Nanotech Energy Taps Rockwell Automation to Advance Battery Plant

Florida-based battery cell manufacturer Nanotech Energy has confirmed a pioneering new partnership with Rockwell Automation. Specifically, it will empower Nanotech’s new production plant in Chico, CA to become one of the most advanced worldwide.

The deal follows extensive personal conversations between Rockwell Automation CEO Blake Moret and a team of senior Nanotech Energy executives. The final testing is being completed at Nanotech’s new 50,000ft2 Chico 2 manufacturing facility. After that, it will introduce Rockwell technology to deliver a series of measurable efficiencies. Also, it will bring further robustness to a manufacturing process already shown to be delivering exceptional results.

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Curtis Collar, Nanotech Energy’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, said, “As with any American manufacturing, our customers rightly expect the very highest standards in performance, efficiency, and quality. Automation is a key part of that. We’re delighted to have secured this agreement to make the Chico 2 manufacturing plant one of the most advanced battery production sites in the world.”

Troy Zerbe, Nanotech Energy’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “Securing the expertise of Rockwell Automation is a huge boost to our ability to produce the world’s best graphene-based lithium-ion batteries here in the U.S.

“This partnership will see Rockwell deliver our quality management system (QMS) and our manufacturing execution system (MES). It will also identify other areas where automation can benefit Chico 2. Also, it will provide inspiration and insights into where best we can leverage automation in our planned gigafactory. We’re delighted to be working in tandem with one of the leaders in this field. We look forward to incorporating further advances in the coming years.”