CATL Starts Battery Cell Production In German Plant-- First Outside China

Dec 22, 2022 04:21 PM ET
  • It's the first plant of CATL outside of China.
  • CATL strategies to achieve a manufacturing capacity of 14GWh as well as develop up to 2,000 new work in complete within Germany in the future.

Leading international battery provider CATL has revealed that its cell manufacturing facility in Germany has actually started distributions. Contemporary Amperex Technology Thuringia GmbH (CATT), the first plant of CATL outside of China, has actually kicked off serial manufacturing of lithium-ion battery cells in December as scheduled.

CATL claimed that this marks one more landmark on its international trip. The firm pointed out that the first batch of lithium-ion battery cells rolled off the freshly mounted production line in Arnstadt under series condition in CATT's G2 structure.

The battery manufacturer stated that the setup and commissioning of the staying lines remain in full speed for the production ramp-up.

The locally produced cells passed all tests that are required of CATL's products globally, which proves CATL is capable of beginning cell manufacturing as well as supplying cells to its European customers from the local plant.

Matthias Zentgraf, President for Europe, CATL, stated," We are striving to ramp up production to full capacity, which is our top priority for the coming year."

The German Expansion

CATT got the permit from the state of Thuringia for battery cell production this April. The company is permitted a first capacity of 8 GWh each year. In the 3rd quarter of 2021, the business had already begun module manufacturing in its G1 structure.

With a total financial investment of approximately EUR 1.8 billion, CATL informs that it plans to achieve a production capacity of 14GWh and also produce up to 2,000 new jobs in overall within Germany in the future.

Before the growth of the new manufacturing unit in Germany, CATL currently had actually signed tactical contracts with leading carmakers that would certainly consist of SAIC Motor Corp, Geely, BMW and Volkswagen.

The company likewise revealed just recently, that it will be providing 10 GWh of CATL's power storage space devices over a three year duration to FlexGen, a leading United States combination solutions and software technology supplier.

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