Recently, the world-renowned car sunroof manufacturer Webast started the power battery assembly production at the Schierling plant in Germany, supplying a European bus manufacturer. Beginning in early 2020, the plant will also manufacture self-developed standard battery systems for commercial vehicles.
In the field of car sunroof, almost every car manufacturer is a partner of Webast. As early as 5 years ago, Webast developed a dual strategy of “strengthening” and “participating”. In the future, it will not only further expand its core business in the roof and heater field, but also through charging solutions and battery systems. The field of electric vehicles opens up more business areas.
To this end, Webast invested 11 million euros (about 86 million yuan) to build a multi-product line at the Hilling plant, and invested 18 million at the Hengersberg base in Germany. Euro (140 million yuan), establish a sample workshop and test center.
"Webast Power Battery Pack"
Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Webast Global Management Committee, said: "We have successfully entered the future travel market through innovative products. The first buses with Webast batteries will soon be on the streets of major European cities."
It is worth noting that this is not the first time Weibast has laid out in the field of power battery systems. As early as March 2018, Webast has cooperated with Samsung SDI in the field of power battery systems. Samsung SDI supplies and develops battery modules. Webast integrates this module into the battery pack to form a battery system. In April, Webast announced that it will invest 400 million yuan to build a new energy power battery system R&D center and manufacturing center in Jiaxing, Zhejiang. The project has an annual production capacity of 60,000 sets of power battery packs and is scheduled to be put into production in early 2020.