EnerSys Opening New Operations in Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC | February 14, 2024 – EnerSys (NYSE:ENS), a global leader in energy storage systems and solutions, has announced it plans to expand in South Carolina with the establishment of new operations in Greenville County.  This $500 million capital investment has the potential to create 500 new jobs.

With over 100 years in the industry, EnerSys is a multibillion-dollar enterprise and a global leader in industrial technology with a presence across 100 countries.  The company has been a trusted manufacturer of batteries, chargers, and power systems for use in a variety of end markets including telecommunications, broadband, data center, industrial utilities, warehouse and logistics, aerospace, defense, and transportation. The company also recently launched its Fast Charge and Storage system, which provides energy storage and management for various applications including dynamic fast charging for electric vehicles.

EnerSys intends to build a 500,000 square foot manufacturing facility on 140 acres at Augusta Grove Business Park in Greenville.  This will be the company’s second South Carolina facility and one of 15 in North America.  This new operation will focus on producing various form factors of lithium-ion cells for commercial, industrial, and defense applications, with an annual production capacity of four gigawatt hours (GWh).

“Greenville welcomes EnerSys to our county and is grateful to its team for selecting our community to expand its technological capabilities,” says Greenville County Council Chairman, Dan Tripp. “The company’s investment is a testament to Greenville’s diverse and robust manufacturing environment and highly skilled workforce.”

This significant economic development is the result of a valued partnership and collaboration efforts between numerous parties including Greenville Area Development Corporation, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and EnerSys.  All parties involved have played a pivotal role in making this initiative a success.

“Greenville County is proud to welcome EnerSys to South Carolina’s Upstate. Although growing, this community maintains a reputation for serving and helping one another. We look forward to including EnerSys and its team members in our Greenville family as we evolve into a long-lasting and successful partnership,” states Chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, Bruce Bannister.

Many notable attendees were present at this announcement today, including South Carolina Governor, Henry McMaster.  “Congratulations to EnerSys and Greenville County on a partnership that brings new opportunities to South Carolina. The Upstate is set for significant transformation with an extraordinary $500 million investment, accompanied by the creation of 500 new jobs. This investment will shape the region’s future, fostering sustained prosperity for South Carolina in the years ahead,” said Governor McMaster.

Secretary of Commerce, Harry M. Lightsey III was also in attendance, stating “We are pleased that EnerSys chose South Carolina to increase its statewide presence and host such a large operation. Our pro-business climate and prepared workforce make it possible for companies to start, grow and thrive in a place they enjoy calling home.”

For additional information on EnerSys please visit www.enersys.com/en/.  Operations are targeted to be online in late 2027. Individuals interested in joining the EnerSys team should visit the readySC’s careers page.

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