Lanxness' High Performance Materials unit to stand on its own
November 16, 2021Lanxness' High Performance Materials business unit, a supplier of high-performance plastics, primarily used in the automotive, electrical and electronics industries, will be transfered to an independent legal corporate structure.
Bosch wants to create a European supply chain for SiC semiconductors
November 10, 2021In a consortium led by Bosch, a total of 34 companies, universities, and research institutes from seven European countries have joined forces to work toward securing a leading role for Europe in new technologies based on silicon carbide
Volkswagen partners with EIT InnoEnergy
November 03, 2021EIT InnoEnerg and Volkswagen AG have announced a strategic partnership. Both companies are planning joint innovation and investment activities aimed at helping innovative technologies and business models to achieve economic breakthroughs, and thus decarbonise the transport sector and accelerate the shift to electromobility.
Heidelberg expands e-mobility production
November 03, 2021German manufacturer, Heidelberg, says that it has commissioned a fourth production line for wallbox systems at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site, earlier than planned and with round-the-clock, three-shift production.
Hella doubles its production capacity at its site in Shanghai
November 03, 2021The German automotive supplier announces that it has doubled its production capacity at its Shanghai location. Hella also says that it plans to increase the workforce by up to 600 employees within the next three years.
Audi set up battery development at the Neckarsulm site
October 28, 2021Audi is expanding its development of high-voltage batteries and banking on the Neckarsulm location for that. With this decision, the company's technical development will be intensified for the future and Neckarsulm will become a center of competency for a key electromobility technology.
IAV expands its Heimsheim facility into a development center
October 12, 2021The automotive engineering partner says that it is significantly expanding its presence in southern Germany with a new development center, and with that IAV is creating new job opportunities.
Blackstone commissions new research lab
September 24, 2021Blackstone Resources' subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH is commissioning a development laboratory for battery cell research at its new production site in Döbeln (Saxony).
BASF and CATL to develop European supply chain
September 17, 2021BASF SE (BASF) and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) signed a strategic partnership on battery materials solutions, including cathode active materials (CAM) and battery recycling.
Electro-Mobility top income source for Bosch
September 09, 2021In electromobility, Bosch is growing twice as fast as the market, and will generate more than EUR 1 billion in sales in 2021.
EUR 437 million for battery cell production in southern Germany
September 03, 2021German Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier handed over a grant notification for a large battery cell factory to be built at the Opel site in Kaiserslautern.
Voltabox expects timely divestment of US business
August 24, 2021Voltabox AG announced the timely completion of the sale of its US business. According to the progress of the negotiations of the current majority shareholder paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA on the sale of the Voltabox shares, the Voltabox Management Board now assumes that the entry of new shareholders is imminent.
Manz is seeing increasing momentum in electromobility
August 12, 2021Automotive supplier TE Connectivity orders further machines for automated assembly of cell contact systems and an American electric vehicle manufacturer has been acquired as new customer - Manz is keeping busy within the field of electromobility.
Valmet Automotive's German testing operations to start in September
July 05, 2021Construction work for the expansion of the Valmet Automotive Battery Test Center (BTC) in Bad Friedrichshall, Germany is progressing rapidly. The installation of six additional fireproof test rooms has largely been completed. Test operations are scheduled to start as early as September.
Vitesco officially opens its smart factory in Hungary
July 02, 2021The 7'000 square metre plant in Debrecen represents the Industry 4.0 concept, with self-driving transport robots and intelligent solutions. By mid-2022, Vitesco Technologies says it will create about 450 jobs in the new factory.
MOTEG GmbH opens a new production site in Handewitt
July 01, 2021With its relocation to a new, larger production site, German e-motor specialist MOTEG GmbH says that it is establishing optimal conditions for further growth.
Porsche makes a big push in electromobility
June 22, 2021The latest step in the Porsche's electric offensive, is to invest a high double-digit million amount in the new company Cellforce Group GmbH. Porsche and joint venture partner Customcells have announced the launch of production of high-performance battery cells at the Weissach Development Centre in Germany.
KATEK shows strong growth in the first quarter
May 31, 2021German EMS provider, KATEK, kicks off the fiscal year of 2021 with a strong first quarter showing an increase in sales of about 48%. Sales in the first quarter amounted to EUR 137,5 million, compared with EUR 92,7 million for the same period last year.
Follow-up order for in microchip production for ManzLoad more news
May 27, 2021Manz AG is seeing increasing interest in equipment for realising Fan-Out Panel Level Packaging (FOPLP). Now, Manz has received a follow-up order in the mid-single-digit million euro range from an unnamed company operating in the field of microchip manufacturing.