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JR Automation and Lion Electric Partner to Meet EV Demand Through Automation

POSTED 04/27/2023

JR Automation Lion Electric Case Study

Lion Electric is a leader in urban transit and transport, producing zero-emissions electric vehicle solutions that are capable of making a huge impact in cities around the world. When demand for their products skyrocketed, the company realized that they needed to quickly scale up their manufacturing capabilities to  meet the demand. That meant ensuring that all levels of their implementation—the product, the process, the suppliers—were done right, on the first try. To solve the challenge, Lion Electric reached out to JR Automation.

With an aggressive deadline for implementation, the Lion and JR Automation teams recognized that they would first have to conceptualize the end-to-end solution. To do so, JR Automation built a fully-functioning prototype system, using key automation elements that the final production system would require. This meant creating a solution capable of Hi Pot testing, adhesive application, pressing, lasers, welding and final testing, all while being flexible enough to be adjusted as the project’s scope evolved. 

Once the prototype system was delivering production-quality battery packs, the teams then scaled up the system in a matter of months to deliver a fully automated solution. Spanning multiple JR Automation production facilities, the full production system is a prime example of JR Automation’s ability to design complex, large-scale solutions for its customers.

Not only did the collaboration deliver a first-class automation solution quickly and effectively, it also created a strong partnership between the two teams. By engaging JR Automation early in the development process, the Lion Electric team was able to gain key insights on how the product should be designed and produced. Together, the teams were able to craft a solution and avoid costly revisions down the line.

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About JR Automation  

Established in 1980, JR Automation is a leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and technology solutions that solve customers’ key operational and productivity challenges. JR Automation serves customers across the globe in a variety of industries, including automotive, life sciences, aerospace, and more.  

In 2019, JR Automation was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in a strategic effort towards offering a seamless connection between the physical and cyber space for industrial manufacturers and distributers worldwide. With this partnership, JR Automation provides customers a unique, single-source solution for complete integration of their physical assets and data information, offering greater speed, flexibility, and efficiencies towards achieving their Industry 4.0 visions. JR Automation employs over 2,000 people at 28 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.  For more information, please visit www.jrautomation.com.