Reported Tesla supplier Saueressig Engineering plans to establish a facility in San Antonio’s East Side—about 80 miles away from Gigafactory Texas. Saueressig is a division of Matthews International Corp. and may be linked to Tesla’s 4680 battery cell initiatives.
On April 1st, the San Antonio City Council approved an economic incentive package that gave Saueressig a 75% tax abatement on a property located in Profit Drive. According to the official tax abatement agreement, Matthews must invest $9 million in property improvements to avail of the incentive package.
Saueressig Engineering was linked to Tesla when it hinted at a major order from an American automobile manufacturer. According to its official website, Saueressig focuses on “special machine construction” for several industries, including the battery sector.
Previous reports have suggested that Saueressig could be involved in making machines for Tesla’s battery cell production lines for Giga Texas and Giga Berlin. Tesla plans to produce its 4680 cells in its new Gigafactories. Tesla’s 4680 cells will be essential to larger vehicles like the Cybertruck and Semi in the United States, as well as the Made-in-Germany Model Y.