Lishen Battery, Siemens
Lithium-ion batteries are manufactured at Lishen Battery’s Tianjin facility.

Lishen Battery, Siemens scale sustainable battery production

Aug. 14, 2023
Tianjin, China-based company selects Siemens Xcelerator to help digitalize lithium-ion battery plant

Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co., Ltd. which researches, develops and produces lithium-ion batteries, announced Aug. 8 that Siemens Digital Industries Software will help it establish a technology center.

As part of the collaboration, Lishen Battery, which is controlled by state-owned and private investors, will use Opcenter software from Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio. The facility will be equipped with full data traceability and connectivity throughout its R&D and manufacturing processes. The firms add their partnership is a pivotal milestone in Lishen Battery’s digital transformation and will advance the global battery industry.

“This strategic collaboration with Siemens will harness the potential of digitalization to revolutionize the company's management system and drive our pursuit of high-quality development,” says Tong Laiming, party committee secretary and Lishen Battery’s board chairman.

Leo Liang, senior VP and managing director for Greater China at Siemens Digital Industries Software, adds, "The key to improving the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry lies in the deep integration with digital technology.”

Lithium-ion battery production has taken an increasingly high-profile position in the manufacturing sector as the electric vehicle (EV) market grows in North America and Europe. China has taken a big lead in the development of the battery market, accounting for approximately 80% of global lithium-ion battery manufacturing capacity, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The U.S., by comparison, accounts for the next largest capacity at 6%.

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