Koç Holding, South Korean SK and Ford are opening a battery manufacturing plant!


A great transformation of electricity is taking place all over the world. If we look at the investments made mainly in European countries, we see that it was decided to create a factory for the production of batteries almost every 200 kilometers. This situation has given very similar results in Turkey. First, Togg and its Chinese trading partner Farasis, then ASPİLSAN and now Koç Holding, South Korean SK and Ford are setting up a new battery manufacturing plant.

Koç Holding, the Korean and Ford are opening a battery manufacturing plant!

When we look at the established facilities in Europe, we see that many companies and auto giants, from Tesla’s Gigafactory to Panasonic, from Volvo to Samsung and from Varta to Volkswagen, are rolling up their sleeves for battery manufacturing.

Of course, not all of these structures have the same capacity. For example, the creation of 3 new factories in France is planned. These are Envision, which will produce 2.5 GWh, Verkor, which will produce 16 GWh, and Acc. Similar tables also exist in other countries.

New in Europe: ASPİLSAN starts mass production!

New in Europe: ASPİLSAN starts mass production!

ASPİLSAN announced that the first lithium-ion cylindrical battery plant in Europe has finished. Now mass production has started.

But we have to separate Germany. Because 13 different companies are planning to invest here. Furthermore, among these, there are those who invest in the production of 40 GWh batteries per year, such as Tesla. A similar situation is taking place in our country.

In less than a year, 3 different companies have confirmed that they will establish facilities in Turkey. ASPİLSAN even started production. On the Togg side, we see that there are long-term but solid and very important plans for the future of automobiles.

It has now been announced that Koç, Ford and South Korea’s SK will establish a battery manufacturing plant with a capacity of between 30 and 45 GWh per year. Togg and Farasis, on the other hand, will start operating with their own plant reaching a production capacity of around 15 GWh per year starting from 2025.

Therefore, the fact that the whole world, especially cars, has started the electrical transformation is one of the reasons that triggered this situation. However, although it is a very profitable business in the long term, it is quite expensive in the short term (as in the duo Koç and Ford). So much so that the cost of this new facility to open in Ankara has exceeded 2 billion dollars.

A pleasant development in the production of batteries for Togg

Togg had already reached an agreement with the Chinese company Farasis on the production of batteries. It was rumored that Siro, which was founded as a result of this, will produce 15 gigawatt-hour battery cells and modules. Now some information about the technical characteristics of these batteries has been announced.

Ford battery manufacturing plant

According to the news, the Chinese company Farasis, Togg’s partner in the production of batteries, will produce its next-generation batteries, which can travel 250 km on an 8-minute charge (80% + filling) and offer 1.5 million km of life, at the Gemlik facilities in Siro. However, the integration of the fourth generation of new type batteries into Togg vehicles will take place in 2025.

However, it should be noted that the batteries to be used in the early Togg vehicles are also well advanced by market standards. Because it will be able to fill 80 percent in 30 minutes. Of course, let’s also say that the model mentioned in these data is not a 500, but a model with a range of 300 km. However, the fact that this period decreases to almost 1 in 4 in 2 years is quite a development.

Furthermore, according to a statement by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Fatih Dönmez, the production of lithium-ion batteries will be possible in the next period with lithium carbonate produced from liquid boron waste. The explanation on the subject is as follows:

We have signed a cooperation protocol with Aspilsan and Aselsan for the use of the lithium carbonate produced by Eti Maden from liquid boron waste in the production of lithium-ion batteries. It is hoped that domestic lithium will be the energy source of domestic technology. There may be new good news in 2022.

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