Sakuú Corporation, San Jose, California, USA, has opened a multi-faceted engineering hub for its battery platform Additive Manufacturing building in Silicon Valley. This multi-million dollar investment follows the recent opening of Sakuu’s battery pilot line facility, currently producing batteries for clients, and the company’s successful follow-on funding round of $62 million earlier in the year.
“We are in a rapid growth phase due to strong demand for our forthcoming printed batteries,” stated Sean Sharif, VP of Global Supply Chain and Logistics. “Our new facility paves the way for our first 3D printing platform gigafactory, dubbed Sakuu G-One. The facility will allow our teams to fine-tune all aspects of our battery printing technologies to enable swift deployment of our gigafactories.”
Sakuú’s new facility is 7,339 m2 and is expected to be used as the company’s flagship engineering hub. It will house a confluence of teams: battery, engineering, material science, R&D and Additive Manufacturing, and will oversee new gigafactory employee training and client product demos. It is estimated to be staffed by 115 employees by the first quarter of 2023. The new facility will allow Sakuu to scale its Additive Manufacturing battery platform as the company looks to open gigafactories around the world with a total energy output goal of 60GWh by 2028.
“Sakuú is committed to building an extremely talented workforce that wants to be part of our reinvention of sustainable energy production,” commented Robert Bagheri, founder and CEO. “We are on a mission to build a company and brand that is driven by transformative products that can leave an impactful legacy for societal and environmental change.”
The new facility will feature two of Sakuú’s flagship products. First is Sakuu’s Kavian platform, said to be the world’s first at-scale Additive Manufacturing platform capable of rapidly additively manufacturing safe, ultra-high energy density solid-state batteries in custom shapes and sizes. Second is Sakuú’s non-battery manufacturing platforms which are reported to be capable of producing medical devices, IoT sensors, and other cutting-edge electrical devices produced in a highly sustainable and efficient manner.