Manz AG: strong demand for efficient battery production solutions to continue in 2022

Manz AG, a globally active high-tech engineering company with a comprehensive technology portfolio, has won another multi-million-euro order in connection with the continuously increasing demand for Li-ion battery systems. A contract for four lines for the assembly of battery modules made of prismatic cells was concluded with one of the leading companies in the production of industrial batteries and energy storage systems from Southern Europe.

The modules produced on the lines are to be used in the commercial vehicle sector and for stationary energy storage. The order volume is in the low double-digit million-euro range and will impact sales and earnings in equal parts in fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

In other customer projects, Manz AG was already able to map the entire production process for battery modules with customized system technology within a short time thanks to simultaneous engineering. This, as well as the very high system uptime and flexibility, now also convinced the new customer from Southern Europe. This project also uses the proven, modular BLS 500 Battery Laser System, which can be used to weld Li-ion battery cells into modules with high strength. Manz also scored points with its proprietary smartPRODUCTIONKIT, which can be used to record and evaluate production data across all process steps in manufacturing, thus enabling full traceability of the parts produced in real time.

Martin Drasch, CEO of Manz AG, comments: “With our decades of experience and innovative strength in the fields of high-tech engineering and battery production solutions, Manz has established itself as an expert in the industry. Demand for our modular and innovative manufacturing systems is correspondingly high. Our customers particularly appreciate the fact that we can provide them with comprehensive advice and offer the right solution for all processes and production stages. In this way we achieve significant efficiency gains for our customers. We therefore believe we are excellently positioned to continue to benefit significantly from the enormous global demand for battery systems in the future.”

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