AIMS, a smart manufacturing and industrial intelligence enterprise, has recently completed B-round financing worth several hundred million yuan. The investors are Sequoia China and battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), while all existing shareholders such as Addor Capital, SoftBank China and Fenghe Capital followed suit.
With these funds, AIMS will expand its R&D of intelligent products, deepen the integration of technology and production, and provide customers with one-stop intelligent solutions of “algorithm + platform + equipment” to help customers achieve breakthroughs in production capacity, quality and cost control. In addition, in the fields of new energy batteries and nuclear power, AIMS will deepen its layout, recruit more talent, and build a sophisticated technology R&D team and a professional product delivery service team.
Founded in 2016, AIMS is a high-tech Chinese enterprise focusing on intelligent manufacturing and industrial intelligence. It has a strong team of core data scientists, R&D and delivery teams, and has accumulated rich experience in several hundred intelligent transformation projects of traditional manufacturing industries.
In key national industrial fields such as new energy batteries, nuclear power, power grid, rail transit and shipbuilding, the company provides customers with intelligent platforms and software and hardware products based on intelligent control, detection, operations and maintenance. At present, AIMS’s main customers are leading enterprises such as CATL, China National Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. and CRRC Corporation Limited (CRRC).
Neil Shen (Shen Nanpeng), managing partner of Sequoia Capital Global and founding managing partner of Sequoia Capital China, said that AIMS constantly creates value for the digital transformation and upgrading of China’s manufacturing industry through leading technical strength and product innovation.
The other investor, CATL, is a major new energy battery enterprise, having carried out exchanges and cooperation with AIMS since 2019. The two sides established a joint venture in 2020, focusing on providing intelligent upgrading of new energy battery production lines, and starting research of a new generation of intelligent production equipment. In the process of cooperation with AIMS, Zeng Yuqun, chairman of CATL, recognized AIMS’ technology and products.