is considered the lead plant for the planning, improvement and manufacturing of battery techniques. Consultants from Germany present help on the worldwide services at the moment being arrange, together with in Anhui. The expertise gained on the Braunschweig plant, which has been working since 2019, is thus transferred throughout the Volkswagen Group. Along with consultants engaged on web site, there are additionally groups working from Germany as bridgeheads within the collaboration. Concurrently Anhui, battery meeting capacities are additionally being arrange within the Czech Republic (Mlada Boleslav) and within the USA (Chattanooga). The plan is to fabricate greater than 1 million battery techniques per yr in a couple of years.
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Staff will likely be skilled on the Element Schooling Academy on the Group’s Tianjin plant, with front-line workers additionally receiving state-of-the-art VR coaching to eradicate elements loss and accident dangers, shorten the coaching cycle and cut back the necessity for bodily venues. The Group is dedicated to youthful generations and can present twin vocational training alternatives, specializing in technological coaching for e-mobility merchandise and parts. That is in step with the Group’s current cooperation with native companions in Anhui to domesticate native high-quality skills who will contribute to the Group’s enterprise, in addition to Hefei as a mobility hub.
The battery system for MEB autos consists of a number of cell modules, a cell administration controller, a battery administration system, and a connector strip, that are interconnected through high-voltage connectors and guarded in an aluminium battery housing. By way of the manufacturing course of, there will likely be two manufacturing steps every with two manufacturing traces – one for body manufacturing and one for system meeting. In step with the Group’s imaginative and prescient for a digitised manufacturing course of, the manufacturing, meeting and testing of the battery techniques will utilise cutting-edge know-how and contain a excessive degree of automation at every stage. Prototype manufacturing has already began on the Group’s Tianjin plant.