Kyburz industrializes battery recycling with Vitesco

Freienstein ZH/Limbach-Oberfrohna – Kyburz Switzerland is joining forces with Vitesco Technologies to industrialize its process for recycling lithium-ion batteries. Both companies are building a next-generation recycling plant for this purpose in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Saxony.

Kyburz Switzerland has developed a process for recycling lithium-ion batteries. The manufacturer of small electric vehicles has been operating its first plant at its headquarters in Freienstein since 2020. 

Kyburz now wants to make the process ready for series production. According to a press release, it has entered into a cooperation agreement with drive specialist Vitesco Technologies, headquartered in Regensburg. The two companies are building a next-generation recycling plant at Vitesco's Limbach-Oberfrohna site in Saxony.

"By working with the Vitesco Technologies site in Limbach-Oberfrohna, which has decades of experience in the field of process automation and production technology, we have found an ideal partner to make our processes suitable for series production and to be able to serve demanding customers from different industries," Olivier Groux, Head of Battery Recycling at Kyburz Switzerland, is quoted as saying in the press release.

The collaboration offers Vitesco the opportunity to focus on a technology of the future at its site in Saxony. "The cooperation offers further attractive future prospects for the Limbach-Oberfrohna site, where series production of diesel injectors will be phased out by 2028," said Carsten Czenkusch, Vitesco's plant and site manager at Vitesco Technologies in Limbach-Oberfrohna. ce/stk

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