Groundbreaking ceremony marks another milestone for Umicore in Nysa

Regional website Poland

25 February 2020, Radzikowice near Nysa, Poland – Umicore organized a groundbreaking ceremony of its new greenfield plant in Nysa in the presence of CEO Umicore Marc Grynberg, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium Luc Jacobs, as well as representatives of the Polish national government and local government institutions.

All guests agreed on the key role that the production facility will play in the development of the local labor market in the entire voivodship. The plant is expected to start production by the end of 2020 and will employ 400 people. It will be the company’s first plant in Europe to produce cathode materials for li-ion rechargeable batteries. Most materials will go into this type of batteries for electric vehicles.

Marc Grynberg, CEO of Umicore, commented: “Umicore is committed to enabling the transition to electrified mobility with its innovative technologies, responsible sourcing and closed materials loop. As a leading player in cathode materials for electric vehicle batteries, it is critical for us to be able to serve our clients across regions and the new plant in Nysa will fit extremely well in our global production configuration. I look forward to a safe and successful construction project”.

A local jazz band consisting of students of the State Higher Vocational School in Nysa gave a live performance at the ceremony.
The special guests placed the Foundation Act, a fountain pen, a coin, local newspapers such as the New Opole Tribune and the Nowiny Nyskie in a time capsule.

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