May 16, 2020

The Autins Group celebrates its role in creating award-winning Jaguar F-Pace

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Jaguar Land Rover
Auto Express
automotive manufacturing
Nell Walker
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The Autins Group celebrates its role in creating award-winning Jaguar F-Pace
The Autins Group is celebrating its part in the manufacture of an award-winning new vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover.



The Autins Group, based in Rugby...

The Autins Group is celebrating its part in the manufacture of an award-winning new vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover.

 

The Autins Group, based in Rugby, UK, is a specialist in the world of automotive car part production. It has supplied Jaguar Land Rover for many years, supplying such parts as wheel arch covers, under-seat pads, dash pads, and hush pads as it has done for the newly-launched Jaguar F-Pace SUV.

This particular car was named Auto Express Car of The Year for 2016 earlier this year, leaving Autins staff delighted.

Laura Farnell, Group Marketing Manager for Autins, stated: “The Autins Group has a long and successful relationship with Jaguar Land Rover. As a company, they are keen to use the technology we have available in our factories to raise the standards in car production. We are delighted to have played a part in bringing such a high quality vehicle to market.”

Auto Express specifically referenced elements of the car Autins had contributed to, stating the interior has “classy materials and an excellent finish”.

The Autins Group works hard to ensure vehicles are as economical as possible regarding weight reduction and insulation, as well as creating parts which reduce noise and vibration. The company as previously supplied parts for the Land Rover Evoque, which also went on to win prestigious awards.

 

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May 12, 2021

Ultium Cells LLC/Li-Cycle: Sustainable Battery Manufacturing

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2 min
Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing

Ultium Cells LLC - a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solutions - has announced its latest collaboration with Li-Cycle. Joining forces the two have set ambitions to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing

 

What is Ultium Cells LLC?

Announcing their partnership in December 2019, General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solutions established Ultium Cells LLC with a mission to “ensure excellence of Battery Cell Manufacturing through implementation of best practices from each company to contribute [to the] expansion of a Zero Emission propulsion on a global scale.”

Who is Li-Cycle?

Founded in 2016, Li-Cycle leverages innovative solutions to address emerging and urgent challenges around the world.

As the use of Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in automotive, industrial energy storage, and consumer electronic applications rises, Li-Cycle believes that “the world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better recycle these batteries, while also meeting the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials.”

Why are Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces?

By joining forces to expand the recycling of scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing in North America, the new recycling process will allow Ultium Cells LLC to recycle cobalt, nickel, lithium, graphite, copper, manganese and aluminum.

“95% of these materials can be used in the production of new batteries or for adjacent industries,” says GM, who explains that the new hydrometallurgical process emits 30% less greenhouse gases (GHGs) than traditional processes, minimising the environmental impact. Use of this process will begin later in the year (2021).

"Our combined efforts with Ultium Cells will be instrumental in redirecting battery manufacturing scrap from landfills and returning a substantial amount of valuable battery-grade materials back into the battery supply chain. This partnership is a critical step forward in advancing our proven lithium-ion resource recovery technology as a more sustainable alternative to mining, " said Ajay Kochhar, President, CEO and co-founder of Li-Cycle.

"GM's zero-waste initiative aims to divert more than 90% of its manufacturing waste from landfills and incineration globally by 2025. Now, we're going to work closely with Ultium Cells and Li-Cycle to help the industry get even better use out of the materials,” added Ken Morris, Vice President of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, GM.

Since 2013, GM has recycled or reused 100% of the battery packs it has received from customers, with most current GM EVs repaired with refurbished packs.

"We strive to make more with less waste and energy expended. This is a crucial step in improving the sustainability of our components and manufacturing processes,” concluded Thomas Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer, Ultium Cells LLC.

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