ROSWELL, Ga — SK Battery, a South Korean electric vehicle manufacturer, will open up a new IT center in Roswell, creating 200 brand new jobs, Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Friday.
The IT center will help serve the company’s battery manufacturing facilities across the United States, including its Georgia facilities. The center will be located at 1110 Sanctuary Parkway in Roswell.
SK Battery already has a lithium-ion battery plant in Jackson County. The plant opened in the state in 2021. It covers almost 300 acres along Interstate 85 in Commerce and builds batteries that power up to 250,000 cars each year.
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“We’re proud of SK Battery America’s continued growth here in the No. 1 state for business,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “This innovative company continues to bring the jobs of the future that will benefit hardworking Georgians in manufacturing, and now it will also tap into the tech talent our top-ranking universities provide.”
SK Battery America is investing nearly $2.6 billion in two lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities in Jackson County to supply electric vehicles such as the Ford F-150 Lightning and Volkswagen ID.4. The SKBA facility is one of SK Group’s three major investments in the State of Georgia.
“We are looking forward to SK Battery America becoming part of our community and the opportunities it will bring to Roswell,” said City of Roswell Mayor Kurt Wilson.
The company is looking for IT experts for battery manufacturing execution system development and operations and data analysts. Those interested can apply at www.skbatteryamerica.com.
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The IT Center is just the latest project that Channel 2 Action News has reported on as Georgia’s electric vehicle industry continues to grow.
Hyundai recently broke ground in October on its first electric vehicle plant in the United States. The car company had announced in May its plans to move to Georgia and build the $5.5 billion, 17,000-square foot plant.
Rivian also announced last year that it would build a $5 billion plant on 2,000 acres in Morgan County. However, the plant has been met with legal challenges and opposition from neighbors.
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