EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Contemporary Amperex Technology Thuringia

Contemporary Amperex Technology Thuringia

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Thüringen
Location of affected unit(s): Arnstadt


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.20 - Manufacture of batteries and accumulators
Number Employed: 500
Group: Contemporary Amperex Technology

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-04-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 04-04-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Planned Job Creation: 1500

Additional Information

The Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Thuringia GmbH (CATL) announced it will hire 1500 new employees from the region of Arnstadt in Thuringia, Germany.

CATL will start their production in the new built factory in the second half of 2022. Until then, 1500 new employees will be hired and added to the already 500 existing employees in the region of Arnstadt. CATL plans to invest around 1,8 Billion Euro in the new built factory to produce batteries for around 120.000 electric cars with a capacity of 8 gigawatt hours per year.

CATL is the biggest Chinese manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries. The factory in Arnstadt is the first CATL factory outside of China.