- First partial building permit issued for state-of-the-art development and production site.
- Start of pilot production is planned for 2024.
- Joint venture plans own powerhouse for sustainable on-site energy management
Taking big steps towards the future: After receiving the first partial building permits, Cellforce Group GmbH (CFG) has started construction work on its new company headquarters. In the intermunicipal industrial area of Mahden near Kirchentellinsfurt, the Cellforce Group intends to build a state-of-the-art development and production site for the manufacture of battery cells in the coming months. Earlier this year, the Cellforce Group had already informed its new neighbors in the Mahden industrial estate and the public in detail about the plans for its development and production site.
“We are pleased that we can already carry out preparatory earthworks and shoring work on the site,” says Dr. Markus Gräf, Managing Director of Cellforce Group GmbH. “This means we are getting a little closer every day to our goal of being able to move into our new site in the Mahden industrial estate at the end of 2023 and start pilot production in 2024. The construction work for this is in full swing. ”
In addition to administrative buildings, facilities for researching cell chemistry and a pilot production facility for the small-scale production of battery cells are to be built on the site to test the batteries developed. In addition, the Cellforce Group is planning a state-of-the-art powerhouse to efficiently and sustainably manage its own energy needs on site.
The joint venture between sports car manufacturer Porsche AG and Customcells Holding GmbH, one of the leading developers and manufacturers of application specific battery cells, acquired the 28,151 square meter site in the Reutlingen-Nord/Kirchentellinsfurt industrial park last year. The Cellforce Group initially intends to develop and produce high-performance lithium-ion pouch cells for special automotive applications there. At the start, the production plant is to go into operation with a capacity of at least 100 MWh per year. This corresponds to high-performance battery cells for around 1,000 vehicles. The Federal Republic of Germany and the state of Baden-Württemberg are funding the project with around 60 million euros.