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Korea-Based SK Battery America Plans Roswell, Georgia, Regional IT Hub

Korea-based SK Battery America, an electric vehicle battery manufacturer, will open a regional IT hub facility in Roswell, Georgia. The $19 million project is expected to create 200 jobs over the next few years.

The new IT center, located at 1110 Sanctuary Parkway, will be an integrated IT management center serving the company’s battery manufacturing facilities across the U.S. Operations are scheduled to begin in January 2024.

“We decided to open our IT regional center in Roswell to strengthen SK’s position as a leader in the battery industry, and it will help us build and operate an advanced manufacturing system in accordance with further expansion of battery production bases in the United States,” said Jason Choi, Head of Information Technology at SK Battery America. “We are excited to expand our presence and engage with the community and surrounding region.”

Founded in 1976, SK Group is the second-largest conglomerate in South Korea. The company is currently investing nearly $2.6 billion in two lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities in Jackson County to supply electric vehicles such as the Ford F-150 Lightning and Volkswagen ID.4.

“In 2019, SK On established SK Battery America as its U.S. production base, and the new IT regional center is a natural result of the company’s commitment to Georgia,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “In economic development, we often talk about the ripple effects of a company’s initial investment. Suppliers, support centers, and expansions create new opportunities that go beyond the company’s original scope, location, and even industry. We look forward to future opportunities to celebrate SK Battery America and SK On’s success in Georgia, and congratulations to the City of Roswell and Fulton County for this exciting addition to the region’s tech industry.”

Director of Korean Investment Yoonie Kim represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with the City of Roswell, Fulton County, and Georgia Power.

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