Tesla and Electra M&E Polska shook hands on an 80 million dollar deal for Giga Berlin construction. The subsidiary engineering company built on top of the Imtech Polska company in Poland was hired by the EV company to facilitate the electromechanical needs of the upcoming factory that is currently under the early stages of construction in Brandenburg, Germany.
CEO of Electra, Itamar Deutscher says that they “are proud to be a partner in a strategic agreement with a groundbreaking company like Tesla, and see it as a significant milestone in Electra’s positioning as a leading player in the electromechanical field in Europe.” The Giga Berlin is also Tesla’s first factory built in the European continent. Once it begins operation, the factory will conceive the European version of the company’s famous Model Y.
It is said that Electra will be doing more than half of electrical and mechanical work in the company, approximately 70%, ranging from HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, electrical and technological installations, and quite possibly including lighting and other building management systems that the company also specializes in.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has always been one to go for efficiency when it comes to production and manufacturing methods in all his business ventures, not just in the electric vehicle side. The better the manufacturing aspect is, the higher volume of production there will be and because of this, Elon Musk is really opting for nothing but the best for the Giga factories. Giga Berlin is expected to produce at least half a million EVs per year. The initial schedule for the start of production for the Germany factory is by July next year.
Electra Polska was also hired by other car companies like Volkswagen, Audi, and Mercedes for their services, with deals amounting to more than 75 million dollars. This new deal with Tesla adds to its chain of industrial projects and gives them an edge in terms of knowledge and experience.
Elon Musk visited Giga Berlin just recently and was able to see how far the progress has reached. It was a long overdue trip since he was supposed to attend a groundbreaking ceremony a few months ago, but it did not push through due to the travel restrictions imposed in several countries when the pandemic hit.
Giga Berlin will be a huge breakthrough not just in the establishment of sustainable transport in Germany and Europe, but it will also be a significant contributor to the economic development in that part of the country. And because Tesla will inevitably need manpower, the factory will open up thousands of job opportunities for the people as well.