History
  • 2017

    In July, Tianqi Lithium Chongqing officially inaugurated.




  • 2016

    In September, the Company purchased 2.1% of shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (SQM) from SailingStone Capital Partners LLC (SCP).


    In October, Tianqi held the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the construction of the Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant in Kwinana, Western Australia.



  • 2015

    In April, Tianqi acquired 100% shares of Galaxy Lithium International Limited, and is now in charge of the world’s largest battery-grade lithium carbonate production base with highest degree of automation, located in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu.

  • 2014

    In August, the Company purchased 20% of the controlling shares of Zhabuye Lithium Industry Co., Ltd. from Tibet Mineral Development Co., Ltd. to participate in development of lithium brine-based resources at Zhabuye Salt Lake, Tibet.


    In May, Tianqi acquired 51% sharesof Windfield Holdings Pty., Ltd., the parent company of Talison Lithium Pty., Ltd., the world's largest lithium mineral producer.

  • 2012

    In April, the Company obtained a mining license in relation to spodumene deposits located in Cuola, Yajiang County, Sichuan.

  • 2011

    In June, Tianqi collaborated with Shanghai Aerospace Power Technology Co., Ltd. to unveil the layout of lithium-ion power battery industry.


    Government officials recognized Tianqi as a“National Hi-tech Industrialization Base for Magnesium & Lithium Material”.

  • 2010

    In August, a major milestone was achieved whereby the Company successfully registered on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as an A-share listed stock.

  • 2008

    In October, Tianqi obtained exploration licenses of spodumene deposits in Cuola, Yajiang County, Sichuan.

  • 2007

    A restructure of the shareholding system led to the establishment of "Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, Inc.”.

  • 2006

    Ya'an Huahui Lithium Industry Science & Technology Material Co., Ltd. was founded.

  • 2004

    Shehong Lithium Industry Co., Ltd. was acquired by Tianqi Group.

  • 1995

    Shehong Lithium Industry Co., Ltd. was founded as a state-owned enterprise.

  • 1992

    Construction of first lithium carbonate plant in Shehong commenced, meaning Tianqi has been a producer in the lithium industry for almost 25 years.

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