GS Yuasa has been a pioneer in the creation of commercial lithium ion cells and batteries, including the development of a large-format prismatic lithium ion battery in 1993. GS Yuasa began manufacturing Lithium-Ion cells for commercial markets in the early 1990’s. Our Lithium-Ion technology has been successfully incorporated into a variety of applications for global markets. GS Yuasa has nearly two decades of practical experience in a multiple industries with large format Lithium-ion battery systems for energy storage and power applications.
Over the last 5 years, GS Yuasa has invested over $1.0B in upgrading, expanding and adding to its lithium ion cell manufacturing plants. There are currently five lithium ion manufacturing facilities with more than 1.1 million square feet of manufacturing space. Two additional facilities are under construction which will bring the total manufacturing space to more than 1.6 million square feet with the capacity to produce more than 2.6GWh of lithium ion cells by the end of 2012. These plants produce highly customized cell designs as well as automotive grade, mass production cells used in electric and hybrid electric cars.
In addition to manufacturing the battery cells, our facilities conduct extensive performance and safety testing such as charge/discharge, shock, vibration, and cycle life.