SK Battery America is investing $19 million to open an IT center in Roswell, Ga., to serve the company's battery manufacturing facilities across the United States.
"We decided to open our IT regional center in Roswell to strengthen SK's position as a leader in the battery industry," Jason Choi, head of information technology at SK Battery America said in a Jan. 26 news release. "It will help us build and operate an advanced manufacturing system in accordance with further expansion of battery production bases in the United States."
The center will create 200 new jobs in the area including positions like data analysts and IT experts for battery manufacturing execution system development and operations.
South Korea-based SK expects operations at the center to begin in January.
The company is investing almost $2.6 billion in two lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities in Commerce, Ga., about 70 miles east of Roswell, to supply batteries for EVs like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Volkswagen ID.4.