Global Lithium Battery Industry Competitive Landscape: China, Japan, and South Korea make great efforts, Panasonic first.
Based on the two rankings, the global and Chinese lithium battery industry competition echelons are as follows:
The three major international giants Panasonic, LG Chem and Samsung SDI;
The first echelon in China is Ningde era and BYD;
The second echelon in China is Guoxuan Hi-Tech, BAK Battery, Funeng Technology and Yiwei Lithium Energy
1. Ranking of Chinese Lithium Battery Brands
1.1 Shanli Energy - lithium battery brands
A well-known domestic lithium battery manufacturer and a national high-tech enterprise provide customized solutions and products for “ultra-reliable and ultra-safe” lithium batteries. The voltage, capacity, size, shape, function, etc. of the lithium battery pack can be flexibly customized to meet the individual power needs of customers.
Key products: polymer batteries, power/energy storage lithium batteries, medical lithium batteries, 18650 lithium batteries, lithium iron phosphate batteries, etc.
Ningde Times New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2011, a provider of energy storage solutions for green energy applications, a large-scale production and sales enterprise integrating R&D/production of battery systems for pure electric vehicles/hybrid electric vehicles
BYD Company Limited
Founded in 1995, a well-known brand in the field of new energy vehicles in China. It is a listed company engaged in the fields of electronics, automobiles, new energy and rail transit, and is engaged in comprehensive new energy solutions.
Guoxuan Hi-Tech Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2006, a supplier and service provider of battery materials, battery cell design technology, etc., a listed company specializing in the research and development, production and operation of new lithium-ion batteries and their materials
Tianjin Lishen Battery Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1997, a full-application green energy solution provider, focusing on R&D and production of various types of lithium batteries, positioning as an international high-end supporting/technological quality enterprise
Huizhou Yiwei Lithium Energy Co., Ltd.
Integrating core businesses such as lithium primary batteries/lithium ion batteries/power systems/electronic cigarettes, products covering smart grid/smart transportation/smart security/energy storage/new energy vehicles and other industries are smart interconnected energy solution providers
AVIC Lithium Battery Technology Co., Ltd.
Under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Chengfei Integrated Holdings is a high-tech enterprise specializing in the development, production, sales and market application development of lithium-ion power batteries, battery management systems, energy storage batteries and related integrated products and lithium battery materials. To provide global customers with complete product solutions and complete life cycle services.
Shenzhen BAK Power Battery Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2001, it provides polymer batteries/battery packaging/battery solutions, etc., a high-tech enterprise integrating R&D, production and sales of lithium-ion batteries
Huizhou Desay Battery Co., Ltd.
Founded on October 22, 2002, it is a large-scale secondary lithium-ion battery assembly and packaging company. Its products are widely used in smart phones, notebook computers, medical equipment, mobile speakers, IoT terminals, electric bicycles, balance cars, car start and stop, Terminal products and equipment such as drones and energy storage.
New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
ATL is the world’s leading manufacturer and innovator of lithium-ion batteries. It is committed to providing high-quality rechargeable lithium-ion battery cells, packaging and system integration solutions, and its technology, production capacity and service are at the global leading level. The company is a non-listed company, headquartered in Hong Kong, and its subsidiaries are located in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, and Ningde City, Fujian Province, China. With its huge R&D investment and professional talent advantages, ATL continues to promote the advancement of technology, and achieves industry leadership through technical advantages such as materials, structures, processes, charging methods, and system design.
2. Ranking of Overseas Lithium Battery Brands
Beginning in 1918, it is a comprehensive electronic technology enterprise group under the umbrella of Japan’s Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., involving household appliances, digital audio-visual electronics, office products, aviation and many other fields, specializing in the production and sales of various electrical products
Established in 1947, it is part of the baiLG Group, one of the three largest in South Korea, and is currently the largest comprehensive chemical company in South Korea leading the Korean chemical industry.
Main business: power lithium battery, basic materials, information and electronic materials, biochemistry.
Company advantage: South Korea’s first mass production of lithium-ion batteries, with world-leading technical strength, leading the market in the fields of car batteries, ESS batteries, and mobile device batteries.
With 12,000 employees, its R&D centers are located in South Korea and Japan. Russia and other countries, with offices in Taiwan, Germany, Malaysia, India, Vietnam and other places, are among the top manufacturers of lithium battery manufacturers in the world.
Main business: small lithium-ion batteries, ESS, car batteries, electronic materials.
Company advantage: Lithium-ion battery partnerships have been established with many manufacturers in the world, such as Volkswagen Group and BMW.
A large-scale comprehensive multinational enterprise group in Japan, established in May 1946, is one of the world’s largest electronic product manufacturing companies. In July 2016, Murata Manufacturing acquired the Sony Battery Division.
Main business: video game consoles, digital accessories, electronic components, professional systems.
Company advantage: Sony is the originator of lithium batteries. The company released the first commercial lithium battery in 1991. Lithium batteries began to become a source of power for electronic products.
2.5 SK INNOVATION
Established in 1962, its predecessor, Korea Petroleum Corporation, was South Korea’s first oil refining company. At present, SKI is South Korea’s largest petrochemical group. The company has a wide range of fields such as energy, chemistry, and new materials.
Main business: petroleum development, battery
Company advantages: Possess the core technology of power lithium battery separators, the third manufacturer in the world to develop lithium battery separators, and also owns the patented technology of low shrinkage and heat resistance for separator manufacturing. It has been used in electric vehicles since 2008; Mitsubishi Battery supplier for Fuso, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Kia.
Established in 1994 as a joint venture of Japan Automobile Co., Ltd. (Japan), NEC Corporation (NEC), and NEC Tokin Co., Ltd. (NEC Tokin).
Company advantage: Compared with the current Ni-MH battery, the lithium battery developed by AESC can provide nearly twice the power capacity, and the unique laminated structure also makes the lithium battery module lighter and more practical.
An American company specializing in the development and production of lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems was established in 2001 and now has more than 2,000 employees worldwide. It was acquired by Wanxiang Group in 2013.
Main business: batteries, modules, systems
Company advantages: Lithium-ion batteries lead the lithium-ion battery market with high power, high energy density, long life, and excellent safety performance.