The battery sector generates around 700 million euros in Catalonia and is made up of 212 companies with a combined workforce of some 3,000 workers. These figures come from the tech report ‘Batteries in Catalonia,’ drawn up by Catalonia Trade & Investment, which, for the first time, gives an x-ray of the reality of this sector in Catalonia.
The study highlights the industrial, business, and research ecosystem upon which Catalonia positions itself as a relevant player in the European landscape, albeit within a sector still in its very early days.
According to the analysis of the study, 43.9% of these 212 companies are dedicated to battery application and integration, more than half of which are focused on mobility.
Likewise, 22.6% operate in the first links of the battery value chain, from materials to systems. Furthermore, 18.4% of companies work in the manufacture and management of electric vehicle chargers.
As regards the kinds of companies, 70% are SMEs, and 18.4% are startups. It is also a globalized sector, with 54.2% of companies being exporters.
In addition, the Catalan battery ecosystem is made up of companies throughout the entire value chain, from the active materials, cells, and components to recharging stations and the recycling points that offer a second life, as well as application and integration.
A wide variety of technology centers, research institutes, universities, training centers, and associations complements this environment.