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New Energy Vehicles: ZEISS is awarded in China

ZEISS solutions improve quality assurance of battery cells and electric motors

26 July 2021

Oberkochen, Germany | 26 July 2021 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS has already received two awards this year: At the end of March, the organizational committee of the 10th International Forum for NEV in Shanghai presented ZEISS with the Best Power Cell Equipment of the Year Award. Also, at the end of April, ZEISS was honored with the 2020 Hairpin Motor Supplier Contribution Award. The latter prize, the only one of its kind in China, recognized ZEISS’s solutions for the quality assurance of electric motors with hairpin technology.

“ZEISS finds the critical points in the battery cells and helps the entire industry to improve their quality inspection and quality control,” according to the organizational committee of the 10th International Forum for New Energy Vehicles, which presented ZEISS with the“ Best Power Cell Equipment of the Year Award“. The metrology company was honored on March 25, 2021 for its innovative solutions for new automobile powerdrives during an event in Shanghai, China.

Finding and solving the critical issues of battery cell and electric motor manufacturers distinguishes ZEISS. Innovative solutions from ZEISS promote the development of New Energy Vehicles (NEV)

Finding and solving the critical issues of battery cell and electric motor manufacturers distinguishes ZEISS. Innovative solutions from ZEISS promote the development of New Energy Vehicles (NEV)

The award, said Xu Xiaosang, Sales Manager for the ZEISS New Energy Vehicle business in China, “underlines our commitment to this pioneering, future-oriented field and demonstrates to the industry that we are the right partner for optimizing their quality and processes.” With ZEISS solutions, companies are not only able to deliver batteries and other cutting-edge developments with the required quality; they can also bring their products to market much faster and at a lower cost.

The International Forum for New Energy Vehicles is one of the most important and authoritative forums in China in the field of new energy vehicles. In addition to government officials and academics, participants included numerous global players that manufacture batteries, motors, or other components for NEV. They gather each year for this event to inform themselves on how to support the transformation of the Chinese vehicle industry.

Award for quality assurance of electric motors

Several days after receiving an award for its solutions for, and commitment to, battery cells, the metrology company from Oberkochen was again awarded in China. At the end of April 2021, ZEISS received the 2020 Hairpin Motor Supplier Contribution Award. It was presented during the 2021 APS 8th Automotive Powertrain Summit and Hairpin Motor Matching Technology Summit, which took place in Jiading, Shanghai.

During this event, numerous researchers and company executives from across the globe discussed the market potential for electric motors with hairpin technology, how to ensure the quality control, and the challenges that currently need to be overcome in the research and development process.

For Zheng Tiany, Application Manager of Industrial Quality Solutions at ZEISS, the award from this high-caliber forum demonstrates that “ZEISS knows the developments and the processes of NEV manufacturers very well, and is supporting manufacturers to bring their innovative solutions to the market in an efficient manner.”

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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 8.8 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2022).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership. ZEISS invests 13 percent of its revenue in research and development – this high level of expenditure has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment in the future.

With over 40,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities (status: 31 March 2023). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

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ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

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