Sustainable factory systems

Integrated planning of battery cell production.
© Fraunhofer IST, Marén Gröschel
Holistic planning of battery cell production.

Comprehensive approach – from process to factory roof

In the topic area “Sustainable Factory Systems“, the focus is on the comprehensive design of production systems for current and future energy storage systems. The range of services covers much more than the planning and design of processes and process chains, and spans the design of the entire factory from the individual process to the factory roof. Diverse and complex interactions between products, processes, technical building equipment and buildings are taken into account. The focus is particularly on methods of the “digital factory“, such as simulation and the construction of “digital twins“ of products and processes.


Sustainability as an opportunity

The expertise in the topic area of “Sustainable factory systems“, together with the research infrastructure at the Fraunhofer Project Center (ZESS), are perfect prerequisites for transferring research results into industrial practice – e.g. for planning large-scale battery cell factories. Together with our partners, we are developing tools to minimize the ecological impact of energy storage production in particular, and thus are contributing to a more sustainable economy.  

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