SVOLT, headquartered in China and European headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, will build another battery factory for the local market in Lauchhammer, Brandenburg.
SVOLT manufactures batteries and battery systems for electric vehicles, as well as stationary energy storage. The company is one of the ten largest global manufacturers of automotive batteries. Following the planned location in the Saarland with factories in Überherrn and Heusweiler, Lauchhammer in Brandenburg is the second announced battery cell plant in Germany.
The site in Lauchhammer is available at short notice as a so-called brownfield project. Vestas, a manufacturer of wind turbines, recently stopped making blades. SVOLT acquired the plant, including the building and infrastructure, from the previous owner at the end of August.
For the construction of the battery plant in Lauchhammer, most of the existing workshops should continue to be used "best". However, due to special requirements, refurbishment and expansion measures are also needed, SVOLT explained. They should be implemented soon. SVOLT is currently developing a master plan for the village, which should include a detailed timetable and necessary transformation, modernization and expansion measures.
The battery cells produced in Lauchhammer are to be further processed at the future SVOLT site in Heusweiler, Saarland, and prepared for use in electric vehicles. “In the future, SVOLT will therefore benefit from the synergy between the two plants in Heusweiler and Lauchhammer. The Lauchhammer plant is another milestone since the launch of module and high-voltage battery production in Heusweiler,” the company said. The location in Lauchhammer also ensures that SVOLT is able to quickly serve current client projects and achieve their goals faster in Europe.