VARTA AG opened its new lithium-ion cell factory at the Nördlingen site recently. The new building, which offers a total of 15,000 square meters of production space on two floors, was inaugurated in the presence of the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Hubert Aiwanger and the CEO of VARTA AG, Herbert Schein. The new building is an important step for VARTA in its growth strategy. With the new factory, the company now has a production area totalling 60,000 square meters in Nördlingen and thus the infrastructure for further growth. New customer orders are already running in on-site production.
Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA AG: “We are in a technology competition. If you want to be at the forefront, you always have to present new and better batteries. That is exactly what VARTA does. People want to be independent. They want maximum flexibility – privately as well as professionally. Because of this, innovations for mobile, reliable energy are required. VARTA supplies them in the form of high-performance lithium-ion cells for a wide range of applications.” Schein emphasized that the political will and the vision to keep innovation and technology in Europe, in Germany, are needed. “Today, the battery is the strategic component of the future. It was a political decision at the highest level to promote research and the expansion of battery technology in Europe. And it was the right decision,” said Schein.
In Nördlingen, VARTA mainly produces the small lithium-ion cells that are used, for example, in Premium True Wireless Stereo Headsets (TWS). These cells, called CoinPower, enable applications such as noise cancelling or voice control to be integrated into Bluetooth headsets that can be worn wirelessly in the ear.