Panasonic ramps up hiring for battery cell manufacturing at ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’
Fred Lambert, Elecktrek.co,
July 19, 2016
Things are starting to get interesting at the ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’ ahead of the ‘Grand Opening’ event set for July 29th. The goal of the factory is to bring a ~30% cost reduction on battery production through vertical integration and economy of scale.
While Tesla has been manufacturing battery packs at the factory since late last year, battery cell production is expected to be the next big step for Tesla to achieve its goals for the plant. Panasonic, Tesla’s strategic partner for the factory, is in charge of battery cell manufacturing on site and is reportedly ramping up hiring for cell production at the plant.
The company will hold a job fair for new openings at the Gigafactory, a second in two months, on August 10th at the Reno Convention Center.