SEMI-AUTOMATED BATTERY ASSEMBLY LINE ESTABLISHED

Engineering and factory automation firm Comau UK has been appointed by the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to develop and deploy a semi-automated battery module and battery pack assembly line for the publicly-funded ‘open access’ battery production development facility.

Battery production to be stepped up in the UK

The Module and Pack assembly line is the first of UKBIC’s battery manufacturing equipment to have been installed, commissioned and available for its customers to use. 

Working in collaboration with engineers from UKBIC, Comau UK provided all the necessary technology and know-how to manage the entire battery Module and Pack manufacturing process, from cylindrical cell preparation and pouch cell stacking to the battery pack assembly. The facility is located in Coventry. 

READ: BATTERY RE-USE DEAL FOR BMW UK

“We are honoured to be selected as the main technology partner for the Module and Pack assembly line,” explained John Coombes, Managing Director, Comau UK. “The cutting-edge facility will allow UKBIC to remove barriers that can slow the development of these promising new technologies.”

UKBIC is a part of the UK’s ‘Faraday Battery Challenge’ programme, which is designed to fast track the development of cost-effective, high-performance, durable, safe and recyclable batteries. 

Published by Greg Whitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist @GregWhitaker5

GSF announces new-look leadership team

GSF will add 20 new branches to its 180-strong network over the next 12 months; up to 20 further locations will follow from 2025

Read More

Winners crowned at CAT Awards 2024

The annual event, held at the Lowry Hotel, welcomed more than 200 people from across the aftermarket

Read More

Movers & Shakers: Round-up of all the latest changes

All the latest changes from across the sector, including new roles, promotions, and retirements

Read More

Fraudsters guilty of selling knock-off aftermarket parts in UK

Group used Amazon as platform for its products

Read More

APH Automotive appointed Suplex’s exclusive GB distributor

Director Andrew Hopkin said the move “is a feather in the cap for APH”

Read More

Go to comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *