ElringKlinger has bagged an order for metal battery housings from a global Tier 1 supplier.
The battery housings are intended for use in commercial vehicles and city bus applications in the American market.
The series order has a five-year term with a total order volume in the low three-digit million-euro range.
To this end, ElringKlinger is investing in new production facilities at its U.S. site in Buford, GA, until the planned start of production in 2024.
Battery housings and associated subassemblies made of metallic materials are part of ElringKlinger’s broad product portfolio for the next generation of mobility and are already being mass-produced.
In this order, the business unit has used its core competencies in acoustic component optimization, lightweight structural construction in metal, thermal insulation and electromagnetically compatible (EMC) shielding. As a result, it has been possible to functionally optimize the components offered according to customer requirements.
Peter Walker, Vice-President, Metal Forming & Assembly Technology, ElringKlinger said: “With our metal assemblies for battery-electric applications, we support customers worldwide. ElringKlinger offers its customers the best service based on our decades of core capabilities in stamping and forming technology – from development support as part of the product idea to the best possible series implementation. In doing so, we meet the highest quality standards with the latest technologies and state-of-the-art equipment.”
ElringKlinger has been developing and producing components for lithium-ion batteries for various hybrid and battery-electric vehicle models for more than ten years.
The know-how in the development and series production in battery technology includes battery systems, battery modules as well as components for batteries, such as cell contacting systems, module connectors, cell covers, sealing systems or pressure compensation seals.