The partnership has enabled both parties to improve their core competitiveness in the field of electric mobility
The cooperation with the ZF Group is an important step in CATL’s globalization strategy.Both parties will play a greater global role in building a sustainable ecosystem for vehicles and industry
On November 19, Ningde Times New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Ningde Times”) and ZF Group (hereinafter referred to as “ZF”) signed a global strategic partnership agreement to promote after-sales service, including service Networking, battery-related training, digital connectivity, recycling and other areas of cooperation. Zhou Jia, President of CATL, and Dr. Holger Klein, Director of ZF Group, witnessed the signing on behalf of both parties.
Through the cooperation with ZF, CATL will improve its global after-sales service capabilities and efficiency. ZF’s global after-sales network has more than 10,000 after-sales maintenance partners, and its product portfolio of electric vehicle parts with original quality is also increasingly enriched. These will become important advantages to support the expansion of CATL’s service network.
Under the agreement, CATL will provide ZF with comprehensive battery training know-how. ZF will combine this content with the existing DGUV high-voltage training to enhance the competitiveness of its training courses and other after-sales service content. The two parties will also jointly develop and improve relevant standards to form industry benchmarks.
Based on the common vision and mission of both parties in the field of sustainable development, CATL and ZF have also reached a consensus on cooperation in data connection and recycling.
Zhou Jia, President of CATL, said: “The establishment of a strategic partnership with ZF is an important step for CATL to fully build a global battery value chain. Relying on ZF’s global service network, we will further improve the global after-sales service level and continue to To provide customer-oriented new energy products to the world. We are confident that both parties will work together to contribute to global electrification and zero emissions.”
Dr. Holger Klein, Director of ZF Group, said, “Creative collaboration across companies will help drive business innovation. We are proud that ZF’s competitiveness in the aftermarket is in line with the world’s new energy sector. The leader CATL has complementary capabilities. We will join hands with CATL to further leverage ZF’s ability to cover the global aftermarket and provide leading service solutions. We hope to drive growth and thereby regenerate and improve our natural environment. ZF actively fulfills its green and low-carbon corporate social responsibility and is committed to realizing the vision of ‘zero emissions’ and ‘zero accidents’.”
Ningde Times New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. is the world’s leading new energy innovation technology company, dedicated to providing first-class solutions and services for global new energy applications. The development goal of CATL is to replace the fixed and mobile energy systems dominated by traditional fossil energy with high-efficiency power systems such as advanced batteries and renewable energy such as wind-solar water, and to achieve integrated innovation in market applications with electrification + intelligence as the core . To this end, we continue to make breakthroughs and innovations in the four dimensions of material system, system structure, extreme manufacturing and business model.
CATL has ten battery manufacturing bases around the world. According to SNE Research statistics, CATL has ranked first in the world in terms of power battery usage for four consecutive years, and the company has the most extensive OEM partners in the world.
The company attaches great importance to innovative research and development. As of June 2021, the cumulative research and development investment has exceeded 14 billion yuan, and there are a total of 7,878 research and development personnel, including 134 doctors and 1,524 masters. The research and development capabilities cover material research and development, product research and development, engineering design, testing and analysis, intelligent manufacturing, information systems, project management and other fields. Leading and participating in the formulation or revision of more than 50 domestic and foreign standards.
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ZF is a global technology company delivering next-generation mobility systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology. ZF enables vehicles to see, think and act autonomously. In the four technical fields of vehicle motion control, integrated safety systems, autonomous driving and electric drive, ZF can provide a wide range of solutions for existing car manufacturers and start-up mobility service providers. ZF offers electric drive solutions for a wide range of vehicle types. With its product portfolio, ZF has always been committed to promoting energy saving and emission reduction, environmental protection and safety of travel.
With sales of 32.6 billion euros in 2020, the ZF Group currently has approximately 270 corporate locations in 42 countries and employs more than 150,000 people.
ZF’s leading aftermarket and fleet solutions stem from its strong product brands – Lemförder, Sachs, TRW and WABCO. With a comprehensive product and service portfolio, advanced digital vehicle management interconnection solutions and a global service network, ZF supports all types of vehicles throughout their life cycle to ensure vehicle performance and efficiency. As a recognized partner for fleets and aftermarket customers, ZF Aftermarket is committed to creating the next generation of the aftermarket.
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