Sakuú selects Porsche Consulting for design of Additive Manufacturing gigafactory for battery production

January 24, 2023

Sakuú has partnered with Porsche Consulting to design its gigafactories (Courtesy Porsche Consulting)
Sakuú has partnered with Porsche Consulting to design its gigafactories (Courtesy Porsche Consulting)

Sakuú Corporation, San Jose, California, USA, has selected Porsche Consulting, a subsidiary of the automotive manufacturer, to design Sakuu’s first-of-its-kind Additive Manufacturing gigafactory for commercial production of additively manufactured lithium-metal and solid-state batteries.

The partnership is expected to enable Sakuú to move forward and meet its 2030 annual energy output goal of 200 GWh across its developing energy storage product line.

“We’re thrilled to become an integral part of Sakuu’s journey as it embarks on building gigafactories that break all norms in commercial-scale energy manufacturing,” stated Gregor Harman, CEO of Porsche Consulting, North America. “Their seminal and scalable Additive Manufacturing approach can bring incredible innovation to major industries transitioning to new energy solutions — automotive and beyond.”

Porsche Consulting’s experience in large-scale factory design, particularly in the automotive space, will enable Sakuú gigafactories to prioritise sustainable design whilst maximising manufacturing efficiencies that can be replicated across locations around the globe.

Sakuú’s first plant design will accommodate roll-to-roll manufacturing for its line of safe, high energy density lithium-metal batteries, followed by a series of plants which utilise Sakuú’s Kavian™ platform solution to produce its Swift Print™ solid-state battery line via advanced multi-material Additive Manufacturing. Kavian is said to be the first at-scale Additive Manufacturing platform capable of manufacturing safe, ultra-high energy density sold-state batteries in custom shapes and sizes.

“With respect for its deep expertise in automotive plant ideation and execution, we ultimately selected Porsche Consulting due to our belief that its team exhibits mastery in designing large-scale manufacturing plants – start to finish,” added Robert Bagheri, Founder and CEO at Sakuú. “We look forward to breaking ground on our first gigafactory with Porsche Consulting’s contributions and support.”

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