Had the opportunity to visit one of the newest factories in the Saft organisation last week. Based in Jacksonville Florida, the factory is at the forefront of automation in the production of Li-ion batteries, particularly the larger format cells.
The factory visit formed part of the Biannual Worldwide Saft Distributors Conference. It was a long way to go from South Shields, involving 3 separate flights but it was well worth the effort. In particular meeting up with old friends and acquaintances.
The hotel was excellent but on wandering around like us Brits like to do, I did find some of its neighbours less than welcoming… see the image below: