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EnerSys Plans Greenville, South Carolina, Lithium-ion Cell Operations

Stored energy systems and technology provider EnerSys, a global leader in energy storage systems and solutions, plans to establish operations in Greenville, South Carolina. The $500 million project is expected to create 500 jobs.

The new 500,000-square-foot lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility, located on approximately 140 acres in the Augusta Grove Business Park, will produce various form factors of lithium-ion cells for commercial, industrial and defense applications, with a production capacity of four-gigawatt hours (4GWh) per year. Operations are scheduled for late 2027.

“We recognize Greenville as an emerging hub for high-tech companies with an attractive talent pool in a thriving community. 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. 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,” EnerSys President and CEO David M. Shaffer said.

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

“We are pleased that EnerSys chose South Carolina to increase its statewide presence and host such a large operation. Our pro-business climate and prepared workforce make it possible for companies to start, grow and thrive in a place they enjoy calling home,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

EnerSys manufactures batteries, chargers and power systems for use in a variety of end markets including telecommunications, broadband, data centers, industrial utilities, warehouse and logistics, aerospace, defense and transportation. The company currently has 15 North American locations.

“Greenville County is proud to welcome EnerSys to South Carolina’s Upstate. Although growing, this community maintains a reputation for serving and helping one another. We look forward to including EnerSys and its team members in our Greenville family as we evolve into a long-lasting and successful partnership,” Chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Bruce Bannister added.

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