MINING INDABA: Panasonic eyes upstream investment in battery raw materials
Published: Wednesday, 06 February 2019
Japan’s Panasonic is considering investing in the upstream part of the battery raw materials industry in order to have better oversight of quality, pricing and supply chain responsibility, a company executive said.
The move has been led by the company’s growing
consumption of raw materials for batteries due to rapid growth
in demand for electric vehicles (EVs), Kazunori Tanaka, general
manager of the group's electronic device materials department,
"The chain is longer, so to understand and control the chain