Contemporary Amperex Technology
|Industry||Automotive Li-ion Batteries, Energy Storage Systems, Battery Recycling|
Ningde, Fujian Province,
|Zhou Jia (CEO)|
Number of employees
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited, abbreviated as CATL, is a Chinese battery manufacturer and technology company founded in 2011 and specialized in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage systems, as well as battery management systems (BMS). It is headquartered in Ningde, Fujian Province and operates manufacturing bases in Ningde, Qinghai and Liyang. Its three main R&D centers are based in Ningde, Shanghai and Berlin.
CATL’s annual sales volume amounted to 11.84 GWh of energy storage capacity in 2017. Based on annual shipments, CATL is the world's first and largest provider of EV, HEV and PHEV battery solutions followed by Panasonic (Sanyo) and BYD. The company aims to have a global lithium-ion production capacity of 50 GWh by 2020.
In 2018, it was announced that CATL will establish a new battery factory in Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany. BMW announced in 2018 that it would buy €4 billion worth of batteries from CATL for use in the electric Mini and iNext vehicles.
CATL’s battery technology is currently used by a number of electric vehicle manufacturers. In the international market, CATL is collaborating with PSA, Hyundai ,Honda and BMW. In China, its clients include BAIC Motor, Geely Automobile, GAC Group, Yutong Bus, Zhongtong Bus, Xiamen King Long, SAIC Motor and Foton Motor.
In January 2017, CATL announced its plans to enter into a strategic partnership with Valmet Automotive, focusing its collaboration on project management, engineering and battery pack supply for EV and HEV. As part of the partnership, CATL acquired a 22% stake in Valmet Automotive.
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