© Akasol Electronics Production | March 29, 2019
Akasol builds new headquarters in Darmstadt
The German battery systems developer and manufacturer continues to grow and is building a new headquarters in southwest Darmstadt in Germany.
Akasol AG acquired a property of 20,000 square meters in southwest Darmstadt (formerly Kelley-Barracks) from the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks (BImA) in order to advance the dynamic growth of the company expected in the coming years. Essentially, two buildings will be constructed on the property. On the one hand, the four-story main administration building with a gross floor area of 7’000 square meters. On the other hand, the adjoining production, assembly and warehouse area will have a gross floor space of 15’000 square meters distributed over two-stories, both for the expansion of series production and for the production of small batches. In addition, prototype and model construction, service workshops, the warehouse and the test and inspection center for battery system development are to be accommodated there. This will enable mechanical, electronic and electrotechnical tests - from the cell to the battery system. All in all, the new hall is four times as large as the current production location in Langen, but Langen will be preserved. The production capacities planned at the new location will be based on new customer order volumes, which are currently still being negotiated. The planned total investment volume for the project is said to be in the mid double-digit million euro range. "Our continuous investments in research and development, as well as the bundling and expansion of testing and inspection capacities, have become necessary due to the very good order situation of our company. AKASOL thus makes a notable contribution to the traffic revolution in the field of commercial vehicles not only in Germany but throughout Europe and worldwide," says Sven Schulz, CEO of AKASOL AG, in a press release.. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2019. Completion is expected in mid 2020. Te new head office will replace the previous office branches in the Darmstadt Schenck technology and industrial park. Series production at the Langen site will continue to be maintained. At the same time, existing specialist departments from Darmstadt and Langen are brought together under one roof in the new company headquarters, which shortens the work distances and promotes synergies.