BMW Group Thailand is plugging in for Thailand’s electrical future with the native meeting of Excessive-Voltage Batteries for BMW Plug-in Hybrid Automobiles
10.09.2019 Press Launch
BMW Group Thailand is marking one other historic milestone with the inauguration of an area high-voltage battery manufacturing plant in partnership with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of many world’s main automotive suppliers and a accomplice of BMW Group since 1966. BMW Group Thailand launched the native meeting traces in July 2019 on the DRÄXLMAIER Group plant.
Chonburi. BMW Group Thailand is marking one other historic milestone with the inauguration of an area high-voltage battery manufacturing plant in partnership with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of many world’s main automotive suppliers and a accomplice of BMW Group since 1966. BMW Group Thailand launched the native meeting traces in July 2019 on the DRÄXLMAIER Group plant in WHA Chonburi Industrial Property 2. The high-voltage battery meeting plant is assembling each battery modules and the battery itself.
Mr. Uwe Quaas, Managing Director of BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand stated: “One of many pillars of BMW Group’s world technique is electrification, and BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand is underlining its dedication to this mission by taking one other huge step ahead in our electro-mobility technique. The beginning of native battery manufacturing permits us to raised reply to rising home demand for electrified automobiles in Thailand. This new functionality additionally strengthens the efficiency of Plant Rayong in fulfilling the nation’s mission of sustainable mobility.”
Mr. Gerhard Irnesberger, Plant Director DRÄXLMAIER Group Thailand, stated, “It’s a main honor for us to be entrusted with the manufacturing of high-voltage batteries for BMW Group Thailand. Our firm sees itself as a dependable BMW accomplice within the areas wherein we function. Now we have lengthy expertise in providing probably the most modern options for premium automobiles within the fields of electrics, electronics, inside design and battery techniques. With 53 years of provider partnership on the world degree, we’re very happy to broaden our alliance and partnership with BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand.”
To make sure that the manufacturing course of meets the BMW Group’s distinctive requirements of high quality, specialists from BMW Group Munich had been concerned within the course of on the new DRÄXLMAIER Group facility all through the method to be able to arrange a stable basis for the longer term.
The high-voltage battery is a central ingredient of partially and totally electrified automobiles and a extremely subtle element that requires specialised abilities to provide. Due to the superior coaching and qualification applications initiated in September 2018, the workers from the DRÄXLMAIER Group who’ve participated within the battery manufacturing coaching program at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing – the BMW Group Competence Heart for e-drive manufacturing – and the BMW Group pilot plant for e-drivetrains in Munich, at the moment are prepared for the high-tech meeting work to provide the most recent era (Gen4) of the BMW Group high-voltage batteries This includes using cutting-edge manufacturing applied sciences onsite together with laser welding, plasma activation, robotics, gluing, automated optical and electrical inline high quality inspection together with end-of-line testing. The coaching can be targeted on supporting a extremely automated course of, which is a vital a part of battery module manufacturing, in addition to complete high quality assurance, product methodology and expertise, rework, and evaluation.
Geared up with a powerful grasp of battery manufacturing abilities, the workers will work on battery cells offered by a provider within the Asian area together with different imported elements – corresponding to aluminum housing, electronics, and cables – to roll out high-voltage batteries that meet BMW Group’s world-class customary and are in full compliance with Thailand’s native content material requirement regulation. Closing batteries will then be transported to Plant Rayong for the manufacturing of the whole vary of BMW 5 Sequence Plug-in Hybrid Automobiles, which has been in operation since July 2019. Since 2017, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand has assembled 4 BMW plug-in hybdrids at Amata Metropolis Industrial Property, Rayong province.
Following on from BMW Group Thailand earlier endorsement for incentives by Thailand’s Board of Funding (BoI) for a 700 million baht outlay in BMW plug-in hybrid electrical car (PHEV) manufacturing, the corporate has collectively invested with DRÄXLMAIER Group on this battery meeting plant, value 500 million baht. This new beacon for e-mobility improvements will additional unlock the competence of Thailand’s automotive business. The incentives from BoI additionally symbolize the unity between the private and non-private sectors on this endeavor in direction of a sustainable future.