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Lithium-ion batteries – The bubble bursts

2012

The process of consolidation across the Li-Ion battery market is progressing even faster than expected. Over the last two years, the industry has seen a number of new players filing for bankruptcy.

And the wave of consolidation can only build in strength over the next five years as companies along the entire value chain are confronted by low profits and tight margins. The reason: enormous pressure on prices, slow market growth, strong competition and the need to keep investing in innovation.

These issues are addressed in this study on "Lithium-Ion batteries – The bubble bursts". It shows that, going forward, both OEMs and battery producers will have to pursue new strategies in order to compete in a tough marketplace.

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