Top 20 Lithium ion Battery Manufacturers

Top 20 Lithium ion battery manufacturers


Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited.
Established Time2011/12/16
Headquarters locationNingde, China

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited. (CATL) was established on December 16, 2011. Is a global leading new energy innovation technology company, focusing on the development, production and sales of new energy vehicle power battery systems and energy storage systems.

Including lithium-ion batteries, lithium polymer batteries, fuel cells, power batteries, super-capacity energy storage batteries, supercapacitors, battery management systems and rechargeable battery packs, solar energy storage systems, related equipment and instruments development, production and sales and after-sales service.

At present, the Kirin battery launched in the CATL is the product of the third generation of CTP technology in the CATL, its volume utilization rate exceeds 72%, and the energy density can reach 255Wh/kg, if loaded, it can make the vehicle break through 1000km endurance.

According to the current data released by each company, the Kirin battery launched by CATL is the highest energy density mass-produced battery pack on the market at present.

CATL officially released the first generation of sodium-ion battery, the energy density of the cell has reached 160Wh/kg, charging at room temperature for 15 minutes, the power can reach more than 80%; In the low temperature environment of -20 degrees Celsius, it also has more than 90% discharge retention rate;

The system integration efficiency can reach more than 80%, and the application scheme of lithium-sodium hybrid battery pack is proposed.

CATL is committed to providing first-class solutions and services for new energy applications worldwide. Core technologies include power and energy storage batteries, materials, cells, battery systems, as well as battery recycling and secondary use of the whole industry chain research and development and manufacturing capabilities.

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2. Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation
Established Time1918
Headquarters locationOsaka, Japan

Since 1923, Panasonic has entered the battery field, launched dry batteries, alkaline batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries and other consumer batteries used in daily household appliances, from dry batteries to power batteries, Panasonic has been one of the earliest players.

In the 1990s, Panasonic, Sanyo, SONY formed the first batch of battery three giants, and later Sanyo was acquired by Panasonic due to poor management, SONY because of the laptop battery explosion, Panasonic entered the power battery era with the hope of the whole Japan, deep binding Tesla, cylindrical NCA occupied the vast majority of its production capacity. There are also a small number of square batteries in cooperation with Toyota.

3. LG Chem

LG Chem Ltd.
Established Time1947
Headquarters locationSeoul, South Korea

LG Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of LG Corporation, South Korea. As a global leader in battery technology, LG’s new energy business covers power batteries, small batteries and energy storage systems.

LG Corporation has more than 20,000 employees worldwide, 23,610 electric vehicle battery patents, and has established a global production and operation system in China, South Korea, the United States, Europe and Indonesia. At present, LG Energy Solutions supplies power battery products to leading global automotive brands such as Volkswagen, GM, Daimler, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Audi, Porsche, Renault and Tesla.

4. BYD

BYD Company Limited
Established Time1995/2/10
Headquarters locationShenzhen, China

BYD is a high-tech enterprise committed to “meet people’s yearning for a better life with technological innovation”. Byd was founded in February 1995. After more than 20 years of rapid development, BYD has established more than 30 industrial parks around the world and achieved a strategic layout on six continents.

BYD’s business layout covers electronics, automobiles, new energy and rail transit, and it plays a pivotal role in these fields. From energy capture and storage to application, it builds a comprehensive zero-emission new energy solution. BYD is a Hong Kong – and Shenzhen-listed company with a turnover and total market capitalization of more than 100 billion RMB.

5. SK Innovation

SK Innovation Co., Ltd
Established Time1962
Headquarters locationSeoul, South Korea

SK innovation was founded in 1962, its predecessor Korea National Oil Corporation is the first oil refining company in South Korea, currently SKI is the largest petrochemical group in South Korea, the largest shareholder SK Group (SK Innovation Co., Ltd.) holds 33.4% of the shares, the company has a wide range of energy, chemical, new materials and other fields.

In 2012, it achieved $68.46 billion in sales. Its main subsidiaries include SK Energy, SK Chemicals, SK Lubricants, Incheon Petrochemical, SKME and SKM&C. In 2013, SK On Battery Division cooperated with BAIC Group to produce power batteries.

SK On is the world’s first manufacturer of NCM lithium batteries, and is the world’s second largest manufacturer of wet diaphragms, especially the coating technology in the market leader. SK focuses on soft-pack batteries and has production bases in Poland, China and the United States.


China Aviation Lithium Battery Co., Ltd
Established Time2015/12/8
Headquarters locationChangzhou, China

CALB is a high-tech enterprise specializing in the research, 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, committed to providing global customers with complete product solutions and perfect full life cycle services. The main application areas of the products include: equipment power supply, electric vehicles, power storage, communication base stations, etc.

7. Samsung SDI

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
Established Time1970
Headquarters locationSuwon-si, South Korea

From electronic materials to energy solutions, the number of lithium battery patents is far ahead: Samsung SDI is a subsidiary of Samsung Group, founded in 1970, within the Samsung Group and sister companies to build a collaborative industrial chain.

The main business involves electronic materials and energy solutions (secondary batteries), and in 1999 developed the world’s largest capacity 1800mAh round lithium-ion battery, and the development focus began to shift to the lithium-ion battery field.

As of January 21, 2021, the company has 1,523 patents in the field of lithium batteries, which is a strong competitor in the field of power batteries. At present, the main battery business is small lithium-ion batteries, automotive batteries, ESS batteries three categories.

Joint development of consumer batteries and power batteries: in 1999, it entered the field of lithium-ion batteries and first developed consumer batteries. In 2010, Samsung SDI small secondary battery business ranked first in the global market share, and then remained first for five consecutive years.

Consumer batteries are still Samsung SDI’s dominant products. In 2008, it began to enter the field of power batteries and successively set up production bases in China, South Korea and the United States.

In May 2015, Samsung SDI acquired MSBS(Magna Steyr Battery Systems GmbH & Co OG), a subsidiary of Magna Steyr engaged in battery business. Since then, Samsung SDI has established a complete electric vehicle battery business system from battery cells, modules to battery packs. In the global small consumer lithium battery market, Samsung SDI dominates.

8. Tesla

Tesla, Inc.
Established Time2003
Headquarters locationTexas, US

Tesla was founded in 2003 and went public in June 2010. It manufactures and sells electric vehicles, power generation and storage systems. Tesla has about 49,000 employees. The company operates in two segments, namely the Automotive segment and the Energy Production and Storage segment.

The automotive segment offers sedans and off-road vehicles, and it also offers electric powertrain components and systems; Through its company-owned service locations, Tesla Mobility Service technicians provide service for electric vehicles as well as sell used cars. Tesla is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

9. Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation
Established Time1875
Headquarters locationTokyo, Japan

Toshiba is Japan’s largest semiconductor manufacturer and the second largest integrated motor manufacturer, part of the Mitsui Group. The company was founded in July 1875.

Highly regarded for its excellent safety performance, long life and fast charge and discharge, SCiB™ lithium-ion batteries are now used in a wide range of applications including passenger cars such as hybrid vehicles, commercial vehicles such as electric buses, railways and ships, power and energy, and industrial equipment such as AGV*2. In the future, Toshiba will further expand the breadth and depth of SCiB™ use to accelerate the pace of progress towards a carbon-neutral society.

10. A123 Systems

A123 Systems LLC
Established Time2001
Headquarters locationMichigan, US

A123 Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: AONE) is an American company specializing in the development and production of lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems. The lithium-ion batteries provided by the company lead the lithium-ion battery market with long life, high energy density, high power and excellent safety. Its technology focuses on the next generation of transportation power grids and consumer applications.

As a benchmark enterprise in the clean energy vehicle industry, A123 Systems has not only received a large amount of funding from the US government, but also established supply contract relations with mainstream automobile manufacturers such as General Motors, Fisker, BMW and Germany.

11. Envision AESC

Envision AESC Limited
Established Time2007
Headquarters locationKanagawa, Japan

Envision AESC is an industry-leading smart battery technology company, covering the core technologies of the entire battery industry chain, including the industry’s cutting-edge electrode, cell research and development and manufacturing technology, module design and manufacturing technology, strong production quality management and battery big data capabilities, and intelligent BMS research and development capabilities.

At the same time, it has production bases in Kanagawa, Japan, Ibaraki, Tennessee, United States, Sunderland, France, Douai, Spain, Navalmora de la Mata, China has four production bases in Jiangyin, Ordos, Shiyan, Cangzhou, and has a research and development center in Shanghai.

Vision Power produces safe and reliable power batteries, and more than 650,000 electric vehicles have been installed with lithium-ion batteries manufactured in China, Japan, the United States and Europe, with zero incidence of major failures such as battery fires to date.

12. ATL

Amperex Technology Limited
Established Time1999
Headquarters locationHong Kong, China

Amperex Technology Limited, referred to as ATL, is a well-known manufacturer and innovator of lithium-ion batteries in the industry. It is a high-tech enterprise dedicated to providing high-quality rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with cell, packaging and system integration solutions.

The company is an unlisted company headquartered in Hong Kong with subsidiaries located in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province and Ningde City, Fujian Province, China.

13. BAK Power

Shenzhen BAK Power Battery Co., Ltd.
Established Time2001
Headquarters locationShenzhen, China

Shenzhen BAK Power Battery Co., Ltd. (referred to as: BAK) is an international leading new energy enterprise integrating the three core businesses of lithium-ion battery, electric vehicle and battery recycling. Founded in 2001, it is headquartered in Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.

Lithium-ion battery is the basic business of BAK Battery, with its excellent product quality, rich product forms and extensive marketing network, has always occupied a leading position in the market, and is the supplier of HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Yulong, Volkswagen and other giant enterprises.

14. Blue Energy

Blue Energy Co., Ltd.
Established Time2009
Headquarters locationKyoto, Japan

Blue Energy’s power battery products mainly supply Honda, mainly HEV battery cells. Honda has long cut into the alternative technology of lithium-ion HEV, and the lithium battery supporting its hybrid models is the battery cell using Blue Energy, and Blue Energy has thus supported a large number of HEV sales.

15. CBAK Energy Technology

CBAK Energy Technology, Inc.
Established Time1999
Headquarters locationShenzhen, China

CBAK Energy Technology, Inc. is the first lithium battery company listed on NASDAQ in China.

In addition to building the first cylindrical battery production line in China, Zhongbi New Energy is also the first company in the industry to realize the industrialization of lithium iron phosphate system batteries, integrating the research and development, production and sales of lithium batteries and sodium batteries.

16. Lishen Battery

Tianjin Lishen Battery joint-stock CO., LTD.
Established Time1997/12/25
Headquarters locationTianjin, China

Tianjin Lishen battery joint-stock CO., LTD. is a state-holding national high-tech enterprise, founded on December 25, 1997, with a registered capital of about 1.73 billion yuan, is the first domestic lithium-ion battery research and development and manufacturing enterprises, with more than 20 years of lithium-ion battery research and development and manufacturing experience.

Lishen has an annual production capacity of 30 billion watt-hours of lithium-ion batteries, and its international high-end market share ranks at the forefront of the global lithium battery industry.

17. Lithion Battery

Lithion Battery Inc.
Established Time1998
Headquarters locationNevada, US

Lithion is a vertically integrated manufacturer of primary and secondary battery packs, rechargeable and non-rechargeable battery packs, and battery modules.

They have two 80,000 square foot facilities, one of which operates as a fully automated production line dedicated to assembling battery packs, located in Henderson, Nevada.

Lithion works closely with OEMs and end users to provide customized power solutions for reliability critical applications. They offer a full range of in-house engineering, design and testing capabilities – providing a one-stop, comprehensive energy and power solution.

18. Hitachi

Hitachi, Ltd
Established Time1910
Headquarters locationTokyo, Japan

Hitachi, Ltd is a multinational motor and electronics company originating in Japan, one of the eight major motor manufacturers in Japan, founded in 1910, is now headquartered in Marunouchi, Tokyo, mainly manufacturing household appliances, industrial machinery and other products.

It also produces large storage batteries and lithium-ion batteries. The company has huge advantages in lithium battery technology and product research and development.

19. EVE energy

EVE Energy Co., Ltd.
Established Time2001/12/24
Headquarters locationHuizhou, China

EVE Energy Co., Ltd. as a leading enterprise in the field of lithium batteries, EVE Lithium Energy started its energy storage business as early as 2016, and established the energy storage division in 2017 to focus on the energy storage field.

Entering the product exhibition hall of EVE Lithium Energy, I saw a dazzling array of new products, new technologies and new applications in the field of energy storage.

Products cover large iron lithium battery, square iron lithium battery, cylindrical iron lithium battery, has been widely used in international and domestic power storage, communication energy storage, household energy storage and ship power and other fields.

20. Gotion High-tech

Hefei Gotion High-tech Power Energy Co., Ltd
Established Time2006/5/9
Headquarters locationHefei, China

Gotion High-tech deeply cultivated in the field of lithium battery for nearly two decades, grasp the first-mover advantage in the domestic market. Founded in 2006, Gotion High-tech is one of the earliest enterprises engaged in independent research and development, production and sales of lithium-ion batteries for new energy vehicles.

It has nearly 7,000 patents related to lithium batteries, and its main business is power lithium batteries and transmission and distribution equipment. The main products are lithium iron phosphate materials and batteries, ternary materials and batteries, power battery packs, battery management systems, etc. The company was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2015 and is the first stock listed for domestic power batteries.

In 2022, the company’s lithium iron phosphate battery installed market share of 6.5%. After more than 20 years of development, the company has accumulated advantageous resources and capabilities in technology research and development, team building, industrial chain integration, internationalization level and customer development.

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