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China’s CALB to build 20GWh+ power battery manufacturing base in Europe

Monika From Gasgoo| December 23 , 2021

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chines battery manufacturer CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology Co., Ltd.) and German construction engineering company Drees & Sommer signed a strategic cooperation agreement earlier this week for a battery manufacturing project, according to a post on CALB’s WeChat account.


CALB, Drees & Sommer signing agreement; photo credit: CALB

Under the agreement, CALB will build in Europe a power battery manufacturing base with an annual capacity of over 20GWh.

Drees & Sommer is a Germany-headquartered global consulting company engaging in the building and real estate. It key services contain development and process consulting, infrastructure consulting, project management and engineering as well as real estate consulting.

Since beginning overseas offensive in 2012, CALB has developed many partnerships with firms and authorities in countries like Germany, UK, Japan, and India.

CALB said its products have been certified by a number of organizations like IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and JET (Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories), and are compliant with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive. Its mass-produced batteries have been supplied to European leading bus manufacturers and the U.K.'s “Boris Bus” program. Besides, CALB has made inroads into European field of energy storage for EV charging after winning the bid for implementing two projects launched by France and German's governments.

At the new strategy launching ceremony held in Nov., CALB formed strategic partnerships with Clarios, BMZ, FORSEE POWER, and Marubeni to jointly explore passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, energy storage markets.

In Asian-Pacific region, CALB serves as a power battery supplier to companies in India and some public service projects in Japan.

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