TURIN, Italy, Oct. 6 / PRNewswire / – The collaboration between the two companies bundles electrification and automation expertise and serves the development of the 100 hectare site in Scarmagno, northern Italy
Italvolt Spa, the company founded by Lars Carlstrom, whose goal is to build one of the largest gigafactories in Europe for the production and storage of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles in Italy, with a planned capacity of 45 GWh for around 550,000 electric vehicles per Year, selected ABB for Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) at its location in Northern Italy. In addition, the company is announcing its partnership agreement with the global technology company to jointly explore how automation, electrification and digitization solutions can accelerate the production processes for battery manufacturing.
In detail, the technology partnership with ABB Italvolt includes the following:
* Expertise in the development and provision of electrification and automation solutions for power control, distribution and management, the optimization of manufacturing processes and long-term energy efficiency
* Advice on robotics and autonomous operations for the transport and handling of material in the process units of the plant
* Research into data acquisition, processing, storage and analysis solutions for production planning, quality control, management, operations and reporting
Lars Carlstrom, Italvolt CEO and Founder commented: “Italvolt is committed to delivering industrial excellence in every area of our business and we are pleased to announce this partnership agreement with ABB, one of the leading names in global industry ABB’s cutting-edge technology will help us ensure the sustainability of our production facilities and enable efficient, reliable and cost-effective production. We are delighted that ABB is with us on this journey. “
“Italvolt’s large-scale manufacturing plans are critical to electric mobility, increasing sustainability and re-industrializing the region,” said Mauro Martis, South Europe Cluster Manager, Process Industries, ABB. “Together we will research our technologies and synergies with Italvolt and make our know-how available for this ambitious project.”
The Gigafactory will be built on the famous Olivetti site and designed by the renowned Italian automotive design department Pininfarina Architecture.
Italvolt is building a gigafactory in Scarmango, Italy, with a production capacity of 45 GWh for battery cells. One of our main goals is to contribute to green industrialization by becoming one of the main suppliers of green batteries in Europe and establishing Italy’s presence as a leading battery manufacturer. This also means that we are making a contribution to the circular economy and ultimately to the regeneration of natural resources. Italvolt is also taking care of the rejuvenation of a historic industrial power plant, with ESG aspects at the forefront of the strategy. This also includes creating a valley for research and innovation through our 20,000 m2 advanced R&D center.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading technology company that is vigorously advancing the transformation of society and industry into a more productive and sustainable future around the world. By combining its portfolio in the areas of electrification, robotics, automation and drive technology with software, ABB defines the limits of what is technologically feasible and thus enables new top performances. ABB can look back on a successful history of more than 130 years. The company’s success is based on the talent of its around 105,000 employees in more than 100 countries. www.abb.com
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