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Kontrolmatik Technologies Plans Colleton County, South Carolina, Lithium-ion Battery Factory

12/12/2022
Kontrolmatik Technologies, via its subsidiary Pomega Energy Storage Technologies, will locate its first U.S.-based lithium-ion battery factory in Colleton County, South Carolina. The $279 million project is expected to create 575 jobs.

Located in the Colleton Industrial Campus, near Walterboro, the new facility will not only manufacture lithium-ion battery cells, but will also produce the modules and other elements of the company’s containerized energy storage solutions. The factory’s 3GWh capacity will exclusively target the grid-scale energy storage market. Operations are scheduled to begin in 2024.

“We hope that this investment, the first of more to follow, will make notable contributions to the efforts in establishing a domestic manufacturing capacity in the USA for lithium ion batteries,” said Bahadir Yetki, Kontrolmatik Technologies and Pomega Energy Storage Technologies CEO.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.

“South Carolina is proud to welcome Pomega Energy Storage Technologies to Colleton County,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III. “Our state is committed to growing its innovative, high-tech and advanced manufacturing footprint, as our people and existing supplier network consistently produce world-class products. The lithium-ion battery cells and BESS products produced by Pomega Energy Storage Technologies have the potential to change the energy industry around the country, and South Carolina is proud to play a role.”

Founded by Kontrolmatik Technologies in 2022, Pomega Energy Storage Technologies is a manufacturer and integrator of battery energy storage systems. BESS can be paired with renewable energy installations or can serve as standalone systems to support existing energy grids. BESS offers a variety of existing grid support functions including increasing grid efficiency, providing grid stabilization, lowering the cost of electricity to consumers or supplying backup power during outages.

“SouthernCarolina Alliance congratulates Pomega Energy Storage Technologies on choosing Colleton County for their manufacturing location, and we congratulate Colleton County on the announcement of 575 new jobs. We appreciate Pomega Energy Storage Technologies’ commitment to our workforce and our communities, and we look forward to supporting their operations and success,'' added SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls.

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