U.S. sustainable battery manufacturer Sakuu has engaged German strategy and operations consultancy Porsche Consulting to design its gigafactories for commercial production of 3D printed lithium-metal and solid-state batteries.
Under the partnership, Porsche Consulting, a subsidiary of the car manufacturer Porsche, will be responsible for building gigafactories that can meet Sakuu’s goal of producing 200 GWh of energy per year across its energy storage product line by 2030.
“With respect for its deep expertise in automotive plant ideation and execution, we ultimately selected Porsche Consulting due to our belief that its team exhibits mastery in designing large-scale manufacturing plants—start to finish,” said Robert Bagheri, Founder and CEO at Sakuu. “We look forward to breaking ground on our first gigafactory with Porsche Consulting’s contributions and support.”
Sakuu says the consultancy’s expertise in designing large-scale factories, particularly in the automotive space, will allow it to create gigafactories that focus on sustainable design and efficient manufacturing processes, which can be easily replicated at locations worldwide.
Sakuu’s first factory will be designed for roll-to-roll manufacturing of lithium-metal batteries. The other planned factories will use Sakuu’s Kavian platform to produce its solid-state battery line using advanced multi-material additive manufacturing.
Sakuu operates two facilities in Silicon Valley, California, where it is headquartered: a solid-state battery pilot line facility, and a client demo center, battery printing and additive manufacturing engineering facility.
Porsche Consulting provides advisory services in production and logistics, procurement and quality, research and development, corporate development, sales and marketing, people and culture, and finance.