French battery manufacturing company Saft has opened its third manufacturing site for energy storage systems (ESS) in Zhuhai, China, adding to its two existing facilities in Bordeaux, France, and Jacksonville, US. The sole focus of the factory will be on the assembly of ESS containers, and will have the capability of producing 200 containers per year, which is equivalent to 480MWh capacity. With this new facility, Saft now expands its energy storage manufacturing to three continents, also inline with its aim to shift from just a battery manufacturer to provider of fully integrated ESS Solutions. PTR believes that this new facility will help Saft have better access to Asian market and also potentially decrease costs and project lead times for the Asian customers of Saft, along with improving Saft’s global presence. Link to the news: https://www.energy-storage.news/news/saft-opens-480mwh-energy-storage-system-factory-in-china