China is one of the most important markets for new energy vehicles. This is the Part 2 of the report on 2015 Top 10 Lists on electric car (EV) lithium-ion battery (LIB) manufacturers and cathode material, anode material, electrolyte and separator suppliers in China, released by CCID Consulting and itdcw.com. (Please also see Part 1 and Part 3)
Cathode Material Suppliers
China is a leading county for producing cathode materials for LIB. It produced 23,730 tons in Q2/2015, or a 41.3% increase over the same period of 2014.
Current production capacity is 15 thousand tons/year. The production will ramp up to 30 thousand tons/year by 2016. Revenue in the first half of 2015 is $157.1 million (or 1.02 billion yuan) and the profit increases by 100% as compared with the same period of 2014. Its customers include ATL, BYD, Lishen and LG Chem. Shanshan Corporation owns Shanshan New Material for cathode, Shanshan Tech for anode and Shanshan Battery Material for electrolyte.
Production capacity was 15 thousand tons/year by 2014. Revenue in 2014 is $115.5 million (or 0.75 billion yuan). Peking University is one founding party of the company. Products include lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2, or LCO), lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide (LiNixCoyMnzO2 x+y+z=1, or NCM) and lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4, or LFP). Customers include ATL, CATL, Lishen and Coslight.
Current production capacity is 15 thousand tons/year. Revenue in 2014 is $223.4 million (or 1.45 billion yuan). Products include LCO, NCM and precursors. Reshine is among the first Chinese cathode manufacturers who entered the global market and supplies the materials to battery makers such as Samsung, LG Chem, SK Innovation and Toshiba.
- Jinhe (website not available)
Current production capacity is 9 thousand tons/year for cathode materials and 16 thousand tons/year for precursors. Revenue in the first half of 2015 is $49.3 million (or 0.32 billion yuan). It makes NCM and lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide (LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2, or NCA). The customers include Samsung, LG Chem, ATL, CATL and Lishen.
Current production capacity is 9 thousand tons/year. Revenue in the first half of 2015 is $52.4 million (or 0.34 billion yuan). It’s also a first Chinese supplier to export the cathode materials. Its major products are LCO and NCM. In 2014, Easpring started to develop NCA with Korean company GS Energy. Customers include BYD, BAK, Lishen, ATL, Samsung, SK Innovation, LG Chem, Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba. It produces 6 thousand tons of anode materials a year as well.
Anode Material Suppliers
China and Japan are two major anode producers. In 2014, China produced 51.6 thousand tons of anode materials, which equals to a 47.43% increase over 2013.
Current production capacity is 30 thousand tons/year. Revenue in the first half of 2015 is $104.8 million (or 0.68 billion yuan). BTR is the major supplier for Samsung, LG Chem, SK Innovation and Panasonic. It reacts fast on technology upgrade. One example is that the company stays at the front of the commercialization of high-energy silicon anode materials.
Current production capacity is 15 thousand tons/year. Another expansion of 35 thousand tons/year is underway. Revenue in the first half of 2015 is $63.2 million (or 0.41 billion yuan). Shanshan Tech is a subsidiary of Shanshan Corporation. It is a leading supplier on artificial graphite and also is developing silicon, soft carbon and lithium titanate (Li4Ti5O12, or LTO). Customers include LG Chem, Sony, ATL and Lishen.
Current production capacity is 10 thousand tons/year. Revenue in the first half of 2015 is $5.1 million (or 32.8 million yuan). Graphite materials are its major products. The company also is developing silicon carbon composites, hard carbon and soft carbon. Customers include BYD and CATL. One of Shinzoom’s investors is Easpring.
Current production capacity is 10 thousand tons/year. The company plans to increase the production capacity to 40 thousand tons/year. Revenue in the first half of 2015 is $15.4 million (or 0.1 billion yuan). Zichen is ATL’s major supplier. The products are mainly used in high-capacity LIBs.
Current production capacity is 8 thousand tons/year. Revenue in 2015 is $12.3 million (or 80 million yuan). Sinuo is focused on artificial graphite products and trying to supply to major battery manufacturers.