CATL in Germany


CATL began its overseas journey by establishing Contemporary Amperex Technology GmbH (CATG) in Munich, Germany, in 2014. Four years later, CATL founded Contemporary Amperex Technology Thuringia GmbH (CATT) in Erfurt, Thuringia, marking its first global expansion in EV battery manufacturing. CATL is bringing its state-of-the-art technologies to the heart of Europe by localizing innovative battery technology to drive the growth of the region′s EV industry. As a dynamic member of the Thuringian community, CATT is contributing to the concerted efforts of building a sustainable Europe.

Development Milestones


Construction of CATT making steady progress

Partial aerial view of CATT


September-Joined “BattLife", a project started by the Battery Innovation and Technology Center (BITC)

Launching ceremony of the "BattLife" project


May-CATT relocated to the industrial area “Erfurter Kreuz”

June-Acquired former "Solar World” property

October-Groundbreaking of CATT, CATL’s first overseas factory in Thuringia

Groundbreaking ceremony of CATT


July-CATL and the Thuringia State Government signed an investment agreement to set up a battery production base and intelligent manufacturing R&D Center in Erfurt, Thuringia

September-Contemporary Amperex Technology Thuringia GmbH (CATT) was founded in the city center of Erfurt 

The signing ceremony of the investment agreement


March-CATL embarked on its overseas journey by establishing Contemporary Amperex Technology GmbH (CATG)

CATL’s first overseas subsidiary CATG reception area

Customer Focus

Customer Focus

By adhering to the strategy of delivering customer-focused product and service, CATL has developed strong partnerships with key European companies in the automotive industry including Audi,  BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Porsche, Stellantis, Volkswagen, Volvo and others (in alphabetical order).

Sustainable Value Creation

Sustainable Value Creation

In support of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals, CATL has established its position to ensure a sustainable supply chain through due diligence audits and trainings for its suppliers, as well as optimization of resources in regards to carbon neutrality.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

CATL donated 150,000 masks and 200,000 pairs of medical gloves to support the healthcare system, schools and kindergartens in Thuringia.

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