Recently, CATL officially stated that its first overseas factory in Thuringia, Germany has achieved mass production of lithium-ion battery cells as scheduled.
CATL’s German factory’s first batch of battery cells was successfully delivered from the first battery cell production line in the G2 plant, and the installation and commissioning of the rest of the production lines are in full swing to achieve a smooth ramp-up to production.
This batch of batteries has passed all the tests required by CATL’s global products, which means that CATL has the ability to produce and supply locally to European customers.
“The production of battery cells in the German factory is on schedule, which demonstrates that we, as a reliable partner in the industry, will keep our firm commitment to customers and Europe’s electrification transformation even in the face of various risks and challenges including the epidemic.” Matthias Zentgraf, co-president of the European region of CATL, said, “We are doing our best to ramp up the production capacity of the factory, which will also be our top priority for next year.”
In April this year, CATL German factory officially obtained the 8GWh battery production license in Thuringia. Previously, the factory has started module production in the G1 plant in the third quarter of 2021.
CATL’s German factory plans to invest a total of 1.8 billion euros, with a planned production capacity of 14GWh. In the future, it will provide a total of 2,000 local jobs.