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EnerSys Chooses Greenville, South Carolina, for Li-ion Cell Gigafactory

Feb. 19, 2024
“EnerSys is accelerating the global clean energy transition by significantly expanding our production of lithium-ion batteries across a broad range of end markets and applications,” says EnerSys President and CEO David M. Shaffer.

Stored energy systems company EnerSys has announced its selection of Greenville, South Carolina, for a new lithium-ion cell gigafactory to strengthen domestic battery production. The 500,000-square-foot facility will manufacture several form factors of li-ion cells and potentially create 500 new jobs.

With construction set to begin early next year, the company aims to develop a facility with a total production of 4GW annually; the cells will be for commercial, industrial and defense applications.

EnerSys plans to make a $500 million investment using funds from an incentive package through South Carolina and Greenville County, IRA tax benefits and potential federal funding. The incentive package through the state and county is valued at approximately $200 million.

The facility will be located on approximately 140 acres in the Augusta Grove business park and will be EnerSys’ second operation in South Carolina; operations are set to begin in late 2027.

“We recognize Greenville as an emerging hub for high-tech companies with an attractive talent pool in a thriving community, says EnerSys President and CEO David M. Shaffer. “With the support of South Carolina and Greenville County this factory will help us meet our customers’ needs, including those with specific manufacturing requirements for domestic sourced batteries.”

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