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Tata Technologies to help fast-track Agratas' battery development efforts

Source: Tata Technologies

Tata Group subsidiaries Agratas and Tata Technologies recently announced their collaboration to scale former's product development and enterprise systems, to support the design, development and manufacturing of battery solutions e-mobility and energy storage. 

The collaboration seeks to leverage Tata Technologies' over 25 years of expertise in product development, digital engineering, digital manufacturing and product supply chain to accelerate Agratas' product development timelines, including integrating battery cells into modules and packs across multiple applications to match customer requirements.

The company is also developing digital business architectures to support the production of best-in-class battery solutions at Agratas' upcoming giga factories in India and the UK, along with support for sourcing skilled human resources for the battery maker. 

The alliance embodies the cross-Tata Group mission to develop a holistic e-mobility ecosystem that will advance the production and adoption of EVs in India and worldwide, according to the companies. 

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Tom Flack, CEO, Agratas, commented, "We are fully committed towards delivering best-in-class battery solutions to our customers and helping to supercharge the global transition to electric mobility and clean energy storage".

"Teaming up with Tata Technologies strengthens our pursuit of this mission, helping us to leverage its expertise in EV engineering, including competitive design, packaging and integration of battery packs that are critical for the performance of our customers' products, from next generation EVs to energy-dense storage solutions".

"Our collaboration with Tata Technologies also maximizes inter-group synergies and business excellence, showcasing the strategic benefits of being part of the Tata Group", he added.

It is to be noted that Agratas is expected to commence battery cell production in 2026, with Tata Motors and JLR brands as its prime customers to start with.

"The trust awarded by Agratas reaffirms our long-standing expertise in EV engineering and digital transformation solutions for sustainable products. We believe this collaboration will help us strengthen our capabilities around the design and integration of battery pack solutions into battery electric vehicles and also help Agratas accelerate the industrialization of its giga factories in the UK and India, enabling it to deliver competitive battery solutions to its customers", said Warren Harris, CEO & MD, Tata Technologies. 

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