The first factory in Turkey to produce lithium batteries 2022

In Kayseri, great efforts are being made to open the first factory at the beginning

The first factory in Turkey to produce lithium batteries 2022

In Kayseri, great efforts are being made to open the first factory at the beginning of 2022 for the production of lithium batteries. Which is indispensable for many electrical appliances.

Lithium is one of the metals involved in many industrial and technical applications. The most famous of these is the manufacture of various lithium batteries in addition to the rechargeable “lithium-ion” battery ، Thus, it is very important that the materials are produced in Turkey with local capacities. Especially with Turkey starting to produce domestic cars in 2022.

Meanwhile, the foundation stone was laid for the factory, which is located within the boundaries of the Kayseri industrial zone. In October 2020, 80 percent of the construction work has been completed so far.

With the completion of the construction of the facility, the first of its kind in Turkey. Turkish energy company ASPİLSAN will start lithium production ، Production is planned to start in April of the same year, as Aspelsan prepares to open the plant in January 2022.

Aspelsan was established in 1981 by a group of businessmen. Since then it has produced different batteries that are used in many devices ، The Turkish company began to develop its capabilities. Until I was able to supply all the different electronic devices and products with batteries and power supplies.

Aspelsan factories also manufacture batteries used by the Turkish Armed Forces. For mines, explosives and night vision systems. Signal jammers, anti-tank systems, and the like ، The company also manufactures batteries and power supplies that the Turkish military uses in robotic systems and guided missiles.

According to sources from the Aspelsan Energy Company, 80% of the power plant has been completed. Under construction in the industrial zone of Kayseri ، According to the Turkish company, the factory covers an internal area of ​​25,000 square meters. It is the first factory in Turkey that specializes in the production of lithium-ion batteries.

With the opening of the factory and commercial production in the near future, Aspelsan will be able to meet the needs of lithium-ion batteries. For private sector companies as well as defense industries companies ، The Turkish company also plans to develop battery cells of various types, sizes and technologies in the future.

During battery production, the Turkish company resolved to increase the proportion of domestic production in battery production. And breaking the dependence on foreign sources, as it currently only imports cells from other countries and self-satisfies their needs for batteries ، The company plans to increase domestic production of batteries by 100 percent with the opening of its factory in Kayseri.

After the factory opens, 300 people are expected to have jobs next year, and that number is expected to rise to 400 next year ، The Aspelsan plant will also contribute to the supply of domestic batteries for the Turkish domestic car TOGG, which is electric, until 2022.

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