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NINGDE, China, September 27, 2021

NINGDE, China, September 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) announcement that its Ningde plant has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a global lighthouse factory, the first battery manufacturing base to join WEF’s Global Lighthouse Network (GLN).

As CATL is one of the 21 New Lighthouses in the world, WEF commented on CATL’s manufacturing competitiveness: “Faced with the increasing complexity of manufacturing processes and the demand for high quality products, CATL leveraged artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, and advanced / cloud computing to achieve, in three years, a defect rate per billion counts at a speed of 1.7s per cell, while improving labor productivity by 75% and reducing energy consumption by 10% per year. “

GLN is a community of the world’s leading manufacturers advancing next generation levels of efficiency and sustainability through innovation. The designation “Global Flagship Factory” is awarded to manufacturing leaders who have successfully applied Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data analytics to improve efficiency and competitiveness at scale, transforming business models and achieving profitable growth, in tandem with environmental stewardship.

Extreme manufacturing for high quality products in the TWh age

High efficiency and high quality delivery are the main competitive advantages. By leveraging advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data, CATL has developed an extreme manufacturing system that produces high quality batteries at higher speed and through extremely complex technological processes.

Using model-based intelligent process control and intelligent multi-modal inspection system at all stages of processing, which are enabled by big data analysis and AI algorithms, CATL has achieved improved defect rate which has been improved from PPM (part per million) to PPB (part per billion) level.

Smart energy management for value chain sustainability

By tracking the carbon footprint of battery production as a whole, from mining to raw material supply, manufacturing, use and recycling, CATL has developed a smart platform for resource and energy management to further reduce carbon emissions from battery manufacturing and develop more sustainable value. chain:

  • Use clean electricity generated by solar power, wind hydroelectricity, nuclear power or other clean energy sources.
  • Analyze real-time data of the energy consumption of key equipment with production strategies to design the most efficient energy solutions.
  • Achieve integrated management between factories collectively.
  • Reduction of unit energy consumption by 10% and carbon emissions by 57% (kg / kWh) per year.

Francisco Betti, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Design and Value Chains at WEF, said: “The growing global concern for environmental impact has made sustainability a must to keep the business viable. These new flagships clearly show that by realizing the potential of 4IR technologies in manufacturing, companies can unlock new levels of sustainability in their operations and explore a win-win solution: greater operational competitiveness while simultaneously making commitments to support environmental stewardship, leading to a cleaner and more sustainable future. “

Beyond its factory in Ningde, CATL has established eight other battery manufacturing bases around the world, among which the first overseas factory is located at Germany. Designated as Lighthouse, CATL is poised to extend the Lighthouse experience to develop a high-quality, efficient and sustainable global manufacturing network, and to help achieve the global goal of carbon neutrality.

About CATL

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) is a global leader in innovation in new energy technologies, committed to providing world-class solutions and services for new energy applications around the world. In June 2018, the company went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under stock code 300750. According to SNE Research, in 2020, CATL’s electric vehicle battery consumption volume ranked No. 1 in the world for four consecutive years. CATL also enjoys wide recognition by global OEM partners. To achieve the goal of realizing the replacement of fossil fuels in stationary and mobile energy systems with highly efficient power supply systems that are generated by advanced batteries and renewable energies, and promote the integrated innovation of market applications with electrification and intelligentization, CATL maintains continuous innovation in four dimensions, including battery chemistry system, structure system, manufacturing system and commercial models.

For more information, please visit http://www.catl.com

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