Tesla Buys Hibar Systems for Faster Battery Production – Assembling 1000 Parts Per Minute

Tesla bought, Hibar Systems, a Richmond Hiller, Ontario-based battery maker. Hibar is a world leader in the development of battery manufacturing technology.

Hibar Systems was 30 years old. They have accumulated“technical know-how and manufacturing capability for automated production of lithium-ion, zinc chloride, lead acid, nickel metal hydride and alkaline batteries.

Hibar has operations in China and build state of the art automated systems.

Here is link to the old Hibar website.

Hibar is truly unique in its capability to provide the world’s leading manufacturers with innovative advanced automation solutions that are engineered specifically to suit their production automation requirements ranging from simple single station bottle filling systems to sophisticated high-speed assembly systems running in excess of 1000 parts per minute. This unique capability is made possible through Hibar’s vertically integrated structure. Our structure incorporates all facets of custom building state of the art automated systems including engineering, manufacturing, machine assembly, machine controls and system testing and qualification.

Our comprehensive self-contained organizational structure not only facilitates the efficient production of our standard products but it also enhances our ability to innovate. We can move quickly from concept to prototype to production as is required in the case of new and /or custom-engineered automated systems.

A highly disciplines approach is applied with very close coordination of all departments. This effort is supported from start to finish by our fully integrated ERP System for managing the thousands of components, operations and logistics required for creating such a diverse range of custom equipment.

SOURCES- Tesla, Wayback Machine, Hibar, Financial Times
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

8 thoughts on “Tesla Buys Hibar Systems for Faster Battery Production – Assembling 1000 Parts Per Minute”

  1. I think it’s reasonable that they had a 10% rejection rate at the start of Model 3 pilot production.

    If they still have 10% scrap, that’s a very good reason for Tesla to take them out behind the shed and put them out of their misery.

  2. Well, to be fair before Musk there was essentially no access to space or proper satellite Internet (well, there was, but the ping is huge). So I think it’s the best possible kind of monopoly 😀

  3. Ten percent? Seems strange for a Japanese company.
    Just watch this guy – Musk could become the monopoly
    on batteries like he’s going to be with access to space,
    satellite internet and other things.

  4. Really, a ten percent rejection rate? A bit much for what should be a mature product by now. Where’s the blame? A demanding product or Panasonic screw ups? Or both?

  5. Considering the manufacturing defect rates allegedly reported from Panasonic’s Gigafactory 1 production lines, I don’t blame them for trying to branch out. Throwing away more than 10% of the cell production rate is lunacy.

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