PROGRAM | 11th EPT | DAY 1 | OCTOBER 25th, 2023

9.00 AM
Welcome to Day 1 of the EPT by Prof. Dr. Heiner Heimes
9.15 AM
Competitive Electric Vehicle Production in Europe: Innovations along the Value Chain
Prof. Dr. Achim Kampker, PEM of RWTH Aachen University
9.45 AM
Outlook on the battery manufacturing equipment industry - How to meet the European market demand and technology needs
Markus Hackmann, P3 Group GmbH
10.15 AM
Meet the Partners
10.30 AM
Break & visit of the exhibition
Session I:
Battery Production
Session II:
Components of Electric Drives
Session III:
Fuel Cell System Production
Session IV:
Emission-Free Commercial Vehicles
11.00 AM
Current and Future Energy Requirements in the Production of Lithium-Ion and Post-Lithium-Ion batteries
Dr. Florian Degen, Fraunhofer-Einrichtung Forschungsfertigung Batteriezelle FFB
Challenges and Potentials of “Design for Manufacturing” for Production Scaling with Volatile Quantity Scenarios
Dr. Florian Bachheibl, MOLABO GmbH
The Challenge of Building a Hydrogen Infrastructure
Dr. Robert Schönduwe, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
How to Successfully Speed up Electrification for Construction Equipment Vehicles
Dirk van Gogswaardt, Intercel Energie B.V.
11.30 AM
Quality Improvements and Sustainability of Laser Cut Electrode Material in Li-Ion Battery Production
Luca Schmerbeck, Sonplas GmbH
Influence of different polymeric coatings on PDIV performances in hairpin manufacturing
Piero Degasperi, TAU Group
Scaling Honda Fuel Cell Production in the Context of Honda’s Hydrogen Strategy
Thomas Brachmann, Honda R&D Europe (Deutschland) GmbH
Serving Electrification Programs for Niche & Emerging Volume Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers
Joseph McHenry, Cascadia Motion LLC
12.00 PM
Lunch break & visit of the exhibition
1.00 PM
European Mechanical and Plant Engineering on the Way to Becoming a Supplier of Gigafactories for Battery Production
Dr. Hermann Uchtmann, Schuler Pressen GmbH
Slot Insulation Rethought: Material Innovation for Lean Processes and High-Performance Products
Jürgen Schnusenberg, 3M Deutschland GmbH
Experiences from the Development of Variable Passive Hydrogen Recirculation Systems for PEM Fuel Cells
Felix Schmitt, Hoerbiger Holding AG
eHighway Pantograph: Findings & Developments
Florian Bühs, Siemens Mobility
1.30 PM
The Smart Battery Factory – Key-Factors for a Successful Battery Cell Production
Jan-Steffen Lang, PEC Germany GmbH
Innovative Dismountable Rotor Components for a Sustainable Circular Economy
Dr. Benjamin Dönges, Muhr und Bender KG
Hydrogen Storage for Mobile Applications: State of the Art, Market Opportunities and Challenges
Tim Markowitz, Plastic Omnium SE
Under Pressure – The future of compressors for electric commercial vehicles
Greg Jones, Gardner Denver Limited
2.00 PM
Calendering Technologies for High-Quality Electrodes and Dry Coating
Thomas Hackfort, Matthews International – SAUERESSIG Group
Quality Assurance within the Component Production of Electric Drives
Robert Göhring, Marposs S.p.A.
Challenges in High-Pressure H 2 Storage
Andreas Growe, Swagelok Düsseldorf, B.E.S.T. Fluidsysteme GmbH
Challenge in the Design of Fuel Cell Systems for Commercial Vehicles
Georg Zembacher,TOYOTA GmbH
2.30 PM
Break & visit of the exhibition
3.00 PM
Market and Technology Trends in Battery Machine Manufacturing
Dr. Sarah Michaelis, VDMA Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
3.30 PM
Market Ramp-up of Mobile Fuel Cells: Synergies in the H2 Ecosystem
Alexander Klonczynski, Robert Bosch GmbH
4.00 PM

Battery Cell Production with Low Environmental Impact: Technologies from Mixing to Cell Finalization
Michael Deutmeyer, EAS Batteries GmbH
4.30 PM

Transfer Tivoli Stadium – Avantis
5.15 PM
Innovation tours
7.00 PM
Get-together with dinner

PROGRAM | 11th EPT | DAY 2 | OCTOBER 26th, 2023

9.00 AM
Welcome to Day 2 of the EPT by Sibylle Keupen, Mayor of the City of Aachen
9.15 AM
New Technologies for Stator Shaft Winding
Astrid Haas, Vitesco Technologies Group AG
9.45 AM
Challenges and Potentials of Battery Production for Turnkey Suppliers
Chu Chen, Wuxi Lead Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.
10.15 AM
Meet the Partners
10.30 AM
Break & visit of the exhibition
Session V:
Battery Development in the Production Environment
Session VI:
Electric Drive Production
Session VII:
Fuel Cell Component Production
Session VIII:
Battery Circular Economy
11.00 AM
Urban Air Mobility: The Next Growth Market for Batteries
Mareike Noack & Tarik Grad, Henkel AG & Co. KGa
Stator winding technologies for automotive applications using rectangular wire
Bernhard Schmitt, BorgWarner Inc.
Production of Fuel Cell Components with R2R-Compatible Processes: Possibilities of Product Optimization Through Process Adaptations
Dr. Sebastian Kohsakowski, Laufenberg GmbH
Insights into the Battery Recycling Market – Key Findings from a Recent Study
Timm Lux, Boston Consulting Group GmbH
11.30 AM
Developments in the Design of Round Cells and Prismatic Cells
Dr. Bernd Ullmann, EUBACO GmbH
Design & Process Specifications for Continuous Hairpin Stators with Focus on High-Performance Drives
Dr. Florian Sell-LeBlanc, Schaeffler ELMOTEC STATOMAT GmbH
Selection of Adhesives and Sealants for Use in Fuel Cells and Electrolysers
Dr. Jens Eichler, 3M Deutschland GmbH
Storage and logistics along the battery cycle – challenges and possible solutions
Erik van Wunnik, DSV Solutions Holding A/S
12.00 AM
Lunch break & visit of the exhibition
1.00 PM
Cloud-based circular economy platform as an enabler for sustainable second-life energy storage systems
Dr. Andreas Viehmann, EDAG Engineering Group AG
Wire Straightening as a Key Process in Hairpin Production: Process Innovations for Optimization of Quality and Flexibility
Dr. Uwe-Peter Weigmann, WAFIOS AG
Collaborative Consideration of the Process Steps along the Value Chain for Bipolar Plate Production
Martin Florstedt, SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH, und Peter Roth, Feintool International Holding AGH
General Conditions for the Use of Second-Life Batteries
Jochen Theil, PEM Motion GmbH
1.30 PM
Thermoplastic Battery Housings for Automotive Large-Scale Production: Experience of the Successful Commissioning of a Mega Press in the D-LFT Process
Dr. Ulf Recht, Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
Process Innovation for Traceability and Optimization of KPIs in E-Motor Production
Daniel Vogt, PTS Automation GmbH
How to get my production of Fuel Cells and Electrolysers done
Thomas Kuschel, thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH
Establishing a Sustainable Battery Aftermarket: Repair and Remanufacturing
Dr. Christoph Schön, LKQ Europe GmbH
2.00 PM
LTO battery systems for the public transportation sector – an insight from module to system level with field experience
Joachim Roth, EBZ Group
From the Idea to the Series: Simultaneous Product and Process Development Using the Example of Synchronous Machines
Björn Klusmann, Aumann Espelkamp GmbH
Integrated fuel cell manufacturing at the gigawatt scale – from powder to power
Roel van de Pas, Nedstack fuel cell technology B.V.
Technologies and Processes in Battery Recycling
Lilian Schwich, cylib GmbH
2.30 PM
Break & visit of the exhibition
3.00 PM
From the Cell to the Vehicle: The Production of Electric Drives
Dr. Sven Jochmann, BMW AG
3.30 PM

Evolution of Tier-1 Factories for Electromobility – Scaling Up Power Electronics Production
Dr. Guntram Haas, MAHLE
4.00 PM

Energy for the Future: Scaling and Digitization of Battery Production
Prof. Dr. Simon Lux, Fraunhofer-Einrichtung Forschungsfertigung Batteriezelle FFB
Future Chemistry and Production Processes in Lithium-Ion Battery Technology and How They Influence Each Other
Dr. Stefan Permien, UniverCell Holding GmbH
5.00 PM