According to the written statement made by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend Siro Silk Road Clean Energy Storage Technologies Battery Development and Production Campus, which was established in partnership with Turkey’s global mobility brand Togg and Chinese energy company Farasis, to develop energy storage solutions. The construction start ceremony will be held with the participation of .
Critical step for Türkiye
According to the statement, Turkey is taking important steps to catch up with the change and transformation in the global automotive industry.
After Togg’s T10X model was taken off the mass production line and appeared on the streets, a critical step is taken regarding the battery, one of the most important components of electric vehicles.
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, whose views are included in the statement, stated that after the mass production of Togg at the production base in Gemlik, investments continue in Bursa and that the foundations of Turkey’s first battery factory will be laid here.
Engagement of the Century of Türkiye
Stating that the battery factory, which will bring important capabilities to Turkey, will also provide a significant income in terms of employment for Turkey and Bursa, Varank said:
“Our Honorable President will visit Bursa and Gemlik on Monday. We will lay the foundation for another very important investment of Turkey. We will lay the foundation for another token of the ‘Century of Turkey’. We will lay the foundations of Turkey’s first battery factory. This technology “It will bring important capabilities to Turkey. It will make significant contributions to our country’s economy. It will also bring a significant return to Bursa and Turkey in terms of employment.”
Value added production
Pointing out that the key to value-added production and value-added development is such investments, Varank said, “We will continue these investments, as we have done so far. An important industrial city like Bursa will get its share from these investments. The investments we make here are just that. It will develop the whole of Turkey, not the city.” made its assessment.
Battery development and manufacturing campus
Siro Battery Development and Production Campus, which will be established on an area of 607 thousand square meters next to Togg’s production base in Gemlik, is planned to be completed by the end of 2024. The latest generation, high energy density battery cells will be produced on the campus where cells, modules and packages will be produced.
With the Siro Battery Development and Production Campus, Turkey will become an important integrated energy storage center in Europe and the Middle East in this area. Thus, Turkey will have the competence to develop and produce cells, which is available in only a few countries.
Siro, whose production capacity will reach 20 GWh per year by 2031, will own the intellectual property of all the products and solutions it develops.
Siro will provide fixed energy storage services for industrial applications, marine vessels and renewable energy to neighboring countries as well as Turkey.