Nov 11, 2022

Prime Batteries Technology and EIT InnoEnergy join forces to scale up battery and storage production in Europe

Romania’s Prime Batteries Technology that produces lithium-ion batteries and tailor-made battery systems for the automotive, smart grids, and industrial sectors has signed an investment agreement with EIT InnoEnergy with the aim to scale up its annual production output to 8 GWh.

Beyond supporting the increased production ambitions, the investment formalises EIT InnoEnergy as a shareholder in Prime Batteries Technology that will also help the company in attracting and accessing talent.

Prime Batteries Technology has long-standing experience in producing battery and tailor-made storage solutions across a range of industries including automotive, marine, industrial and material handling, and energy storage. The company’s in-depth understanding of customer needs married with its broad coverage of value chain solutions has seen successful partnerships with large DSOs, EPCs, and renewable energy producers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Spain, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, and Turkey.

With the value of the global battery market due to double in the next four years as demand grows rapidly for lithium-ion batteries – and in Europe, this demand outstrips production – dynamic growth and strengthening of the continent’s supply chain is vital. It is on its way to become the second-largest battery producer after China by 2025 and this investment is an example of expertise and resource collaboration to enable rapid capacity scaling of key players in the market.

In the press released published yesterday, Vicentiu Ciobanu, chief executive officer at Prime Batteries Technology said: “We are delivering advanced storage solutions to various international customers, and we’ve already secured majority of the orders for 2023 and 2024. The quality and performance of our products are confirmed by a fact that over 80 per cent of our sales goes to returning customers. Due to growing demand, we need to increase our production capacity. Our ambition is to scale up our yearly production output to 2GWh by 2024 and to 8 GWh by 2026. We will do this by further developing our smart factory that at the same time enables us to make batteries at a significantly lower cost”.

“Active investment in the electrification of Europe is key to the continent’s energy security, and to fast track the transition towards sustainability. We are committed to find the best technologies and to support the most promising companies to help them grow and make real impact on an ever larger scale,” added Diego Pavia, CEO of EIT InnoEnergy.

Read original press release here.

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