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Denkai America Expands Camden, South Carolina, Plant

07/01/2021
Denkai America, Inc., a subsidiary of Nippon Denkai, Ltd., plans to expand operations in Camden, South Carolina. The $14 million investment will create 10 new jobs in Kershaw County.

Located at 29 Battleship Extension Road in Camden, Denkai America Inc.’s expansion will increase the company’s capability and capacity to meet growing demand for its anticipated business growth into the energy storage market segment. This includes the modernization of the current manufacturing facility and the construction of additional factory space. The expansion is expected to be completed by October 2022.

As a leading manufacturer of electrodeposited copper foil, a key component in lithium ion batteries which power electric vehicles –tate officials said Denkai America, Inc. is uniquely positioned to participate in the rapidly growing vehicle electrification market.The expansion is expected to be completed by October 2022.

“Denkai America, Inc. is excited by the opportunity to revitalize our manufacturing facility and prepare for growth into new markets. On behalf of our CEO, Dr. Nakajima, I would like to extend our gratitude to the business development teams from the state of South Carolina and Kershaw County. The investment in our facility is necessary for ensuring continued prosperity and the ability to create additional high-quality jobs in Camden,” Denkai America, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Michael Coll said.

As a manufacturer of electrodeposited copper foil, a key component in lithium ion batteries which power electric vehicles, Denkai is uniquely positioned to participate in the rapidly growing vehicle electrification market, state officials noted.

"Today's expansion announcement by Denkai America, Inc. is further proof that manufacturing continues to attract jobs and capital investment in South Carolina. This expansion will benefit Kershaw County and the state for years to come, and it shows that South Carolina is ‘Just right’ for making quality products,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

Operating for more than 40 years, Denkai America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality electrodeposited copper foils for printed circuit board, industrial and energy storage applications.

“Congrats to Denkai America, Inc. and our partners in Kershaw County on today’s announcement. This latest expansion into the growing energy market amplifies the company’s portfolio and career advancement opportunities for workers in the area. With more than four decades already under its belt, we look forward to seeing the company continue to thrive here in the decades to come,” Central SC Alliance Chairman W. Keller Kissam noted.

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