Valmet Automotive has completed and delivered one million battery packs to automotive customers in less than three years. The company continues expanding its battery production capacities both in Finland and Germany.
Valmet Automotive is a leading player in the European market for outsourced production of battery systems. In 2021, the company’s battery pack production was 400,000 units, and the total cumulative volume has now surpassed the one million mark. Major customers for battery systems include Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Cars.
Today´s powerhouse of Valmet Automotive’s battery production is the plant in Salo, Finland. The Uusikaupunki battery plant, under one roof with the car plant, started production in 2021. Additionally, a third battery plant in Kirchardt, Germany, is currently ramping up production.
Valmet Automotive’s expansion in battery business is also visible in the scope of battery systems it delivers, ranging from 48V to high-voltage battery systems, and in the versatility of provided services, including battery concepts, development, prototyping, testing/validation and series production.
Valmet Automotive has also developed and introduced the Modular Power Pack. This system copes with a variety of power applications for off-highway vehicles such as agriculture, construction, mining and forestry, as recently showcased in Ponsse’s EV1 electric forest machine technology concept. It also serves the truck & bus industry and industrial electrification applications.
– Producing one million batteries for prestigious automotive OEMs is an achievement we must be proud of. According to our strategy, we will continue to expand the battery business to serve our current customers but also to develop new products, industries and customers, says Jyrki Nurmi, Senior Vice President, EV Systems.
The expansion of battery-related business is linked to Valmet Automotive’s sustainability targets, including CO2 neutrality, personnel work satisfaction, and reducing waste and increasing its re-use and recycling-rate. Valmet Automotive Group is CO2 neutral in all its operations and is providing an important contribution to the development of electromobility and climate protection.
Mikael Mäki, Manager, Corporate Communications, Valmet Automotive
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The Valmet Automotive Group is a leading European manufacturer of electric vehicle battery systems and automotive kinematic systems (including electric vehicle charging flaps and active spoilers) for OEMs, as well as being one of the largest vehicle contract manufacturers in the world. In its strategic development, Valmet Automotive Group focuses on electromobility through the development and manufacturing of battery modules as well as packs for electrified vehicles. The activities in the group are organized in three business lines: Manufacturing, EV Systems and Roof & Kinematic Systems. Since its founding in 1968, Valmet Automotive has produced approximately 1.8 million vehicles at its plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Valmet Automotive also operates two battery systems plants in Salo, Finland and Uusikaupunki, Finland and a third in Kirchardt, Germany. The company has locations in Finland, Germany, and Poland. Valmet Automotive’s largest shareholders are state-owned Finnish investment company Tesi and the Pontos Group, each with a stake of 38.46 %. 23.08 % is held by the Chinese Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), the world leading manufacturer of battery cells for electric vehicles.