MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY COLLABORATES IN A STRATEGIC R&D PROJECT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATIC ASSEMBLY LINE FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
The project led by Cegasa Portable Energy, involving companies that provide solutions in the field of electronics and mould injection, as well as end user companies, began its trajectory in 2016 in the Hazitek programme of the Basque Government. During the initial phase, the process of defining requirements has been successfully completed, both for batteries and for the assembly line in which they will be produced. Currently, the R&D department of Mondragon Assembly, based on its own R&D unit, Koniker, is completing the design of the critical equipment of the process. The construction of the equipment is planned for mid-2017, which, after internal validation, will be installed in Cegasa for validation under real production conditions.
The lithium-ion battery market is expected to experience sustained growth driven by both the mobility sector and by large-scale stationary storage to accommodate the increasing inputs of renewable energies into electricity grids. Mondragon Assembly anticipates that this growth should involve investments in automated equipment and that, therefore, they can assume a new line of business in the medium term.
Thus, Mondragon Assembly completes its range of solutions for the renewable energy and storage sector, contributing to the decarbonisation of the environment and to a sustainable development.