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Italvolt SpA, ABB join forces for developing gigafactory in Italy

Mauro Martis, ABB and Lars Carlstrom, Italvolt during the agreement signing (Source: Italvolt)

Electric-vehicle battery manufacturer, Italvolt SpA has announced that it has partnered with ABB for Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) at its site in Northern Italy.

The collaboration aims to jointly explore how automation, electrification, and digitalization solutions can fast-track production processes for battery manufacturing.

More precisely, the technology partnership with ABB will bring Italvolt:

  • Expertise in design and delivery of electrification and automation solutions for power control, distribution, and management, optimization of manufacturing processes and long-term energy efficiency
  • Consultancy on robotics and autonomous operations for transportation and handling of material in the process units of the plant
  • Exploration of solutions for data gathering, processing, cloud storage, and analytics for production planning, quality control, management, operations, and reporting

Lars Carlstrom, CEO, and founder of Italvolt stated: "Italvolt has the objective of gathering industrial excellence in each area of our business and we are glad to announce this partnership agreement with ABB, one of the foremost names in the global industry. ABB's state-of-the-art technology will help us in ensuring the sustainability of our production plant as well as enable efficient, reliable, and cost-effective production. We are happy that ABB is joining us for the journey."

Mauro Martis, South Europe Cluster Manager, Process Industries, ABB believed, "Italvolt's plans for large-scale manufacturing are crucial for electrical mobility, increased sustainability and reindustrialization of the region."

Together we will explore our technologies and synergies with Italvolt, providing our know-how for this ambitious project, he added.

The gigafactory will be located at the famous Olivetti site and is being designed by the Italian automotive design house division Pininfarina Architecture.

Author : Debi Dash
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