SK Signet Will Open New EV Charger Facility in Plano

Electric vehicle charging technology manufacturer SK Signet will open a new facility in Plano and create up to 183 high-skilled jobs according to a The EV Report article. They say,

“SK Signet, a top global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging solutions, announced plans today to create up to 183 highly-skilled jobs for a new EV charger manufacturing facility in Plano, Texas. 

With this facility, SK Signet will produce a range of fast-charging solutions, including providing the first U.S.-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 new SK Signet facility will produce the first American-made ultra-fast chargers according to a Thomas Insights article. They say,

“A leading manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations plans to establish its first U.S. production facility in North Texas, company officials announced. 

SK Signet, an affiliate of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, expects to be able to produce over 10,000 rapid vehicle chargers per year at a new, 136,200-square-foot factory in Plano. The ultra-fast chargers and cabinets will be the first made in the U.S. to offer more than 350 kilowatts of power, officials said. 

The complex will also make power modules, test chargers in collaboration with automakers, and house research and development operations. The company aims to be fully operational in suburban Dallas by July 2023. SK Signet expects to create up to 183 jobs at the site by 2026. Details of the company’s capital investment in the plant were not disclosed.”

SK Signet CEO Jung Ho Shin said that access to efficient charging will greatly help in the transition from combustion engines to battery-powered motors.