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AVL and Henkel Join Forces in Battery Development for E-Cars

AVL delivers Simulation- and Test Systems for new Battery Test Center

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The German industrial and consumer goods group Henkel trusts in AVL's state-of-theart simulation solutions and testing technologies for e-car battery development. In the new Battery Test Center of the Düsseldorf-based major corporation, batteries are virtually mapped during development, put through their paces and subsequently optimized. The goal is to enable OEMs and suppliers to implement reliable, fast as well as sustainable processes in battery production.

Graz, Austria, September, 2023: From development-scale batteries to series production. In the new TISAX-certified Battery Engineering Center with its attached Test Center, Henkel accompanies its partners from concept idea to the finished and ready-to-use product. The company does so together with AVL, among others. The world's leading mobility technology company supplies innovative tools, equipment and solutions for the simulation and testing of battery systems for electromobility. This allows existing, as well as possible future, innovative material and system combinations to be virtually mapped and tested under real conditions and during charging and discharging cycles. In addition, battery performance tests can be conducted virtually and in real life under a wide range of climatic conditions. The core of the solution is the automation software, which controls and integrates all components of the test bench in real time.

Dr. Olaf Lammerschop, Global Technology Lead for E-Mobility Henkel: “Having the opportunity to simulate and test full automotive battery packs with AVL equipment & simulation tools is a great advantage for our product development and innovation endeavors. With that, our new Battery Test Center enables us to co-innovate with our customers and partners and to demonstrate product performance benefits under real-life conditions.”

Urs Gerspach, Executive Vice President Test Systems and Global Operations AVL: "The cooperation between Henkel and AVL enables the consistency of simulation and testing in battery development - from concept idea to validation. Thus, a state-of-the-art overall process can be realized from the analysis of the battery to the simulation of the developed solution to the real validation on the test bench. AVL is proud to be able to support Henkel in its future activities on the path towards climate-neutral mobility."

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL's passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

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