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Fujihatsu & Toyotsu Battery Components Plans Liberty, North Carolina, Production Operations

Fujihatsu & Toyotsu Battery Components, a new partnership between Fujihatsu Tech America, Inc. and Toyota Tsusho America, Inc., plans to establish electric vehicle battery manufacturing operations in Liberty, North Carolina. The $60 million project is expected to create 133 jobs in Randolph County over the next five years.

The new facility will support Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina and manufacture and sell prismatic aluminum cell cases and cell covers with discharge valves to meet the increasing demand for automotive and EV batteries.

“North Carolina’s reputation as a leader in the clean energy and EV industries is not only attracting flagship companies like Toyota, but key players in the EV supply chain,” said Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). “Our state’s world-class education system, customizable workforce development programs and the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast also provide the support companies like FTBC need to succeed. We look forward to FTBC being a part of North Carolina’s clean energy economy.”

Fujihatsu & Toyotsu Battery Components was established in July of 2023. The new company is 60% owned by Fujihatsu Tech America, Inc. and 40% by Toyota Tsusho America Inc.

“There is a lot of excitement about the opportunities that are coming to town,” Randolph County Economic Development Corporation president Kevin Franklin noted. “There’s opportunities for our young people to stay right here in the community, get a good education in our K-12 system and at the Randolph Community College and go straight into the workforce in jobs that weren’t available here just ten years ago or five years ago.”

In addition to the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), other key partners in the project includes the North Carolina Community College System and Randolph Community College.

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