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Britishvolt and H&T Battery Components Collaborate on Battery Cans Made in UK for Automotive Battery Cell Applications

July 14, 2022
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  • Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt and H&T Battery Components Rechargeable (H&T) have signed a Memorandum of understanding [MoU] to collaborate on battery can component supply for automotive applications
  • H&T will develop a new battery can production line in Blackburn, UK, that will create a range of skilled jobs
  • H&T is a recognized global producer of battery can components
  • The news further supports Britishvolt’s vision to create a UK battery ecosystem as it prepares for scale up and volume production of advanced technology battery cells at its Northumberland Gigaplant

Northumberland, United Kingdom, 14/07/2022:

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt intends to collaborate with H&T, having signed an MoU, on the supply of battery can components for advanced technology battery cells for automotive applications, all battery cans supplied to the Northumberland Gigaplant will be produced in the UK.

With over 40 years’ experience, H&T is one of the largest battery component manufacturers globally and is a recognized world leader in precision cylindrical battery components for the lithium-ion battery can market.

The battery can producer is part of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group, a leading global company focused on the development and supply of precision-formed components in metal and plastic.

“H&T is renowned not only for the very high quality of its battery can components, but also for its manufacturing flexibility that enables it to provide bespoke solutions for its customers. Britishvolt’s MoU with H&T gives us the ability to provide our end customers with the battery cans that meet their exact requirements, and also supports our goal of localizing component production as much as possible.”

Sample supply of H&T battery can components is expected to come from its Centre of Excellence in Marsberg, Germany, with production ready cans sourced from the company’s manufacturing site in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Timon Orlob, Global Chief Operating Officer, Britishvolt

“H&T looks forward to engaging with Britishvolt to support the battery project in the UK.

Britishvolt, a pioneer focusing on the development of sustainable, low-carbon battery cells, is a great partner for H&T who has over 40 years of experience in the mass production of cylindrical battery cans. We will support with UK-based mass production and additionally with research and development out of our new established Center of Excellence in Germany for cylindrical battery can development.”

Tobias Ott, President, H&T Battery Components Rechargeable


Britishvolt’s MoU with H&T is one among a number recently signed by the company and supports its vision to create an ecosystem for scientific, commercial and financial stakeholders to work more closely together to develop additional market integration and competitive synergies for battery cell development and production.

Britishvolt aims to meet the increasing global demand for the production of battery cells and will manufacture them in a sustainable, environmental and economical optimal way in the UK and at other sites around the globe

Notes to Editors

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Ben Kilbey, Britishvolt’s Chief Communications Officer:
[email protected] +44 7305 032904

About Britishvolt

Battery pioneer and technology innovator, Britishvolt, is focused on development of next-generation battery cell technologies and associated research and development. It is dedicated to developing the future of electrified transportation and sustainable energy storage, producing best-in-class, low-carbon, sustainable, responsibly
manufactured lithium-ion battery solutions. Not all batteries are created equal.

Her Majesty’s UK Government announced on January 21, 2022, its support for Britishvolt from its Automotive Transformation Fund delivered by the Advanced Propulsion Centre. Britishvolt acquired battery cell developer and manufacturer, EAS, in May 2022, that will allow it to develop and scale up its larger 46xx high-performance cell formats and get them to customers quicker and more efficiently.

The deal is subject to completion and any regulatory approvals. Britishvolt believes that low carbon, sustainable, responsibly manufactured battery cells can help positively change the planet. The time has come to transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable, low carbon electricity.

The world deserves a clean air future for all.

About H&T

With over 40 years’ experience, H&T Battery Components is one of the largest global manufacturers of battery components and is a recognised world leader in precision cylindrical battery components for the lithium-ion battery market.

Strong innovation coupled with proven expertise ensures successful long term partnerships with the world’s leading battery manufacturers. H&T Battery Components offers its customers full service solutions from product design for manufacture, prototyping, tooling development, to testing and management of fast mass production ramp-ups worldwide. Together with its partners, H&T Battery Components paves the way for a sustainable and successful future.

H&T Battery Components currently manufactures over 12 billion cylindrical battery cans every year and employs more than 800 employees across our five global production plants and Centre of Excellence in Europe, the USA and Asia.

H&T Battery Components is part of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group, a leading global company focused on the development and supply of precision-formed components in metal and plastic. Founded in 1978, the Group today comprises of 15 medium-sized companies located in 9 different countries.

For more information on H&T Battery Components and the Heitkamp & Thumann Group please visit or

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