BATTERY SYSTEMS GigafactoryX to become one of the largest producers of battery systems in Europe
Impact Clean Power Technology S.A. – the European specialist in the electromobility market – begins construction of a modern battery systems factory – GigafactoryX – for the public transport, railroad sector and stationary energy storage for both the professional energy sector and individual users. The investment will multiply the company’s production capacity up to 5 GWh per year.
The GigafactoryX project assumes the construction of a giant battery factory for electric vehicles. Power systems will be based on lithium-ion cells in technologies: LTO, LFP and NMC. Thanks to the investment, production capacity of Impact Clean Power Technology S.A. (ICPT S.A.) will be significantly multiplied to the target level of 5 GWh per year in relation to the current daily production of 1 MWh. Construction of the GigafactoryX will involve the employment of approximately 200 new employees. The start of production planned for 2024 will guarantee the security of the supply of battery systems for the world’s largest brands.
Bartek Kras, CEO and co-founder of Impact Clean Power Technology S.A., says: "The main goals of our business are safety of transport, respect for the environment and customer trust. We want to further develop the company in the area of new products, as well as diversify our activities and increase production capacity. The decision to start the construction of GigafactoryX confirms our ambitious plans. I am convinced that the construction of this technologically advanced plant will be a strong impulse for the development of the electromobility and renewable energy industry in Poland and worldwide. The GigafactoryX is also the next step in the field of energy production and transformation of public transport and industry, which will consistently reduce CO2 emissions. So far, electric buses powered by batteries from Impact have traveled more than 100 million km, which means carbon dioxide reduction by about 115 million kg of CO2."
Filip Jankun, sales director at Impact Clean Power Technology S.A., comments: "According to the forecasts of leading companies analyzing the market, we estimate that in the next five years the growth of demand for battery systems in Europe will be maintained at a double-digit level. Such a significant increase in production capacity will allow us to maintain our position as a leading manufacturer of e-mobility solutions for public transport and industry. For our customers, the GigafactoryX is a guarantee of large order volumes, availability of service and on-time delivery based on the European supply chain."
The new production lines will be highly automated, which will affect not only production efficiency and the quality of produced batteries but also the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. The company will also take care of the ecological production process. It will be powered by photovoltaic installation stabilized by energy storage built from recycled battery systems previously used in public transport. Ultimately, half of the raw materials used in production will also come from recycling.
– We have built a very strong team of engineers and professionals in the company, thanks to whom the next generations of innovative battery systems have been developed in our laboratory for years. We supply our products to markets throughout Europe and in the United States and Asia. All over the world, IMPACT batteries power electric buses, streetcars, trolleybuses and industrial machines. In the area of energy storage, we are involved in groundbreaking RES projects in Poland. Thanks to advanced solutions, we support global activities toward a zero-emission economy, including the upcoming hydrogen revolution – says Bartłomiej Kras.
ICPT S.A. is a leading Polish manufacturer of battery systems. It deals with the production and integration of advanced battery systems based on lithium-ion cells. The company has three main product lines, which include: heavy-duty battery systems for transport and industry; stationary energy storage for the RES market, professional energy sector and industry and the development of hydrogen fuel cell systems.
The company’s products are used mainly in public transport, as well as in the sector of stationary energy storage, marine applications and industrial robotics. The company’s customers are Polish and foreign manufacturers of vehicles based on electric drives, including buses, streetcars, trolleybuses and yachts, as well as companies from the industrial, power (traditional and RES), railroad and telecommunication sectors. For 2021, Impact held about 15 % of the European electric bus battery market.