UK-based Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt and H&T Battery Components Rechargeable (H&T) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] to collaborate on battery can supply for automotive applications
- UK-based Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt and H&T Battery Components Rechargeable (H&T) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] to collaborate on battery can supply for automotive applications
- H&T will develop a new battery can production line in Blackburn, UK.
- The news further supports Britishvolt’s vision to create a UK battery ecosystem as it prepares for scale up and volume production of advanced technology battery cells at its Northumberland Gigaplant
Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt intends to collaborate with H&T on the supply of battery cans for advanced technology battery cells for automotive applications, all battery cans supplied to the Northumberland Gigaplant will be produced in the UK.
With over 40 years’ experience, H&T is the largest battery component manufacturers globally, and is a recognized world leader in precision cylindrical battery components for the lithium-ion battery can market.
The battery can producer is part of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group, a leading global company focused on the development and supply of precision-formed components in metal and plastic.
Timon Orlob, Global Chief Operating Officer, Britishvolt:
“H&T is renowned not only for the very high quality of its battery can components, but also for its manufacturing flexibility that enables it to provide bespoke solutions for its customers. Britishvolt’s MoU with H&T gives us the ability to provide our end customers with the battery cans that meet their exact requirements, and also supports our goal of localizing component production as much as possible.”
Sample supply of H&T battery can components is expected to come from its new Center of Excellence in Marsberg, Germany, with production ready cans sourced from the H&T Group’s manufacturing site in Blackburn, Lancashire.
Tobias Ott, President, H&T Battery Components Rechargeable:
“H&T looks forward to engaging with Britishvolt to support the battery project in the UK. Britishvolt, a pioneer focusing on the development of sustainable, low-carbon battery cells is a great partner for H&T who has over 40 years of experience in the mass production of cylindrical battery cans. We will support with UK-based mass production and additionally with research and development out of our new established Center of Excellence in Germany for cylindrical battery can development.”
For further information please contact the H&T Team (https://www.htbatteries.com/contact/)
View the official Press Release from Britishvolt (https://www.britishvolt.com/news/britishvolt-and-ht-battery-components-collaborate-on-battery-cans-made-in-uk-for-automotive-battery-cell-applications/)