2021. September 17.
On September 10 (local time), SK Battery Hungary (hereafter “SKBH”) was honored to receive the “County Representative Enterprise Award” from Komárom-Esztergom County, where its business site is located, for its contribution to the local community. Held at the Komárom-Esztergom County Office located at Tatabánya city, the award event was attended by President of Komárom-Esztergom County Council Popovics György, Deputy Minister of Justice Dr. Völner Pál, Hungarian Government Commissioner Dr. Kancz Csaba, CEO of SKBH Han Sang-kyu, and other local officials.
Hungary is a key base for SK Innovation to launch into the European electric vehicle (EV) battery market. The company’s first battery plant in Hungary is located at Komárom and operating with an annual capacity of 7.5GWh. Another 9.8 GWh plant is also being built in the same city. Besides, SK Innovation announced to build new plants with total annual production capacity of 31 GWh at , Iváncsa, which is about 50 km southwest from Budapest.
Han Sang-kyu, CEO of SKBH, said, “In 2017, SK innovation built SK battery Hungary, the first independent EV battery production plant in Europe of SK Innovation, in Komarom City, Komarom-Estergom County, and started commercial operation in 2019. Until now, the operation of our plant has been stabilized. I believe that this was the result of not only SK Batttery Hungary member’s hard work, but also was made possible by the support from local officials and residents. Going forward, SK innovation will continue to successfully conduct business in Hungary, and strive to become a company that can contribute to the enhancement of happiness not only for the citizens of Komarom-Estergom County, but also for the entire Hungarian people.”