Dräxlmaier opens first battery plant

Production of Battery System for Porsche Taycan

23. Mai 2019, 6:43 Uhr | Stefanie Eckardt
Automatisierte Batterieproduktion am neuen Dräxlmaier Standort in Sachsenheim bei Stuttgart. Hier wird zukünftig das Gesamtbatteriesystem für den Porsche Taycan gefertigt.
Automated battery production at the new Dräxlmaier site in Sachsenheim near Stuttgart. In future, the complete battery system for the Porsche Taycan will be manufactured here.
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The Dräxlmaier Group will start the series production of the 800-volt complete battery system for the electrical Porsche Taycan this month. For that purpose, the supplier has set up a sophisticated production facility in Sachsenheim near Stuttgart, Germany.

»The mobility of the future is one of the greatest challenges of our time«, said Dr. Martin Gall, chief technology officer at Dräxlmaier Group, Dr. Martin Gall. »The automobile industry is going through an historically technological change, and electromobility is an important megatrend.«

Dräxlmaier has been building battery systems since 2009 when its experts made the initial prototypes for battery systems. Ten years later, the supplier finally opened up its first battery plant in Sachsenheim, where a 100,000 sq. foot production hall houses highly automated assembly lines to build the battery modules for the Taycan. Once the modules have been set up automatically, further parts are mounted before each battery will undergo a series of comprehensive tests. In addition to the battery production, the site also includes a development office for modern battery systems.

The company develops and produces vehicle-specific, individually configurable high-voltage battery systems and individual components for high-voltage storage. The E-module includes all vital components, from charging sockets and HV electrical wiring systems, right up to a broad variety of electronic parts that all provide intelligent measuring, distribution and protection, as well as reliable contacting. Like its other products, all battery system solutions are produced in-house – from development right up to production.

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