Umicore inaugurates CAM plant in Poland; full battery supplies worth chain in Europe


Umicore final week inaugurated its carbon-neutral manufacturing facility for cathode lively supplies (CAM) for electrical autos in Nysa, Poland. This makes Umicore the primary firm in Europe with a whole round and sustainable battery supplies worth chain.

The gigafactory will provide battery supplies to Umicore’s automotive and battery cell prospects in Europe and marks an essential step in attaining the European Union’s ambition of getting its personal battery ecosystem that’s each sustainable and aggressive on a worldwide scale.


With this gigafactory, Umicore is main the best way in battery supplies in Europe providing key components for a accountable and sustainable worth chain for electrical transport. Its state-of-the-art product and course of applied sciences complement our metals refining and cathode precursor manufacturing facility in Finland in addition to our world-class R&D and pioneering battery recycling actions in Belgium. All these components collectively, underscore how we’re a dependable transformation companion for our prospects, supporting them domestically on their acceleration path in the direction of sustainable electrical mobility.

—Mathias Miedreich, CEO of Umicore

Nysa’s annual manufacturing capability is ready to succeed in 20 GWh by the tip of 2023 and 40 GWh in 2024, with the potential to rise to greater than 200 GWh, or 3 million electrical autos, within the second half of the last decade.

This progress trajectory is a part of Umicore’s ambition to succeed in worldwide capability of greater than 400 GWh by 2030, and general technique to ascertain totally built-in regional battery materials worth chains on three continents. To this finish, Umicore plans to assemble a precursor and cathode lively supplies facility in Canada and broaden its current capability in Asia.

The Nysa plant is totally powered by renewable electrical energy from a close-by onshore wind farm, enabling Umicore’s carbon-neutral progress ambitions. Building of the plant started in 2019 and manufacturing began in July this yr. At present, Umicore in Nysa employs about 240 individuals. Their quantity is predicted to extend to 400 by the tip of 2023, together with the plant’s future capability growth.


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