King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands performed the opening ceremony for Eleo ‘s new battery facility in Helmond. In front of more than 250 guests at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the King used an electric excavator to unveil the first battery module produced by the plant.

Since its founding in 2017, Eleo’s focus has been developing and manufacturing high-quality battery systems for a wide range of applications—from construction and agricultural machinery to commercial vehicles. 

The opening of our factory is a special moment for the entire team, so we are very proud that His Majesty King Willem-Alexander performed the official opening of our new facilities,” said Bas Verkaik, co-founder Eleo“With this factory we can significantly increase our capacity to meet the growing demand for our battery systems. More than this, our factory serves as a blueprint for further international expansion in the coming years.”

After the official opening King Willem-Alexander was guided around the factory to learn about the battery system production process, as well as speak with employees about their work at Eleo.

Equipped with cutting-edge machinery enabling a fully-automated battery assembly process, the new state-of-the-art battery production plant covers an area of 3,000 m2 with further plans to triple the facility’s floor space to 9,000 m2.

The opening of the new facility aligns with the beginning of production for Eleo’s new generation of battery systems. This new generation offers industrial OEMs ultimate flexibility, with a scalable approach devised to meet the wide variety of requirements of off-highway applications.

Since the Yanmar Group acquired the majority share of Eleo in April 2022, they have been working together to achieve the goal of global electrification within the Industrial sector. The opening of the new battery factory is a huge step towards this goal, allowing for a projected annual production capacity of 10,000 battery packs. 

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