Toshiba announced that it will reinforce production of its SCiB lit-ion rechargeable battery with construction of a new production facility in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture.
Once completed the new facility will provide the company with an additional floor area of 27’000 square meters. Construction of this EUR 124 million investment is scheduled to start in July next year and Toshiba is planning on starting operations in October of 2020.
Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation (TISS) currently manufactures SCiB at its Kashiwazaki Operations facility in Kashiwazaki and promotes the SCiB in Japan and overseas.
The SCiB delivers long life operation, rapid charging, high input and output power and a large effective capacity. It operates across a wide temperature range and is very safe. Since its introduction in 2008, its versatility and reliability have won the battery application in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, the drive systems of railroad cars, and energy storage systems in substations.
Anticipating strong future demand for SCiB, Toshiba has decided to build an additional production plant in Toshiba’s Yokohama Complex. The facility will also serve as a production technology development center, positioning TISS to respond positively to future expansion of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery market.