SEMCORP opens its first production unit outside China in Hungary - VIDEO REPORT

SEMCORP opens its first production unit outside China in Hungary - VIDEO REPORT

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As the first production unit of the SEMCORP Group outside China, a lithium-ion battery separator film plant will be established in the Debrecen South Industrial Park. The 97,000 m2 plant will start operations in early 2023, increasing the company's annual film production capacity by approximately 12 percent. The investment of more than EUR 183 million will create 440 new jobs.

SEMCORP is one of the world's leading companies in the development and manufacture of lithium-ion battery separator film products. In China, the group has five factories with a total annual base film production capacity of 3.3 billion m2, which are mainly used in electric and hybrid car batteries as well as consumer electronics goods. Its customers include LG, Panasonic, Samsung, BYD, and SK Innovation.

The company will start the construction of the first phase in 2021 on a 19-hectare plot in the Debrecen South Industrial Park. The 97,000 m2 plant will house four base film production lines as well as coating and slitting capacity.

The establishment of the new facility in Hungary is a strategic step in the life of the company, with which they want to become the number one supplier of separator films in the global market of lithium-ion batteries.