80% of the construction of Turkey's first lithium-ion battery production facility to be established in Kayseri by ASPİLSAN Energy has been completed.
Established in Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone in 1981 with the contributions of charitable business people, ASPİLSAN Energy adds power to the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) by producing batteries and batteries specific to the devices used according to the needs of military units.
The factory, which has improved itself with the investments it has made, provides power to almost all kinds of portable devices or wearable technological products sold worldwide with the batteries it produces today.
ASPİLSAN also designs TAF's radio, night vision system, jamming system, anti-tank system and robotic system batteries used in mine scanning, bomb disposal, batteries and batteries used in missile and guidance kits, and anti-torpedo batteries.
80% of construction completed
According to the information received from ASPİLSAN, 25 percent of the construction has been completed in Turkey's first lithium-ion battery production facility, which has a closed area of 80 thousand square meters, which was founded in Mimarsinan Organized Industrial Zone in October last year and will begin mass production in the near future.
At the same time, the needs of both the defense industry and the private sector will be met at the facility, which will mass-produce lithium-ion batteries in Europe, and work on the development of battery cells of different types, sizes and technologies will continue in the future.
While ASPİLSAN, which carries out works for domestic production, is currently dependent on abroad only for cell supply, it will become the only cell producing company in the region with the new investment. The factory, which will end foreign dependency in this regard, will provide completely domestic production when the mines such as nickel, cobalt and manganese to be used as raw materials are supplied from the country. The total number of personnel in the production facility is expected to be 2022 in 300 and 2023 in 400.
It will also contribute to “Turkey's Automobile”
The first battery to come off the production line will be of the cylindrical type, with a capacity of 2,8 ampere-hours and a voltage of 3,6 volts. The facility, which will consist of three parts: electrode preparation, battery assembly and formation lines, will have a production capacity of 60 batteries per minute. Batteries that can operate at low temperatures can be used in a wide variety of battery systems, as they have a high C-rate (discharge rate). Cells with cylindrical cells, but with higher capacity, can also be produced in the same machine systems at the factory.
It is aimed to complete the installation of machine systems in January 900 at the factory, whose approximate cost is planned to be between 1 million and 200 billion 2022 thousand liras, and to start mass production in April 2022. ASPİLSAN, which is preparing to contribute to the automobile to be produced by Turkey's Automobile Enterprise Group (TOGG), will be able to produce domestic batteries for TOGG when the second phase of the investment is completed.