As we wrote here, MAN will put on work its battery production site in Nuremberg in 2025. The site, devoted to the production of battery packs for both trucks and buses, will have the target to make about 100,000 battery packs per year, with a total investment of 100 million euros.
A few days ago, the Bavarian Prime Minister Dr Markus Söder symbolically handed over four subsidy notifications from the state government totalling almost €25 million to the company. The sum is part of a comprehensive technology promotion for the further development of high-voltage batteries for electric trucks and buses. This means that four of the five funding projects have been approved by the Bavarian State Government.
MAN battery production site expected in Nuremberg
“Good news for Nuremberg at today’s works meeting: MAN is moving into the future and doing so with strong support from the Free State of Bavaria. Promised – kept: We are investing 30 million euros in funding for the development and research of battery technology at MAN. This is the starting signal for a genuine battery technology gigafactory in Nuremberg”, stated Dr Markus Söder. The decision in favour of Nuremberg as the location for MAN battery production is the result of close cooperation between representatives of employers and employees as well as politicians.
“I am very pleased that we are receiving the necessary support on this path. I would like to thank the Bavarian State Government, the City of Nuremberg, but also the employees’ side and all other bodies involved for the pragmatic and constructive cooperation, for the atmosphere of trust in the discussions and the quick decision-making processes. Germany can have a future – if, as here, politics and business pursue a common goal,” added Alexander Vlaskamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE.
Production of the battery packs in pre-series and small series on a smaller scale has already started in 2021. From 2025, battery production will be gradually ramped up with a new production facility and in a new hall. The ground-breaking ceremony for this is scheduled for autumn 2023.