FACTORY

In cooperation with strategic partners, Prime will produce batteries for significantly less cost using the concept of smart factory, innovative manufacturing, reduction of waste, and the simple optimization of locating most manufacturing process under one roof. We expect to lower our battery cells production cost with more than 20 percent.

The factory will be one of first “smart factory” for large-scale lithium batteries production. The ‘smart factory’ is the centerpiece of the digitalization of our entire company. In the smart factory, the products, machines and the entire environment are networked with each other and connected to the internet. Integration of the real world into a functional, digital world enables a so-called “digital twin” to be created, which allows the real-time representation of processes, systems and entire production shops.

CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

Our factory is powered by renewable energy sources, with the goal of achieving net zero energy.

GREATER FLEXIBILITY

The smart factory allows production to respond even faster to global market fluctuations and changing, even more individual customer demand. Digital production also makes it easier to produce increasingly complex products.

GREATER EFFICIENCY

Efficient use of resources such as energy, buildings or material stocks is a decisive competitive factor; a completely digital process chain also means constant inventory control: components can be identified at anytime and anywhere. Production facilities can be controlled from anywhere.

GREATER SPEED

Flexible production processes, simplified modification of existing production facilities and the installation of new facilities allow simpler, more efficient manufacturing processes. This in turn allows shorter innovation cycles, and product innovations can be transferred to more model series in a shorter time (time-to-market).

ATTRACTIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Active interaction between man and machine, also using new operating interfaces, will change the working environment in many areas. Taking demographic changes into account, this opens up new perspectives when creating new working and lifestyle models.

SMART LOGISTICS

From battery module configuration and ordering by the customer to the definition of required parts and their procurement, and then to production and delivery. To put this in visionary terms: “Once ordered, a battery pack looks for its production location and machine by itself.”

SMART PRODUCTION

3D printing/Additive Manufacturing: Use in rapid prototyping, protective covers (e.g. for tooling in man-robot cooperation), tools (e.g. gripping elements).
Machine learning/machines assist their users: The path to be followed by lightweight robots can be generated by “demonstration”, i.e. the worker leads the robots and the machine learns the path.
Production Data Cloud/worldwide availability of production data.