ASPİLSAN Enerji has been doing research and development since 2017, aiming to develop a national battery and battery technology in Türkiye and become a leader in the field. It established the Lithium-Ion Cylindrical Battery Cell Production Facility in order to be a pioneer in the production of Li-ion cylindrical battery cells, which are not yet produced in our country, to develop battery cell materials, to create a domestic ecosystem in battery design and localization of raw materials. The 18650-type cell is produced in Li-NMC/graphite chemistry, with a capacity of 2900 mAh and a voltage of 3.68V. The annual production capacity of the facility is 220 MWh.
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 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 underway.