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SK hi-tech battery materials Poland

SK hi-tech battery materials Poland

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Centralny slaski; Slaskie; Poludniowy
Location of affected unit(s): Dąbrowa Górnicza


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.20 - Manufacture of batteries and accumulators
Number Employed: 400
Group: SK

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-10-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 12-10-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2023
Planned Job Creation: 600

Additional Information

The South Korean chemical company SK hi-tech battery materials Poland announced that it plans to create additional 600 jobs at its new production facility in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland by the end of 2023. Located in the Katowice Special Economic Zone, the factory was officially launched in October 2021, and so far, 400 employees have been hired at the site. The company is to create in total 1,000 positions in the location. In Poland, the company plans to invest in total PLN 6.5 billion (€1.40 billion) in facilities specializing in the production of lithium-ion battery separators for electric cars.

SK hi-tech battery materials Poland is a subsidiary of SK group. The company operates in various fields from petroleum production, refining, chemicals, lubricants as well as batteries for electric cars and their components. 

Previous business expansion was announced in January 2021 (300 jobs created).