Comexi, Basquevolt, and Schneider Will Collaborate in the Development of High-Precision Machinery for the Manufacturing of Electric Batteries
June 1, 2023
The agreement between the three companies will make a significant contribution to strengthening the European supply chain against major Asian competitors Comexi takes a new step forward in its firm commitment to the electric battery sector. The Catalan company has reached an agreement with Schneider Electric and the new generation battery manufacturer, Basquevolt, to collaborate in the development of high-precision machinery for the manufacturing of batteries. This decision will make a significant contribution to strengthening the European supply chain against major Asian competitors.
The three companies are part of the UPCELL alliance (European Battery Manufacturing Alliance). The alliance’s primary objective is to strengthen the competitiveness of European electric batteries manufacturers, as China and the United States increasingly polarize this sector of the market.
“This collaboration will benefit the entire European ecosystem of battery manufacturers,” professes Pablo Fernández, the chief engineering and programs officer at Basquevolt. Furthermore, he belives the machinery developed by Comexi and Schneider will provide cutting-edge solutions for fourth-generation batteries, thus allowing the pilot line to be launched in 2025 with the best equipment.
This agreement is in line with Comexi’s decision to manufacture a new range of slitting machines for copper and aluminium electrodes, which offer high productivity and the best quality on the market. Raúl El Fakdi, the director of Comexi’s slitting business unit, comments that “diversification towards markets with high attractiveness and potential is one of Comexi’s strategic plans. We have the technology and knowledge to effectively contribute and reinforce the current ecosystem of equipment suppliers for the manufacturing of electric batteries”.