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11 October 2021

The opening ceremony of the SK hi-tech battery materials factory in D±browa Górnicza Poland

On October 6, 2021 in D±browa Górnicza (Tucznawa) the opening ceremony of the separator factory for lithium-ion batteries took place. In addition to the Chairman of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency Krzysztof Drynda, the event was attended by: Deputy Minister of Development and Technology Grzegorz Piechowiak, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Mira Sun, Deputy Silesian Voivode Robert Magdziarz, who represented Prime Minister Mateursz Morawicki and the Silesian Voivode Jarosław Wieczorek, secretary of the Marshal's Office, Dariusz Piechowiak, the President of D±browa Górnicza Marcin Bazylak, Chaiman of the Katowice Special Economic Zone Janusz Michałek, Chairman of the Management Board of Korea Export-Import Bank Mun Kyu Bang and the Chairman of the Management Board of SK ie technology Jae Sok Rho.

The opening ceremony of the SK hi-tech battery materials factory in D±browa Górnicza Poland


So far, the Korean company SK ie technology has produced separators in Korea and China. The factory in D±browa Górnicza is the first production plant for lithium-ion battery separators in Europe.

The investment of SK hi-tech battery materials Poland will provide an opportunity, not only to increase production and strengthen our position in the electromobility sector, but will also allow for the development of new technologies related to electromobility - commented PAIH‘s Chairman Krzysztof Drynda.

Production at the plant in D±browa Górnicza started in August 2021 under the name of SK hi-tech battery materials Poland, after a 21-month period of construction. In Europe, which is considered the cradle of electric cars on the global automotive market, SK hi-tech battery materials Poland was the first company to acquire a separator production base with an annual production capacity of 340 million m2. This is the number of separators, thanks to which, it is possible to equip over 300 thousand electric cars; this product will be supplied to global manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries.

By 2024,SK hi-tech battery materials Poland plans to create a thousand new jobs with a declared investment budget of PLN 7 billion. The factory will achieve an annual production capacity of 1.54 billion m2 of separators, and thus will achieve the largest production capacity of separators in Europe.

A second plant with an annual production capacity of 340 million m2 is under construction, with plans to start commercial operations in 2023. The third and fourth plants - each with an annual production capacity of 340 million m2 - are also under construction. As a result, SK technology's global production scale, including Korea, China and Europe, is expected to reach a total of 2.73 billion m2 per year.

SK technology supplies separators for the world's largest battery producers. The demand for high-quality separators increases with the increasing demand for high density stable lithium-ion batteries. SK technology separators are a product that meets the highest safety requirements and are appreciated on the European market for their high quality.

SK hi-tech battery materials Poland is developing dynamically, implementing projects to strengthen electromobility and contributing to the growth of Poland's position as a European production leader in this promising industry. The investment is a contribution to the development of Polish industry, but also of significant benefit to the local community.


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