With the intention of developing a national battery technology in Turkey and becoming a pioneer in the field, ASPİLSAN Enerji began its R&D efforts in 2017. In order to be a pioneer in the production of Li-ion cylindrical battery cells, which are not yet produced in our nation, to develop battery cell materials, to build a domestic ecosystem for battery design, and to localize raw materials, it has begun to establish the Lithium Ion Cylindrical Battery Production Facility. The cell will be of the 18650 type, using the Li-NMC/graphite chemistry, and have a capacity of 2800 mAh and a voltage of 3.6V. The facility has a 220 MWh capacity for yearly output.
The 25,000-square-meter facility in Kayseri Mimarsinan Organized Industrial Zone is made up of three buildings: an administration block, a battery and production block, and a 7600-square-meter reserve area. The reserve will be used in the future. The construction of the facility, whose foundation was laid on October 02, 2020, was completed by the end of December 2021.
Trial production has started after the completion of installation, commissioning, and field acceptance testing for the machinery, equipment, and auxiliary systems. In June 2022, optimization was completed, and mass manufacturing got under way.