ATLANTA – Denkai America will invest $150 million to establish an electrodeposited (ED) copper foil production facility on a 115-acre site here, with a goal to invest a total of $430 million and create 250 new jobs over the next five years.
The site will also serve as Denkai's North American headquarters.
The materials are used in printed circuit boards and printed electronics, and more recently, lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
Construction is expected to begin in September as the first part of a three-phase investment, and the facility will be fully operational by December 2024. The company will be hiring for skilled industrial technicians, production managers, and engineers.
"This investment highlights our commitment to leading ED battery foil manufacturing in North America for many years to come," said Heday Nakajima, Ph.D., president and CEO, Denkai Group. "We are grateful to the teams in Richmond County and the State of Georgia for making this project possible."
"Georgia is proud to be selected as the home of Denkai America, further strengthening our state's status as a leader in the emerging electric mobility and existing aerospace, defense, and technology industries," said Governor Brian Kemp in a press release.
Denkai America’s materials have traditionally been used in PCB applications, primarily for the aerospace and defense industries, but are also now used in the lithium-ion batteries powering electric vehicles. Operating for more than 60 years, Denkai has team members worldwide with operations in Japan and North America.
“We are thrilled to expand our manufacturing presence into Augusta, which has the skilled and talented work force our company needs for growth,” said Nobu Masuda, president and CEO, Denkai America.
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