SK IE Technology (SKIET), the Korea-based material business subsidiary of SK Innovation, held an opening ceremony for lithium-ion battery separator plant in Silesia, the company’s first European production base.
SKIET’s first plant in Poland has completed after about 21 months of construction. It is expected to kick off commercial operation in the fourth quarter of this year, after mechanical completion in June and test operation that started in August. It makes SKIET the first company ever to gain a production foothold for lithium-ion battery separators in Europe, the largest global EV market. The amount of production is enough to be mounted to 300,000 electric vehicles, and the products will be supplied to global battery companies such as SK On.
The opening ceremony for the first plant was held in Silesia Province, and joined by high-ranking officials and related business figures including SK IE Technology CEO & President Rho Jae-sok, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Poland Sun Mira, Polish Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Technology Grzegorz Piechowiak and the Export-Import Bank of Korea CEO Bang Moon-kyu.
“I’m very delighted that the construction of SKIET’s Polish separator production plant has been completed,” said the Polish Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Technology Grzegorz Piechowiak.