On December 19, 2022, the China · Huayou 7th Annual International Conference with the theme of "Build Together and Win the Future Together" was grandly opened in Tongxiang City. With the world undergoing the unprecedented changes unseen in a hundred years, and with the rapid development of the new energy industry that has broken through difficulties and bucked the trend, more than 500 people, including our partners, customer representatives, supplier representatives from home and abroad, and our friends from relevant financial institutions, securities institutions and media institutions, met in Tongxiang City to build consensus on development, overcome difficulties and challenges and gather momentum for jointly creating a better future of high-quality development in the new energy industry.
Chen Xuehua, Chairman of Huayou Group, Mu Yun'an, Member of the Standing Committee of Tongxiang Municipal Party Committee and Executive Vice Mayor, Lou Jianfeng, Chairman and President of BASF Greater China, WATANUKI TATSUYA, Chairman of Toyota Tsusho (China) Co., Ltd., SONG YONG SAM, Chairman of POSCO-China Holding Corp., Deng Xiaojia, R&D Director of Volkswagen (China) Investment Co., Ltd., Bei Mingkai, the Global Senior Vice President of BASF Battery Materials and Chairman of BASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., Ltd., Wang Zhigang, President of Farasis Energy (Gan Zhou) Co., Ltd., Wu Jianmin, Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Executive Deputy Director of the Management Committee of Quzhou Intelligent Manufacturing Park, and other leaders and guests attended the opening ceremony. which was presided over by Chen Hongliang, President of Huayou Group.
H.E. Mr. Luhut, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia, congratulated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Huayou through video, expressed his sincere thanks for Huayou’s investment in Indonesia and fully recognized Huayou’s implementation of the sustainable development strategy in Indonesia. The Minister pointed out that at the G20 Summit held last month, the two heads of state reached important consensus on jointly building a community of shared future between China and Indonesia and continued to deepening the docking of the "the Belt and Road" Initiative with Indonesia's Global Maritime Fulcrum Strategy to establish a new pattern of high-level cooperation. As an excellent representative of the Chinese funded enterprises, Huayou's investment in Indonesia has fully driven the local economic and social development. Especially that Huayou has completed and operated a large number of major projects in Indonesia in the past year, such as Huayue Project, outlining a strategic blueprint for openness at a high level and promoting high-quality development. At present, Huayou is accelerating the expansion of nickel industry. Huayou and PT Vale started cooperating this year. The two sides have committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and minimizing carbon emissions, which fully highlights that both sides attach importance to the ESG effort. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the founding of Huayou, we look forward to achieving a new level of cooperation between Indonesia and Huayou in the future.
"Openness to achieve win-win results and cooperation leads the future." On behalf of Tongxiang Municipal Party Committee and Tongxiang Municipal Government, Mu Yun'an, Member of the Standing Committee of Tongxiang Municipal Party Committee and Executive Vice Mayor, said in his speech that in the past 20 years, Huayou has gone global from Tongxiang City and made remarkable achievements in the new energy li-ion battery industry. At present, based on the goal of high-quality development of Tongxiang city, taking the initiative to enter the new energy lithium battery material industry and transforming its advantage of upstream resource control into industrial development advantages, Huayou Cobalt has become a globally competitive leader in lithium battery material integration. Not long ago, Chen Xuehua, Chairman of the Group, as an outstanding entrepreneur in Tongxiang City, was even received by Indonesian President Zoko at the 2022 G20 Summit, which not only sets a successful example for the private enterprises in Tongxiang City, but also makes positive contributions to the economic and social development of Tongxiang City. We hope that Huayou will continue to carry forward the pioneering and innovative spirit and make new and greater contributions to the industrial progress and the economic and social development of Tongxiang City.
"The State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC) provides green power and energy for Huayou, and Huayou provides green products for the world." Qian Zhimin, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Chairman of the SPIC, expressed regret that he had not been able to attend the conference and warmly congratulated on the opening of the China · Huayou 7th Annual International Conference. He mentioned that Huayou is one of the top 500 private enterprises in China, a global leader in new energy lithium battery materials, and the world's largest supplier of cobalt products. The SPIC is the largest new energy power generation enterprise in the world and also the largest clean energy power generation enterprise in the world. The cooperation between Huayou and the SPIC will do our bit for the Beautiful China Initiative and play an active role in coping with global climate changes.
"We will surely come out of the fog and move towards light. The most powerful force is cooperation, and the most effective way is to work together." Xu Wenzui, President of BOC Jiaxing Subbranch said in his speech, who was entrusted by Yuan Long, Vice President of BOC Zhejiang Branch. He mentioned that the cooperation between BOC and Huayou began in 2008. Over the past 14 years, BOC has been committed to providing Huayou with services of "height, breadth, depth and warmth. At present, Huayou Cobalt has become the industry leader of new energy Li-ion battery materials and built a vertically integrated industrial chain with Huayou characteristics. Huayou is an example of private enterprises in Zhejiang. As an important strategic partner of Huayou, BOC Zhejiang Branch will continue to inject new impetus into the high-quality and sustainable development of Huayou and make greater contributions to the construction of a demonstration zone for common prosperity in the province.
"It is our shared goal to promote green development and boost the harmonious coexistence of human and nature." Lu Wei, Director of Indirect Procurement of BMW Brilliance Automotive Co., Ltd., said this in his speech and he also mentioned that from 2019, BMW and Huayou have reached a battery recycling cooperation agreement in China. Over the past three years, we both sides have been committed to long-term and stable development with forward-looking thinking. We aim to promote the sustainable development of the automotive industry in the future through electrification and circular economy. In May this year, BMW Brilliance and Huayou have pioneered an innovation mode in the closed-loop management of power battery raw material recycling and cascade utilization of power batteries, exploring a road for green development in the new energy industry, deepening our cooperation in the circular economy and carbon emissions, and making us the pioneers of green development and industrial upgrading in the NEV battery recycling industry. In the future, with our common ideas and outstanding strengths, we will make more outstanding achievements.
"Huayou has always been actively exercising social responsibility and has strong competitiveness in implementing the ESG effort." Kim Dong Su, head of Procurement Center of LG Energy Solution Ltd., a South Korean battery maker, said in his speech that Huayou has 20 years of experience in sales of battery. In particular, in recent years, Huayou has gradually expanded its influence on the battery market. As a global leader in producing battery materials, Huayou has the highest level of technology and quality in the field of the metal-ion battery materials and precursors. In order to deepen the our cooperation in terms of recycling, we will also work hard to jointly build an integrated ecological system of battery from metal to battery terminal in Indonesia. By working together, we look forward to deepening global cooperation and becoming a beacon of light to illuminate each other in the future.
"As long as we keep our original aspiration, we are not afraid of any change." Chairman Chen Xuehua extended his warmest welcome and heartfelt thanks to the leaders at all levels, guests and friends from all walks of life in his speech. Speaking of the current development situation of new energy lithium batteries, he said Huayou, as an enterprise in the NEV industry chain, has always maintained an open mind, especially since this year. We have signed a number of cooperation agreements with well-known enterprises at home and abroad, and achieved many cooperation results, thus boosting its high-quality development with a high level of openness.
"Openness brings progress, cooperation brings win-win results and the general trend of openness and cooperation remains unchanged." Chairman Chen Xuehua said. Over the past 20 years, especially since the "13th Five-year Plan" period and the "14th Five-year Plan" period, Huayou has made great progress, which is partly attributed to opening up. It has gathered industrial consensus, promoted practical cooperation and spread our products to global market with confidence. Meanwhile, Chairman Chen Xuehua also analyzed the challenges in the lithium battery materials industry and proposed to strengthen technical cooperation and build a scientific and technological innovation system of openness and cooperation. We should deepen the joint construction of the industrial park and further promote the development model of two gatherings and two bases"(two gatherings refer to enterprise cluster and project agglomeration and two bases refer to integration-based and park-based). To achieve common development, we need to grow together with customers, suppliers and other partners. Huayou is willing to work with all sectors of society and industry counterparts to strengthen cooperation to promote the certain and stable development of Lithium battery materials and the flourishing of the NEV industry.
An old Chinese saying goes "it's not easy to meet each other in such a big world, it’s harder to stay together!" In an era full of challenges and opportunities, let's adhere to the cooperative development concept of "building together and winning the future together", overcome difficulties and challenges with greater openness, and seek development and win-win results with better cooperation. Let's work together to write a new chapter with new understanding and new actions, and jointly create a better future for the li-ion battery material industry!