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HomeNewsEnchem to open a site in Hauts-de-France

Enchem in Hauts-de-France:

a boost for the battery industry

Korea's leading electrolyte producer has chosen Hauts-de-France to expand in Europe. A 57 million euro investment that should allow for the creation of 100 jobs, which the company announced on Monday May 13 at the Choose France Summit.
Date de publication Published on 14.05.2024
Nord France Invest

Enchem's new site in Hauts-de-France
a significant step forward for Battery Valley

Ce lundi 13 mai, le coréen Enchem a annoncé lors du sommet Choose France, l’implantation à Dunkerque, d’une unité de production d’électrolyte.

On Monday May 13, the Korean company Enchem announced at the Choose France summit that it was setting up an electrolyte production unit in Dunkirk.

This 57 million euro investment should allow for the creation of 100 jobs in the Hauts-de-France region by 2027.
Scheduled to be operational in September 2025, the plant will have an annual capacity of 150,000 tons of electrolytes, 40,000 tons of recycled NMP and 4,000 tons of cathode suspension.

The arrival of Enchem, Korea’s leading electrolyte producer, in Dunkirk represents a major step forward for both the regional battery ecosystem and the local industrial ecosystem.

Alongside gigafactories, cathode producers and recyclers, this will bring a new technological brick to the value chain and establish Hauts-de-France once again as the nerve center of Europe’s Battery Valley.

Dunkirk:
a strategic choice

The decision to locate in Dunkirk meets a number of strategic criteria for Enchem.

  • Proximity to key clients: the concentration of lithium-ion battery gigafactories (ACC, AESC and Verkor, all less than two hours from the future site).
  • Port infrastructures that facilitate the transportation of raw materials that are essential to production, from China and Korea.
  • Access to low-carbon, economical and stable energy, an important factor in the project’s feasibility.

Enchem’s close proximity to its clients will allow the company to minimize its carbon footprint, while maintaining an optimized supply chain for electrolytes (which must be stored at temperatures below 10 degrees).

A project backed by the support
of the Invest in Hauts-de-France team

Support from local stakeholders was a key factor in Enchem’s decision.

Business France, the Port of Dunkirk, the Urban Community of Dunkirk, Dunkerque Promotion and Nord France Invest have played a key role in making this project a reality, through their support in:

  • finding suitable sites,
  • administrative procedures, making it easier for the company to establish itself in the region.

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Guillaume Jinkoji Guillaume Jinkoji
Yadan Lan Yadan Lan

Guillaume (Project Director) and Yadan (Project Manager) are your preferred contacts for any project coming from Asia in the following sectors: automotive, battery, food & beverage, logistics & retail, renewable energies, industrial robotics, tech & IT.

They will be happy to provide you with support throughout your development project in the Hauts-de-France region.

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