Manz AG receives second installment of a large order from the automotive industry

13.12.2018 08:01:00 CET, Reutlingen Manz AG has received the second installment of a large-scale order, won in early May 2018 from a Tier 1 automotive supplier, in the Electronics business segment. The order, with a total volume in the double-digit million euro range, involves machines used to automatically assemble the central cell contacting systems for battery cells in the electromobility field.

The order allows Manz AG to tap into another key field of electrical vehicle power trains. Originally designed for the consumer electronics industry, Manz AG has successfully developed its trusted LightAssembly platform for use in the automotive industry as well. The modular units are combined to achieve a tailored solution for the customer. Particularly in the e-mobility sector, in which a highly dynamic evolution is expected around the world in the coming years, a modular system offering a high degree of expandability and flexible adaptability offers real economic advantages. The LightAssembly lines expand to meet customer needs and requirements, easing the strain on investment budgets and boosting ROI.

Martin Drasch, CEO of Manz AG, notes: "Progress within the project so far shows the high demands that the dynamically expanding e-mobility market places on the all new automation solutions required. We have enjoyed outstanding collaboration with the Tier 1 automotive supplier and OEM in recent months, and have been able to prove ourselves to be a highly flexible development partner. Thanks to the process know-how of our engineers in the complex, dynamic area of assembly automation as well as in battery technology, we are able to develop optimum solutions in a very short time via simultaneous engineering processes. Time to market is a crucial competitive factor in the current transition from the classic powertrain with combustion engine to the battery drive. Our reliable and cost-efficient systems put our customers in an outstanding position."

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