CustomCells opens new HQ and lab in Germany

CustomCells opens new HQ and lab in Germany

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January 25, 2024: Battery cells developer CustomCells announced its move into a new combined HQ and lab (pictured) at Itzehoe in northern Germany on January 18.

The company, founded in 2012 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute, said the move will spur innovation. Existing investors include VSquared Ventures and Porsche.

An extruder is on order for installation at the facility as operations ramp up.

CEO Dirk Abendroth said: “Research is fundamental to systematically reinforce and expand our own claim as a premium battery cell manufacturer.”

He said the company wanted to continue investing in Germany and significantly increase its patent applications from the double-digit number filed in 2023.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new, four-storey 10,000m2 facility took place in November 2022. The site is set to be expanded by an additional 6,000m2 over the next five years.

 CustomCells said the facility is entirely powered by renewable energy.

Since its founding, CustomCells said it has completed more than 2,000 projects for over 500 clients and the company has manufactured more than 20,000 meters of electrodes in Itzehoe.