In the second half of this month, Wuxi Pilot Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd. officially announced that it has signed a lithium battery production equipment framework agreement with North Volt, a well-known European battery manufacturer known as “European Tesla”. The two parties plan to carry out business of approximately RMB 1.939 billion in the future. Cooperation. This marks that Jiangsu, as a national power battery production province, will export its high-end lithium battery equipment independently developed and manufactured to developed countries in Europe and America for the first time, breaking the previous record of “zero” in this field.
Entering the pilot intelligent production workshop, although there are not many employees, there is a lively scene everywhere, and the entire factory is preparing for the big orders that have just been won. "Northvolt's lithium battery equipment agreement marks that China's high-end equipment has been internationally recognized, and we are fully capable of building first-class intelligent equipment based on our own strength." Wang Yanqing, chairman of Pilot Intelligence Co., Ltd. said.
Pilot Intelligence is the rising star of the world's high-end lithium battery equipment. Since entering the field of new energy equipment in 2008, the pioneer has become the world's largest manufacturer of lithium battery equipment with its own controllable technological innovation as the core of development. Its core product power lithium battery winder accounted for more than 45% of the international market in 2017, and the domestic market accounted for more than 61%. It not only gradually replaced imports, but also became a device for well-known companies such as Tesla, Panasonic, LG Chem, and Samsung SDI. supplier.
The reporter learned that this cooperation with Northvolt, the pilot with a strong technological innovation advantage defeated many international competitors. "In the case of a winder, the key indicator of 'positive and auxiliary pole piece alignment deviation' is about 0.5mm in Japan and South Korea, and we can control it within 0.2mm." Wang Yanqing told reporters that the leading edge of the pilot benefits from the company. The ultimate innovation strategy. At present, the company has nearly 900 R&D engineers in the fields of vision, laser technology, electrical and mechanical, accounting for more than 20% of the total number of employees. In 2018, R&D investment accounts for 8% of sales, far exceeding the domestic industry level.
As a leading manufacturer of lithium battery intelligent equipment, Pioneer has established strategic partnerships with well-known battery companies such as Panasonic, Sony, Samsung SDI, LG Chem, ATL, CATL, BYD, etc., and introduced a first-class doctoral R&D team to provide customers with leading products. Lithium battery production line intelligent equipment.
In 2017, the pilot wholly-owned acquisition of Zhuhai Titan New Power Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading provider of integrated power supply, split-capacity testing and downstream logistics production line solutions. Nowadays, the pilot can provide lithium battery complete line equipment such as slurry, mixing, coating, rolling, slitting, winding, assembly, chemical conversion, volumetric testing and logistics system, and it is equipped with the MES production execution system independently developed by the pilot. Create a smart factory for lithium battery companies.
The pilot entered the European lithium battery market and achieved a major breakthrough in high-end lithium battery equipment in China and Jiangsu. Recently released "Jiangsu Province Power Battery Industry Research Report 2018" shows that China's new energy vehicle production and sales has ranked first in the world for three consecutive years. Jiangsu has gathered a number of industry-leading enterprises such as Jiangsu Times, AVIC Lithium, Lejin Chemical, and Suzhou Lishen, and initially built a full industrial chain including upstream raw materials, midstream batteries, downstream power battery recycling and vehicle manufacturing. Ranked first in the country, but high-end lithium battery production equipment is a big shortcoming in the industry. Relevant experts said that a number of leading enterprises such as Pilots have made major breakthroughs in key technologies for high-end equipment of power batteries, which will effectively improve the intelligent manufacturing level of power batteries in our province and provide strong support for the development of new energy automobile industry in China.