Umicore has opened a production site to make cathode materials used in Li-Ion rechargeable batteries in Jiangmen, China. The new site will be close to Umicore’s existing cathode materials production plant in Jiangmen and is part of an investment program announced in May 2017. It will provide Umicore additional space to increase its production of NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt) cathode materials for electrified vehicles to meet growing customer demand

‘We are committed to supporting the rapid growth of our customers with significant investments close to their production sites,’ said Marc Grynberg, CEO of Umicore. ‘It is rewarding to see confirmation of our leadership in clean mobility materials and we are excited about the prospects for our business.’

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