On November 14, SK Signet, a South Korea based manufacturer of EV charging solutions, announced plans to create up to 183 highly skilled jobs for a new EV charger manufacturing facility in Plano, TX. With this facility, SK Signet will produce a range of fast-charging solutions, including providing the first US-manufactured ultra-fast chargers and power cabinets that offer more than 350kW of power.
The facility, covering 136,200 square feet, is expected to be operating at full capacity by July 2023, producing more than 10,000 fast chargers per year. SK Signet plans to create up to 183 jobs at the site by 2026.
The manufacturing facility is SK Signet's first in the US and will align with the goals of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, boosting domestic manufacturing of secure, interoperable EV chargers and supporting the growth of a nationwide EV charging infrastructure.
Note: In early October, Battery Technology reported on 13 earlier 2022 updates on US battery production facilities: That report is here.