Global Lighthouse Network: Transforming advanced manufacturing
132 factories are now engaged in the network, implementing advanced manufacturing technologies and boosting productivity, sustainability and resilient supply chains.
Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), a Chinese technology company founded in 2011, specializes in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, and energy storage and battery management systems. Headquartered in Ningde, Fujian Province, it operates manufacturing bases in Ningde, Qinghai and Liyang. Its two main R&D centres are based in Ningde and Berlin. Its annual sales volume was 6.8 GWh of energy storage capacity in 2016. Based on annual shipments, CATL is among the world's largest providers of electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery solutions. It aims to have a global lithium-ion production capacity of 50 GWh.
The world needs to work towards creating more sustainable, transparent and robust battery value chains as demand for batteries and electric vehicles soars.
Companies are exploring creative ways to restart global supply chains.
The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chains is enabling more resilient, sustainable and inclusive manufacturing ecosystems and supply chains.
The Centre for Nature and Climate is accelerating net-zero climate action, regenerates food, water and ocean systems, and promotes circular economies.