Turkey's First Automobile Battery Factory is Established

Turkey's First Automobile Battery Factory is Established
Turkey's First Automobile Battery Factory is Established

Turkey has taken an important step in the production of batteries, which is the most critical part of electric cars. SiRo, which was established in partnership with Turkey's Automobile Enterprise Group (TOGG) and Chinese energy giant Farasis, will establish a battery cell and module production facility in Gemlik. The facility, which will be Turkey's first automobile battery factory, will provide employment for 2 thousand 200 people.

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank made an assessment on social media and said, “Turkey's first automobile battery factory is being established! It is a giant step for our automotive industry, which has the capacity to produce 2 million vehicles and can export more than $30 billion. In partnership with TOGG and Farasis, SIRO will manufacture 15 gigawatt-hour battery cells and modules.” used the phrases.

SiRo delegation visited President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in October and gave information about the development and production of battery products. The delegation also presented the investment plan and incentive application file to Minister Varank.


In the field of battery production, which is the biggest need of the automotive industry, which can export more than 30 billion dollars, TOGG and Farasis Energy have agreed to establish a joint battery production facility in Turkey. The two companies joined forces with SiRo, the abbreviation of Silk Road, which is the English language of the historical Silk Road, which connects East and West and plays an important role in the development of civilizations.


SiRo, which is thought to contribute to the technological transformation of the mobility ecosystem in Turkey,

It will develop energy storage solutions in automotive and non-automotive applications in its factory in Gemlik. SiRo, which will produce TOGG's battery modules and packages, aims to reduce foreign dependency in energy and accelerate the development of a clean and efficient energy system.


After the establishment of SiRo, TOGG Chairman of the Board Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu and Farasis Energy Co-Founder and CTO Dr. Keith Kepler visited President Erdoğan, who both launched and laid the groundwork for TOGG. Before the visit in October, the SiRo delegation also met with Minister Varank. In this meeting, Hisarcıklıoğlu and Kepler signed the investment plan and incentive application file and presented it to Minister Varank.


After this process, the President's Decision on the project-based support of SiRo by the Ministry of Industry and Technology was published in the Official Gazette. With the decision signed by President Erdogan, SiRo's investment in battery cell and module production will be supported on a project basis. With this investment, the battery module and cell, one of the most important components of TOGG and having a strategic quality, will be produced in Gemlik.


The 30 billion lira 15 GWh capacity battery cell and 19,8 GWh capacity battery module investment will contribute to the technological transformation of Turkey's electric vehicles and mobility ecosystem. The investment is expected to employ 400 thousand 2 people, 200 of whom are qualified.


TOGG, which Turkey owns intellectual and industrial property rights, will be Europe's first born electric SUV when it comes off the band in the last quarter of 2022. TOGG aims to meet consumers with 2030 different models by 5. Electric, connected and new generation TOGG will be produced in the factory established on an area of ​​1.2 million square meters in Gemlik.

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