The Chinese company’s plant in Debrecen will produce separator foil for electric car batteries, and production is expected to start next year.
Semcorp already has more than 150 employees in Debrecen, the EDC Debrecen (Debrecen Urban and Economic Development Center) announced on its Facebook page. They added that the 97,000-square-metre, high-tech factory in the Southern Economic Zone is the size of nearly 14 football pitches and is expected to start producing separator foils for electric car batteries next year.
The plant in Debrecen is Semcorp’s first outside China, and the company is expected to create 440 new jobs in Debrecen.
The Shanghai-based company is a world leader in producing separator foils for electric car batteries, and the Debrecen plant will produce 400 million of these products per year on four production lines.
Production could start next year at Semcorp’s Debrecen plant.
Semcorp is receiving HUF 13 billion in state aid for its HUF 63.5 billion investment in Debrecen. The company’s development has won the award for the largest greenfield investment of the year at the National Investment Agency’s Investor of the Year 2020 gala event.
DKV recently built a stop at Semcorp’s Debrecen plant.
Semcorp’s plant was built between the Krones and Vitesco Technologies factories in the Southern Economic Belt. The industrial park already includes the Deufol plant, the logistics centre of BHS Trans Kft. and the Halms Hungary Kft. plant. The Debrecen plant of EcoPro BM of Southern Europe, the larger bus factory of ITK Holding and the battery plant of CATL of China are also under construction there.