Shanghai (Gasgoo)- On September 27th, Chinese start-up CHJ Automotive announced in Changzhou that its lithium battery plant began to go into production. At the initial phase, the battery plant will offer battery systems for its SEV models. It is reported that this battery plant was established to support its parent company CHJ Automotive.
According to the company’s claim, the plant has introduced a lot advanced equipment from America, Japan and Germany and integrated many systems and technologies from MES and Siemens such as PLC modular control system, industrial Ethernet , visual identification system and flexible production line.
The plant can meet over 20 kinds of battery packs' flexible manufacturing demands. The whole plant’s automation rate is 80 percent while that of its modular production line can be up to 100 percent. It can process 200,000 cells per day and 300,000 battery packs per year.
When CHJ Automotive was established, its founder Li Xiang made an initial product planning. It will launch two models at first. One is an electric SEV, a sort of ultra-compact car, for short distance travelling and the other is a seven-seater hybrid SUV for long-distance travelling.
At the end of August, the first electric SEV went off the pilot production line in its Factory One (the first-phase project). It just took 12 months for the first-phase project to finish the plant construction and equipment installation. After pilot production, the factory will test the equipment and begin mass production.
At the same time when the first model went off the line, the start-up held a groundbreaking ceremony for Factory two, which will produce SUV models.
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