Comexi, Basquevolt, and Schneider Will Collaborate in the Development of High-Precision Machinery for the Manufacturing of Electric Batteries
25 April 2023
Comexi takes a new step forward in its firm commitment to the electric battery sector. The Catalan company has reached an agreement with Schneider Electric and the new generation battery manufacturer, Basquevolt, to collaborate in the development of high-precision machinery for the manufacturing of batteries. This decision will make a significant contribution to strengthening the European supply chain against major Asian competitors.
The three companies are part of the UPCELL alliance (European Battery Manufacturing Alliance). The alliance’s primary objective is to strengthen the competitiveness of European electric batteries manufacturers, as China and the United States increasingly polarize this sector of the market.
"This collaboration will benefit the entire European ecosystem of battery manufacturers," professes Pablo Fernández, the chief engineering and programs officer at Basquevolt. Furthermore, he belives the machinery developed by Comexi and Schneider will provide cutting-edge solutions for fourth-generation batteries, thus allowing the pilot line to be launched in 2025 with the best equipment.
This agreement is in line with Comexi's decision to manufacture a new range of slitting machines for copper and aluminium electrodes, which offer high productivity and the best quality on the market. Raúl El Fakdi, the director of Comexi’s slitting business unit, comments that "diversification towards markets with high attractiveness and potential is one of Comexi's strategic plans. We have the technology and knowledge to effectively contribute and reinforce the current ecosystem of equipment suppliers for the manufacturing of electric batteries”.
About Comexi – www.comexi.com
Comexi, founded in 1954, has extensive experience in manufacturing equipment for the flexible packaging conversion industry. As a world leader, it operates six product lines, each specialized in a different conversion process: flexography printing, offset printing, digital printing, laminating, slitting, and digital services. Furthermore, it has a Service and Technical Assistance Business Unit that offers service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The company has two production plants: one in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona, Spain) and another one in Montenegro, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). There are also two offices in Miami (USA) and Moscow (Russia). Moreover, Comexi is represented in more than 100 countries. This commercial network allows us to have proximity to our customers in order to optimally respond to their needs.
Comexi includes the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre, Comexi CTec, where the company provides support and shares its knowledge with various groups involved in the flexible printing industry process.
About EMEA Electro Solutions - https://emeaelectrosolutions.com/
Founded in 2016 as a result of its experience and global interest in electronics and microelectronics, EMEA Electro Solutions, based in Barcelona, contributes its strengths and experience to the unification and improvement of the electric mobility sector.
The Catalan company is dedicated to commercialising and providing specialised technical support for equipment to develop and manufacture electronics, microelectronics, and batteries.
The first contact with batteries was in 2020, when EMEA worked with a major EV company in Barcelona, and since then the battery division has been growing year by year, constantly developing its expertise and bringing new solutions to the most demanding markets.
The aim of EMEA Electro Solutions is to create a powerful synergy between the advantages of its suppliers, its machinery, and its culture. The company consistently focuses on the values of innovation, reliability, flexibility, modularity, and practicality.
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