Manz AG, has convinced BMW Group, with its machines for the production of lithium-ion battery cells and has been awarded the contract for the construction of a highly integrated battery production line. The order for the BMW site in Parsdorf near Munich includes equipment for coating the electrode material and assembling the lithium-ion battery cells. The electrode coating sub-project will be implemented within Manz AG's established partner network. The cell assembly equipment will be developed and designed at Manz' locations in Germany and Slovakia. Together with its partners, Manz covers the entire value chain in lithium-ion battery production. Around one third of the projects are expected to have an impact on revenues and earnings this year. Together with strategic partners, Manz has a unique technology portfolio in Europe along the entire value chain - from electrode coating to module assembly. For customers, this holistic range of services results in significant competitive advantages in terms of the efficiency, performance and safety of battery cells and modules. In 2020 Manz entered into a cooperation agreement with the Chinese company Yinghe to offer customers equipment in the field of electrode production in the manufacture of lithium-ion battery cells. At the beginning of 2021 this was followed by a strategic cooperation with the equipment manufacturer GROB-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG. GROB is a pioneer in the construction of production and automation systems and impresses with highly complex and customized systems for mass production, especially for the automotive industry. Through cooperation with various partners, Manz combines the best for efficient cell and module production in one portfolio - from stand-alone machines for laboratory production, to systems for pilot and small series production, to complete assembly lines and turnkey solutions. At the same time, Manz stands out for its innovative strength and development expertise. Thus, flanked by the IPCEI funding project of the European Commission, the company is already developing solutions for the requirements of tomorrow. Manz therefore sees itself very well positioned to win upcoming project awards from other manufacturers.