MAHLE Powertrain opens battery development, testing and prototyping center in Europe
MAHLE Powertrain, the engineering services provider, has opened a new battery development center in Stuttgart, Germany, specifically to cater for the needs of its European clients.
The facility spans over 1,300 sqm and it can accommodate all aspects of battery development, from initial prototyping through to small-scale production, with a breadth of capability that covers applications from small e-bikes to large electric trucks. The new facility follows the creation of a vehicle and battery development center at the company’s Northampton site, which opened last year.
“In response to growing demand for our expertise in the design, development, testing and optimization of batteries for electric vehicles, we’re delighted to be opening another new facility to support our clients within the European automotive industry,” said Simon Reader, MAHLE Powertrain’s Managing Director. “The center is up and running having completed a number of projects for OEM partners. We have designed the facility with future expansion in mind, with additional services and increased capacity already in the planning stages.”
The facility comprises a fully-featured prototype shop that includes a state-of-the-art dual-robot laser welding station capable of handling active HV battery modules.