Across numerous years, Aristeo completed multiple renovations at General Motors’ Brownstown Battery Plant, which was GM’s first battery assembly plant and assembles prototype batteries to support its electric vehicle future.
Aristeo renovated and retooled the battery testing area of GM’s Brownstown Battery Plant and the R & D portion of this building on multiple occasions as GM’s needs shifted. Projects included retooling the line for the Volt, the second generation of the Volt and an automated stacking system assembly line, hybrid assembly and laying out a prototype line for another plant.
Throughout all these projects, Aristeo installed new battery assembly tooling in three separate areas, a new floor to support overhead crane structures and complete cell stacking machines and all ancillary support equipment including over 2,000 linear feet of assembly conveyor and AGC systems. In addition, Aristeo also performed upgrades to office facilities, including breakrooms, office areas and work stations.
For the prototype line, Aristeo provided a successful design build execution plan for the renovation to the Research and Development and Battery Testing area. The congested layout of the area, which is the exact specifications of how the line would be laid out in China, required the removal and relocation of assembly line equipment. Stacking machines, assembly test tooling and final assembly tooling had to be moved under a tight deadline due to shipping delays. Aristeo met this deadline by working seven days a week and had all the equipment in place within three days and with an excellent safety record.
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