Meeting the growing demand for automotive batteries for eco-friendly vehicles.
Panasonic Corporation has this time established a joint venture company to manufacture automotive batteries in China, together with Dalian Levear Electric Co., Ltd. (People’s Republic of China (PRC); Chairman: Guochen Liu Board Chairman of Panasonic Automotive Systems Dalian Co., Ltd. (PASDL) and Dalian Levear Electric Co., Ltd.).
China, which boasts the world’s biggest quantity of car production and sales, faces increasing environmental issues as its economy grows, hence demand for eco-friendly vehicles is expected to increase. Against this background, the joint venture company will utilize Panasonic’s technology and knowhow for the production and quality control of automotive batteries to manufacture them for eco-friendly vehicles.
Panasonic is aiming at ¥2.1 trillion in sales for the automotive business overall, inclusive of infotainment systems and industrial devices in fiscal 2019, ending March 31st, 2019 that is our 100th anniversary. In the automotive business, Panasonic’s automotive batteries have an established reputation for their long track record and advanced technological capabilities. The automotive lithium-ion batteries in particular lead the global market, and the company aims at further growth of its automotive business together with the newly-established joint venture company.
The joint venture company will gain the support and cooperation of the relevant authorities and intends to begin production from 2017.
Overview of the Joint Venture Company
|Name||Panasonic Automotive Energy Dalian Co., Ltd.|
|Begins production||2017 (provisional)|
|Headquarters location||Dalian City, Liaoning, People’s Republic of China|
|Business operations||Design, manufacture, sales, after-sales services and import-export operations for automotive batteries.|
|Production items||Lithium-ion batteries for eco-friendly vehicles|
|Legal capital||273 million RMB|
|Capital ratio||Panasonic Corporation: 50%. Dalian Levear Electric Co., Ltd: 50%|
|Representative Directors||Chairman: Guochen Liu Board Chairman of PASDL and Dalian Levear Electric. CEO: Nobukazu Yamanishi|