Sila Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification, a Key Requirement of Global Automakers and Consumer Electronics Companies | New

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ALAMEDA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 13, 2022–

Sila, a next-generation battery materials company, today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001 certification. Many global automotive, consumer electronics, and mobile phone manufacturers require ISO certification from their suppliers and partners. . With this certification, Sila begins to establish its readiness to meet the needs of these industries worldwide.

ISO 9001 is a global standard for effective quality management systems (QMS). Millions of companies and organizations in 170 countries are certified to this standard, which places a strong emphasis on delivering consistent, high-quality products to customers. Sila’s certification to this global standard is part of its roadmap for scaling up its next-generation silicon anode material at its current Alameda plant and its newly purchased plant of more than 600 000 square feet in Moses Lake, Washington. The initial capacity of the new plant will produce enough anode material to power the batteries of up to 500,000 premium electric vehicles and 500 million mobile phones per year, starting in the second half of 2024. Mercedes-Benz recently revealed that it would incorporate Sila’s anode material. in an upcoming all-electric G-Class model.

“This ISO 9001 certification is proof of our commitment to not only create the most efficient next-generation silicon anode on the market, but also to manufacture it in volumes on a global scale, while maintaining the highest standard product quality for our customers,” said Bill Mulligan, COO of Sila. “And it goes beyond the production floor. Our entire company is focused on operational excellence, continuous improvement and the standard set by ISO 9001. This is what is needed to properly serve high-end global customers like Mercedes-Benz and others with whom we are in conversation, and that gives us a solid base. continue to push the boundaries of innovation in battery materials.

“Sila’s commitment to quality is as impressive as the technology they are dedicated to advancing,” said Barbara Frencia, CEO of Business Assurance at DNV, the registrar that certified Sila to ISO. 9001. “During the certification process, we found Sila to be both transparent and accountable, demonstrating the willingness and ability to adapt and improve quickly. These are essential characteristics for building leadership in quality and stakeholder confidence.

Sila strives to improve all aspects of battery performance, mass-produce quality-controlled silicon anode materials, and support implementation to ensure customers meet their goals and safety requirements. for shipping products. After ten years of research and development and 55,000 iterations, the Sila team was the first to industrialize and commercialize next-generation lithium-ion chemistry with significantly higher energy density. Sila materials power WHOOP 4.0, the world’s most advanced fitness tracker. The same Sila materials technology will be produced at the Moses Lake plant to power electric vehicles, cell phones and other consumer electronics.

ABOUT SILA

Founded in 2011, Sila is a next-generation battery materials company accelerating energy transformation for a more sustainable future. Sila is industrializing breakthrough science – using its advanced silicon anode materials – to catalyze a new era of energy storage that is propelling radical product innovation and easing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. Through deep technical ambition, perseverance and purpose, the Sila team brings innovative technology to market today, bringing us one step closer to electrifying everything. Key investors include 8VC, Bessemer Venture Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Coatue, Mercedes-Benz, In-Q-Tel, Matrix Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

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