LG Energy Solution Wroclaw
LG Energy Solution Wrocław is Europe's largest and the world's leading producer of lithium-ion batteries for the automotive industry. In Biskupice Podgórne (Kobierzyce commune) we manufacture all battery elements up to the product ready for installation in a car.
Our company - initially known as LG Chem Wrocław Energy - was established in 2016. The investment was launched on 5th of October of the same year. The construction of the plant near Wroclaw was a response to the growing demand for EV batteries from European car manufacturers. The creation of the production centre in Poland thus helped to reduce logistics costs, maintain timeliness of deliveries and strengthen partnerships with LG Group customers. Among our contractors there are major European and North American car manufacturers: Audi, BMW, Fiat, Ford, Porsche and Volkswagen, among others.
In the second half of 2017, we started producing batteries for the automotive sector. Currently, the LG Energy Solution Wrocław team has about 10,000 employees who are creating the future of zero-emission automotive industry every day.
Our plant has an area of around 100 hectares, there are dozens of production lines, and the target production capacity will reach 100 GWh. The total investment cost in Biskupice Podgórne is more than EUR 3.2 billion.
During its five-year activity, LG Energy Solution Wrocław created first and largest electric vehicle battery production centre in Europe. It resulted in introducing advanced technology to Poland, attracting many other investments, as well as making our country the European leader in this secto
LG Energy Solution Group
The history of LG Energy Solution began in 1947 with the establishment of Korean company Lucky Chemical - initially a cosmetics manufacturer. Due to its growth and continuous expansion of its business portfolio, the company has been listed on the Korean Stock Exchange since 1969.
Over the following decades, the company opened further production centres and entered new markets - including plastics market. In 1995, the company changed its name to LG Chem.
The company began researching lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries as early as 1992 and began developing them in 1996. Mass production of cylindrical Li-ion batteries began in 1999.
Our group started developing Li-Ion batteries for the automotive industry in 2000. Less than 10 years later - in the second half of 2009 - LG Chem was the first to supply HEV batteries to Hyundai Motors. In the same year, the company became the exclusive supplier to General Motors, which was planning to start mass production of the world's first electric car - Chervolet Volt.
Contracting more clients and the dynamic development of the industry required increasing the production capacity of the Group. Back in 2009, construction of a battery factory in Ochang, Korea, began, a year later in Michigan, USA, and in 2014 in Nanjing, China. In October 2016, the construction of a plant in Biskupice Podgórne near Wrocław began. In 2019, our group founded a joint venture with General Motors - Ultium Cells. Currently, the second plant producing cells for electric vehicles under this banner is being built in the United States.
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December 2020 brought changes at Group level, resulted in the separation of the battery industry from LG Chem to the newly formed LG Energy Solution, headed by Jong-Hyeon Kim.
In July 2021, a cooperation agreement was announced with Hyundai Motor Group. Under this agreement, the two groups will jointly invest USD 1.1 billion in the construction of a plant for the production of cells that will be used in electric cars of the Hyundai and Kia brands. The new production centre will be built in Karawang, Indonesia. Production is planned to start in the first half of 2024.
In October 2021. LG Energy Solution and Stellantis concluded an agreement to establish a joint venture. Its aim will be to produce cells and modules for the North American automotive market. The parties intend to build a new factory with an annual production capacity of 40 GWh.
Batteries produced there will be delivered to Stellantis assembly plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The corporation owns automotive brands such as: Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati, Opel and Peugeot.
Currently LG Energy Solution is a global leader in supplying batteries to all market segments: from consumer products in the IT and power tool sectors, through the advanced automotive industry - supplying 13 of the world's 20 largest automotive brands - to energy storage systems (ESS).