VILLO and Schneider Electric jointly promote green smart manufacturing in the lithium battery industry

Dongguan, China, September 27, 2021-Dongguan VILLO Technology Inc. (hereinafter referred to as VILLO) and Schneider Electric, an expert in digital transformation in the field of global energy management and automation, formally signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

VILLO’s professional advantages in the fields of industrial dust removal and explosion-proof safety will jointly utilize Schneider Electric’s leading one-stop solutions, services and technical support in green energy management, green smart manufacturing, etc., to jointly promote green smart manufacturing and high quality in the lithium battery industry develop. Lin Weibo, chairman and general manager of VILLO, and Cui Zhida, vice president of Schneider Electric and head of OEM business of industrial automation China, attended the signing ceremony and signed on behalf of both parties.

Thanks to the global trend of energy conservation and emission reduction and the rapid development of new energy vehicles, the demand for lithium batteries has grown rapidly. According to research conducted by Deloitte Consulting, the global demand for lithium batteries is 27.9 billion watt-hours in 2020, and is expected to continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 34.4% from 2021 to 2025, reaching 122.3 billion watt-hours. The demand for batteries accounts for 44.1% of the world’s total, ranking first in the world. With the support of advanced technology and strong demand, the realization of environmentally friendly, safe and efficient lithium battery production has the dual significance of advancing the “3060” dual-carbon goal, achieving green emission reduction and further developing intelligent manufacturing, and ultimately contributed to VILLO and Schneider Electric’s cooperation in the field of lithium battery production. Dust removal is one of the important links in the production process of lithium batteries. Dust removal equipment protects on-site personnel and processing equipment during the processes of stirring, rolling, sheeting, winding, welding, and packaging, and reduces environmental pollution during the production process. It plays an important role in improving battery quality and safety. As a leading enterprise in the domestic industrial explosion-proof intelligent dust removal equipment industry, VILLO is one of the participants in the standardization of domestic explosion-proof ventilation equipment. Its products are widely used in the lithium battery industry, laser processing, photovoltaic industry, 3D printing, explosion-proof and fire-proof industries.

At present, VILLO uses a large number of Schneider Electric accessories in its products, including low voltage and automation products such as contactors, indicator lights, buttons, micro disconnects, plastic cases, PLC modules, safety relays, etc., and hopes to cooperate with Schneider Electric in the future. Deepen cooperation in the fields of lean management and energy consumption management in factories, and further expand the breadth and depth of intelligent manufacturing. Schneider Electric representative Cui Zhida said: “With its accumulation in the field of energy management and automation, Schneider Electric is able to provide customers and industrial partners in the lithium battery industry with one-stop solutions and service capabilities. The cooperation with VILLO in the field of lithium battery production and dust removal is also Schneider Electric’s exploration in this field is looking forward to co-research and mutual learning with VILLO, and contribute to the green and intelligent manufacturing of the lithium battery industry.”

In this strategic cooperation, the two parties will mainly focus on lithium battery manufacturing, jointly build related smart manufacturing demonstration factories, and will invest resources to jointly develop products and application solutions suitable for the lithium battery manufacturing industry. The two parties will invest resources to develop suitable products and application solutions for the specific needs of the target industry, so as to jointly innovate to meet industry challenges. In line with the principle of “global innovation, local practice”, carry out mutual learning and creative practice of technology. In this regard, Lin Weibo, Chairman of VILLO, said: “Currently, the development of the lithium battery industry is in full swing, with the participation of leading companies in many fields. VILLO hopes to take this opportunity to explore its unique application advantages in the field of lithium battery manufacturing with Schneider Electric and to use collaborative innovation. The smart manufacturing cooperation opened a new chapter in enterprise development.”