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Battery Expertise

Experts in Complex Facility & Process Design for the Battery / Electric Vehicle Market Expertise to Support Every Phase of the Battery Supply Chain Architecture • Facilities Engineering • Process Engineering • Site Evaluation With a 75-year history serving the automotive market, our team has been at the forefront of the transition to electric vehicles. We’ve worked with the world’s largest and most innovative automotive and battery manufacturing companies to retrofit facilities for EV production, design and construct greenfield EV plants, and support the battery manufacturing process at every point in the supply chain—from battery materials production, to cell production, battery assembly, through battery recycling. Leadership Positions in Key Markets SSOE’s expertise in the automotive, chemical, and advanced technology markets, combined with significant process experience, brings an unparalleled perspective to designing lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities. We are proud to be a top-ranked firm by Engineering News-Record in these key markets. Resources Ask an Expert: Evaluating a Site 5:24 • Video Featuring: SSOE's Greg Brogley, Brett Susany, and Bill Youngs In this session, we discuss key considerations for evaluating your site—from soil conditions and grading, to suitability of utilities, to permitting requirements. Ask an Expert: Site Adaptation & Code Planning Considerations 7:47 • Video Featuring: SSOE's Dana Brumley and David Semproch In this session, we discuss the critical consideration of building code analysis when refitting an existing facility. Ask an Expert: Two Ways to Expedite Schedules 13:15 • Video Featuring: SSOE's Dana Brumley and Bill Youngs In this session, we draw upon our experience to discuss two different strategies to optimize your project schedule. Planning Your U.S. Battery Manufacturing Plant: How to Avoid Costly Pitfalls and Achieve Success Downloadable PDF This guide will walk you through three challenges that could affect your project: choosing the right location, starting up production on time, and optimizing both the project delivery process and ultimately your production. Meet our Battery / EV Market Experts Featured Projects Continue Reading →

Panasonic Energy Selects SSOE Group for Engineering and Architectural Design of $4 Billion Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in Kansas

DE SOTO, Kansas, December 22, 2022 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce it has been selected by Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., a Panasonic Group company, to provide primary engineering design and architectural design oversight for Panasonic’s electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in De Soto, Kansas. Continue Reading →

SSOE Group Celebrates Start of Construction for Ascend Elements’ Apex 1 Greenfield EV Battery Materials Manufacturing Facility in Kentucky

$1 Billion Investment to Produce Sustainable Lithium-Ion Cathode Active Material for Electric Vehicles HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky, November 7, 2022 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, recently attended the ceremonial groundbreaking for Ascend Elements’ 500,000 SF greenfield facility in Southwest Kentucky, known as “Apex 1.” The facility will reside on a 140-acre campus and will utilize the fast-growing start-up company’s innovative Hydro-to-Cathode™ direct precursor synthesis process technology. SSOE, providing preliminary design services for the first-of-its-kind facility, is part of the design / build team with construction partners Turner and Kokosing, who also attended the groundbreaking. Continue Reading →

New Engineering News-Record Rankings Names SSOE Group a Top 2 Semiconductor Design Firm for the 6th Consecutive Year

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 2, 2022 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce their annual Engineering News-Record (ENR) rankings, including the firm’s #2 spot as a top semiconductor design firm. Rankings were published in the 2022 ENR Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook. ENR serves as one of the leading engineering and construction news publications. This list provides market analysis and rankings of the largest U.S.-based AEC firms according to revenue for design services performed in 2021. Continue Reading →