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CATL taps intelligent manufacturing business by setting up joint venture with AIMS

Monika From Gasgoo| July 30 , 2020

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese battery giant CATL has teamed up with Advanced Intelligent Maintenance Systems (AIMS), a Hangzhou-based technology company, on building a joint venture that focuses on intelligent manufacturing businesses.

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(Photo source: CATL)

A company held as to 51% by AIMS and 49% by CATL was newly registered on July 29, according to the Chinese company information search platform Tianyancha. Dubbed AIMS CATL Intelligent Manufacturing (Ningde) Co.,Ltd., the joint venture involves a registered capital of 40 million yuan ($5,716,816) and has a line of businesses covering the production and sale of intelligent manufacturing equipment, the sale of intelligent materials handling vehicles, the integration of intelligent controlling systems, and the production and sale of industrial robots.

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(Photo source: AIMS)

AIMS said it is a high-tech enterprise that specializes in developing industrial big data and industrial AI applications, which are able to offer clients a series of services like data collection & analysis, online equipment monitoring, fault diagnosis and health management of equipment as well as decision-making improvement of production and maintenance, so as to help customers elevate their production efficiency, decrease the rate of rejects and lower facility maintenance cost.

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba also formed a cooperation earlier this month associated with smart manufacturing business. Its cloud computing and data intelligence arm, Alibaba Cloud, announced on July 17 the strategic partnership it forged with MMI Planning & Engineering Institute IX Co.,Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “the 9th”) as the two companies plan to jointly offer the integrated smart factory solution for automotive industry.

The first phase of the cooperative project involves an intelligent workshop management and control platform featuring the data collection capability of manufacturing facilities with millisecond level accuracy. With the assistance of Alibaba Cloud's data center, the data of manpower, machine, material, method and environment can be displayed in real time in the form of 3D visualization, which will facilitate operators to better control and maintain their facilities, so as to improving a workshop's overall operational efficiency.

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