Australian flow battery maker has delivered $1.2 million worth of batteries made at its new factory in Thailand to support an emergency broadcasting service for a television network on the island nation of Fiji.
Redflow said the zinc-bromine flow (ZBM2) batterieswere bought by New Zealand-based telecoms infrastructure company Hitech Solutions— which has previously used Redflow batteries at telecoms sites in the Pacific Islands.
Japanese car giant Honda is investing in a batteries production line for a planned hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) manufacturing programme in Thailand.
Honda said the equivalent of around $160 million will be needed to pave the way for commercial production of locally made hybrid electric vehicles and batteries in Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post.
German auto giant Mercedes-Benz is to invest in a lithium-ion battery assembly plant in Thailand for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
Andreas Lettner, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Thailand, told the Bangkok Post the EUR100 million ($122m) Samut Prakan facility is scheduled to start operations in early 2019.
Just months after selling its Japan-based electric vehicles batteries business to China, Nissan is in talks with Thailand’s government about starting battery production there, BBB has confirmed.
Nissan regional senior vice-president Yutaka Sanada said during a Nissan conference in Thailand the country’s military government is “keen to support investment” in batteries and EV production, a Nissan spokesperson said.
Australian flow battery firm Redflow Limited has started installing equipment for a battery production line at its new factory in Thailand— putting the firm on track to launch initial operations in the country by the end of the year.
The announcement follows Redflow’s formation of a new entity— Redflow (Thailand) Limited— to create a base in the country to serve its Southeast Asia business.