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Representatives of the World's Important Companies Using Lithium Ion Battery Cells Met at ASPİLSAN Enerji

ASPİLSAN Enerji hosted lithium-ion battery cell users from various countries of the world in its factory located in Kayseri Mimarsinan Organized Industrial Zone.

ASPİLSAN Enerji Chairman of the Board of Assoc. Prof. Dr Ahmet Turan Özdemir said: "ASPİLSAN Enerji Kayseri Battery Production Facility is not just a factory, but a monument of freedom erected for the energy independence of our country. Our A28 lithium-ion cell, which is produced in the spirit of the National Technology Initiative and produced with the latest technology, has been preferred by many users, institutions and organisations in our country. Thus, it has figured its rightful place in critical national projects.

Our facility has EASA POA, EASA ADOA, ISO 9001/14001/45001/22163, AS9001, and AQAP 2120 quality certifications. In addition, our products have UN 38.3, MIL-STD-810, DO-160, MIL-PRF-32565, IEC 62660/62133/60623 and more standards. More than a hundred measurements and analyses at all stages, from the raw material acceptance, production process and quality control process to the final product, are carried out with our own devices and capabilities. The international certifications and standards, some of which I have just mentioned, are the competencies of a limited number of organisations in the world.

Within the scope of the Mobility Roadmap of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, we serve the purpose of Türkiye becoming a battery production centre in its region. In this sense, our A28 cell, which we have crowned with international quality certifications, has become a product that arouses interest in global markets. Türkiye, which has been importing lithium-ion battery cells for years, has become an exporter for the first time with the A28 cell.

Our A28 cell, whose low temperature and operating performance are better than its competitors, offers significant advantages in e-mobility, energy storage systems, consumer electronics and outdoor applications. Both our product quality and the location advantages of our country offer important opportunities to take our company to a global scale. Today, we met with industry professionals from North America, Europe and Asia under our company roof. We had the opportunity to introduce our R&D capabilities, production capabilities and product performance to our guests one-to-one.

In addition, we attend the fairs to increase our awareness as ASPİLSAN Enerji in the international arena. Because it shows that there is a need to hold industry meetings where we can show our talents on-site, hosted by our company. I would like to thank our guests for their interest in our products and services. We will continue to be worthy of this interest and diversify our products and services."

Ferhat Özsoy, General Manager of ASPİLSAN Enerji, which focuses on the European and US markets, said the following in his statement: "As ASPİLSAN Enerji, which established the first lithium-ion rechargeable battery cell production facility in our country and started mass production in June 2022, I would like to state that we are targeting the European and US markets as well as meeting Türkiye's needs in the field as of 2023.

In this context, ASPİLSAN Enerji hosted the representatives of crucial companies using lithium-ion battery cells in various countries of the world for a full day at ASPİLSAN Enerji's lithium-ion battery cell production facility. In this context, we organised a technical trip where information was given about our battery production processes. Hosting significant representatives of the sector at our facility in Kayseri is an important indicator in terms of showing our position in the ecosystem.

Considering both the battery cells used in ASPİLSAN Enerji's current battery cell production and the battery cell types used in the industry, the battery produced is aimed to be in NMC chemistry, 18650 cylindrical type, 2900 mAh capacity and 3.68V voltage. In this direction, the design of the battery has been completed and mass production has started. The annual production capacity of our plant is 220 MWh. This corresponds to 21 million 600 thousand cells per year. Our battery cell production facility infrastructure and the mechanical systems in the production line have been designed and manufactured in such a way that production can be made in all lithium-ion battery cell chemistries together with NMC. One of the most important points is that all intellectual and industrial property rights of the ASPİLSAN INR18650A28 battery cell belong to ASPİLSAN Enerji. We are introducing these features of our battery cell to the whole world with this event organised by us. Another source of pride for us is the fact that participants from America and Europe have attended a workshop on advanced technology that was organised in Kayseri by us. Thus, we are showing the world that technology is now being produced in a corner of Anatolia. The size, volume and importance of our work have become even more evident with this international workshop organized by us. The guests admired the fact that we have realised such an advanced technology investment in such a short time.
With the battery cells produced in our facility, we meet the needs of both the defence industry and the private sector with national technology and domestic production. In the following periods, we continue to develop battery cells of different types, sizes and technologies. The battery cells we produce can be used in radios, jammers, robotic systems, weapon systems, power tools, medical, hybrid vehicles (HEV), smart textile product batteries, e-bikes, e-scooters, forklifts and energy storage systems.

ASPİLSAN INR18650A28 Successfully Completed Tests in European Laboratories

Our battery cell has been certified to meet international quality standards after tests carried out in independent and impartial accredited laboratories in Europe.

In addition, tests and analyses were conducted by Batemo GmbH, a German company that is the global technology leader in simulation software for lithium-ion battery cells. Subsequently, the results of ASPİLSAN INR18650A28 cells were added to the battery cell libraries (BATEMO Cell Library), which include independent cell performance evaluations. The results obtained show that the A28 battery cells exhibit high performance at a similar level to the equivalent battery cells of the leading cell manufacturers leading the industry.

As ASPİLSAN Enerji, I can say that we have taken very critical steps in a short time in the lithium-ion battery, which is produced for the first time in our country and is very important for the energy needs of the industry. In this context, we are carrying out our activities to become a battery cell exporter of our country for the coming period."