According to the written statement made by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the construction start ceremony of 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.
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.
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, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said:´We will lay the foundation for another sign of the Turkish Century. We will lay the foundations of Turkey’s first battery factory. This technology will bring important capabilities to Turkey. It will make a significant contribution to the economy of our country. In terms of employment, it will have an important return for Bursa and Turkey.’
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 field. 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.