Mercedes-Benz, GROB to collaborate on battery production

Mercedes-Benz is intensifying its collaboration with longstanding partner GROB-WERKE GmbH, a German specialist in battery production and automation systems. Together, they will develop and assemble both battery modules and battery packs to power Mercedes-EQ vehicles from 2025.

Apart from designing battery packs, the partners will jointly develop and construct battery production facilities for Mercedes’ global production network.

The carmaker already uses production systems from GROB WERKE in its battery plants, however, the partners plan to work even closer in the future to build “highly specialised production facilities in the spirit of ‘Design for Manufacturing’.

Local battery production is a key differentiator for Mercedes-Benz and its electric push. The company’s global battery production network will include nine battery factories on three continents, highlighting the company’s ambition to become fully electric by the end of the decade.

“The global Mercedes-Benz battery production network is a key pillar of the Mercedes-EQ model offensive, and the foundation of our strategic shift from ‘Electric First’ to ‘Electric Only’,” said Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, Production and Supply Chain Management.

“Through our partnership with GROB-WERKE, we want to leverage further potential in the area of manufacturing technology in terms of efficiency, digitisation and sustainability and thereby further expand our battery production capacity.”

Source: The News Market | Mercedes-Benz and GROB launch battery cooperation

5 August 2021

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