The Belgian recycling and material company Umicore will be opening their announced first European cathode material factory in the Polish city of Nysa. The cathode materials will be used for EV batteries.
The decision was made as Nysa is closer to the European clients, and will also help provide access to qualified technical personnel. The factory, which will create up to 400 jobs in the first phase, is planned to go into operation by the end of 2020.
Furthermore, Umicore has decided to set up a Process Competence Center at their Belgian location in Olen. The location is otherwise used as one of Umicore’s largest R&D centers. The new competence center will go into operation by the end of 2019 and will bring in about 20 researchers.