Chinese industry leader Senior opens first factory in Sweden
Shenzhen Senior Technology Material is a leading company in China’s battery separator film industry and a strategic supplier to the world’s top 10 lithium-ion battery manufacturers. As a global player, the company decides to be as close as possible to its European customers and business partners. Their Düsseldorf office, opened in 2018, was a first step in this direction. Now this Chinese company opened its first factory for battery separator film production in Europe, located at Eskilstuna, Sweden.
"Many European countries have announced to convert from combustion engines to electric vehicles over the next years. We want to seize the opportunity and the factory in Sweden is an important milestone to serving all our EU partners“, said SENIOR’s European Representative Kevin Zhu during the ceremonial opening.
The large-scale manufacturing plant will be equipped with high-automated production lines of both, wet process base film and coating. In harmony with Senior’s far-reaching environmental commitments, the factory's energy supply is based entirely on CO2-neutral hydropower. And the location near Sweden’s capital Stockholm has the logistical advantage of best transport connections and short distances.
Senior and Brückner Maschinenbau are successful cooperation partners in the field of battery separator film production since many years. Senior is already running a large number of Brückner lines, among them the most powerful battery separator lines worldwide. 8 of these lines are located in one of the most sophisticated factories in China, Changzhou . On some of them the films which will be coated in Eskilstuna in the future have been produced. Further Brückner lines for battery separator film production at the new Eskilstuna location have already been ordered for the planned expansion of the plant.
Reinhard Priller, Sales Director Brückner Maschinenbau says: „We are sure that Senior’s current investment in Sweden will guarantee them a major role in Europe’s future electric vehicle revolution. We are really proud of our long-lasting partnership with such a far-sighted player and we are looking forward to new exciting projects – of course also for Senior’s European site.”
深圳星源材质是中国电池隔膜行业的龙头企业之一，也是全球十大锂离子电池制造商的战略供应商。作为一家全球企业，该公司决定尽可能贴近其欧洲客户和业务合作伙伴。他们于 2018 年开设在杜塞尔多夫的办事处是朝着这个方向迈出的第一步。现在，这家中国公司在位于瑞典的埃斯基尔斯蒂纳设立了其第一个欧洲电池隔膜生产工厂。
布鲁克纳销售总监裴瑞乐先生说：“我们确信，星源材质目前在瑞典的投资将确保他们未来在欧洲的电动汽车革新中发挥重要作用。我们为能与这样一家有远见的厂家进行长期合作而深感自豪，我们期待着新的，令人兴奋的项目 — 当然也包括星源材质在欧洲的工厂。”
Shenzhen Senior Technology Material has formed a manufacturing network of several production bases and giga-factories, strategically located in Shenzhen, Changzhou and Hefei. The company is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Market and plans for further strong capacity expansion both in China and internationally.
Battery separator films are an important component in the production of lithium-ion batteries, which are indispensable for increasing electromobility. Whether cars, e-bikes, e-scooters or portable electronic devices such as notebooks and smartphones – all need Li-ion batteries.