ABOUT US

To this day, SK Innovation has been actively engaging in petroleum production across the globe. As Korea’s first successful developer of LiBS, it has kept its edge in both the information and electronic material industry, and the automotive sector. SK Energy is Korea’s number one refinery, while our chemicals subsidiary, SK Global Chemical, has been at the forefront of innovation in the petrochemical industry. SK Lubricants supplies high-quality base oils to over 50 countries and finished lubricant products to 25.

SK Innovation started the development of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles in 2005 and moved on to production in 2006. The first milestone came in 2010, when we were selected as a battery provider for Hyundai’s BlueOn, Korea’s first electric vehicle, and Kia’s Ray. Only a year later, we started supplying batteries to SLS AMG E-Cell, the first electric supercar of Mercedes-AMG. This is how SK Innovation has become a proven, trusted and widely used partner for automakers across the globe.

Technology, production:

SKBH is SK Innovation’s first European battery plant to produce third-generation battery cells for Global auto maker using pouch technology. The geographical location of the city – the proximity of the German and Czech, as well as Slovak and domestic automotive plants, as well as the proximity of logistics routes -, the availability of skilled and experienced workforce and the attractive offer of state investment played a decisive role in the selection of the Komárom production site.

Battery cells are manufactured through three major technological processes: Electrode, Assembly, and Formation. The product of the Electrode is the anode and cathode electrode, which is placed in a reel in the Assembly, where the cell is assembled in four major steps. The semi-finished product leaving the Assembly process acquires its final shape and characteristics during the Formation, the latter by charging and recharging.

Awards, recognitions:

2018

“Technical Incentive Investment Award”
(A HIPA Investor Of The year)

2019

“Company Of The Year For Job Creation Award”
(A HIPA Investor Of The year)

Social responsibility (CSR) activity:

2019-2020

Donation of total HUF 15 million
to social, health and fire safety public foundations
in Komárom  (in two parts)

2020

Donation of USD 50 thousand (HUF 16 million)
to Komárom city for supporting COVID-19 measures

Investment

& status

1st Site
(Production operational)

Company

name

SK Battery Hungary Kft.
(SKBH)

Initial

investment

amount

HUF 97.5 billion
(EUR 313 million)

Production capa

& Number

of lines

7.5 GWh / year
5 Production lines

Plant

area

95 527 m2

Headcount

Appx. 1,300

SKBH company history:

2017

Decision on the location of SK Innovation’s first European battery plant

2018

FEBRUARY – Start of construction
MARCH 7. – Groundbreaking ceremony

2019

MARCH –  Training of the engineer and shift supervisors in South Korea
JULY – Start of mass recruitment
SEPTEMBER –  Completion of production line 1 and 2 setup
OCTOBER – SOP (Start of production) of production line 1 and 2
DECEMBER – First Shipment (Global OEM)

2020

JANUARY – Start of 24/7 operation
APRIL – Completion of the production line 3 setup
JULY – Start of production line 4 and 5 setup

2021

JANUARY – Announcement of the third Hungarian investment (Iváncsa, Fejér county)

CONTACT

SK Battery Hungary Kft.

2903 Komárom, Irinyi János utca 9.

skbh@sk.com