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China records strong lead-acid, lithium-ion battery growth

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:07 -- Laura Varriale
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China's lead-acid and lithium-ion battery industries recorded double-digit growth in 2013 while nickel-metal hydride and nickel-cadmium exports fell, according to a report by SinoMarketInsight.

The report, 'China Battery Industry Report 2014-2017', states the yield of lead-acid batteries in China was 205m kVA, 15.4% more than 2012. This is somewhat of a rebound following the 2011 crackdown on what the Chinese government euphemistically called 'backward lead-acid and secondary lead industry production capacities'.

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Johnson Controls expands in China

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 14:34 -- Laura Varriale
Kenneth Yeng (Johnson Controls), Qin Min (Fuling District government representative)

American automotive battery supplier Johnson Controls has opened a new battery manufacturing plant in Chongqing City, China.

The facility is expected to produce six million automotive batteries per year. Johnson Controls invested $154m in the plant with a size of 133,000m². "This facility will not only enable us to meet increasing demand from our customers in China, but will also allow us to demonstrate our global leadership in technology and sustainability”, said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager of Johnson Control Power Solutions in China. The manufacturer will supply China’s rapidly growing demands with its battery technology and services.

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Chinese manufacturers unconcerned over shutdowns

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:32 -- Ruth Williams
The number of Chinese lead-acid battery manufacturing plants has already dropped to under 300

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced the first batch of companies meeting the State ‘Lead-acid Battery Industry Access Conditions’. The regulations require the capacity of new, reorganised and expanded lead-acid battery manufacturers can be no less than 500 000 kVAh.

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Growth for Johnson Controls

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 18:02 -- Ruth Williams

Johnson Controls Inc. has begun a new partnership with PolyPlus Battery Corporation, a California-based battery manufacturer, and also announced plans for a Chinese automotive battery plant. 

PolyPlus will receive US$8.99 million from the US Department of Energy to invest in manufacturing lithium-ion batteries over the next three years.

PolyPlus is developing batteries that are lighter store more energy than the lithium-ion batteries that Johnson Controls currently produces.

Johnson Controls also announced this week signing a deal in China for a facility producing batteries for stop-start vehicles. It will be the first of its kind the company has in China.

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