CATL - Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Limited
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) is a global leader in new energy innovative technologies, committed to providing premier solutions and services for new energy applications worldwide. In June 2018, the company went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with the stock code 300750.
Headquartered in Ningde, China, CATL has established thirteen battery manufacturing bases worldwide, namely in Ningde, Fujian Province; Liyang, Jiangsu Province; Xining, Qinghai Province; Yibin, Sichuan Province; Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province; Lingang Special Area of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shanghai; Xiamen, Fujian Province; Yichun, Jiangxi Province; Guiyang, Guizhou Province; Jining, Shandong Province; Luoyang, Henan Province and Erfurt, Germany; Debrecen, Hungary. At the same time, CATL has opened subsidiaries in Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Yokohama, Japan; Detroit, USA as well as other places.
To achieve the goal of fossil fuel replacement in stationary and mobile energy systems with highly efficient electrical power systems that are generated through advanced batteries and renewable energy, and promote the integrated innovation of market applications through electrification and intelligentization, CATL maintains continuous innovation in four dimensions, namely material and electrochemistry system, structure system, extreme manufacturing and business model.
In H1 2022, the company's global sales revenue totaled 113 billion yuan (about 16.84 billion U.S. dollars), up 156% YoY, and its net profit reached 8.2 billion yuan (about 1.22 billion U.S. dollars), up 82% over the previous year. The sales revenue of EV battery systems and energy storage systems increased by 160% and 171% respectively YoY. Moreover, revenue in overseas market increased by 123% YoY. According to SNE Research, CATL’s EV battery consumption volume ranked first in the world from 2017 to 2021 consecutively, and its market share in the global EV battery market reached 34.8 percent in H1 2022. CATL also enjoys wide recognition by global OEM partners. According to ICCSino, CATL ranks first in the market share of global energy storage battery production in 2021.
CATL attaches great importance to R&D, and it has set up R&D centers in Ningde, Liyang, Shanghai, Xiamen and Munich. In the first half of 2022, CATL invested about 5.8 billion yuan (about 864.2 million U.S. dollars) in R&D, up 107% YoY. There are 12,132 CATL staff members engaged in R&D, with 2,233 of them holding master's degrees and 193 holding Ph.D. degrees. Its R&D system covers a wide range of fields including material research, product development, engineering design, testing and analysis, intelligent manufacturing, information systems, project management among others. The company boasts the National Engineering Research Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Technology, the Key Laboratory of Lithium-ion Battery Enterprise of Fujian Province, as well as the Test and Validation Center certified by the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment. Moreover, CATL has set up the 21C Lab, which focuses on the frontier research of the fundamental matters in the field of energy storage and conversion, and established the Postdoctoral Research Workstation and the Fujian Academician Expert Workstation. CATL’s issued and pending patents amount to 12,924 worldwide, and it has contributed to the drafting or amending of over 70 industry standards at home and abroad.
In 2021, CATL’s Ningde facility was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Lighthouse Factory, and its Yibin plant was certified as the world’s first zero-carbon battery plant. CATL is now establishing a new energy industry ecosystem that integrates electrification and intelligence based on its technological leadership and supply chain integration capabilities. The company has launched innovative solutions such as intelligent BESS charging stations, electric vessels, electric smart unmanned mines and batteryswapping heavy-duty trucks. EVOGO, its battery swap service brand featuring modular battery swapping, is launching services across the country. CATL aims to build a closed loop of full life battery service through new business models such as battery rental and purchasing, swapping and recycling based on the separation of vehicles and batteries. In the future, CATL will actively fulfill corporate social responsibilities and make outstanding contributions to the cause of global new energy development.
Mr. Shao Zuoye
E-Car Solution Center
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